WPD: Body of missing 16-year-old found in Pender Co.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The body of missing 16-year-old Miyonna Jones was found Thursday morning in Pender County, the Wilmington Police Department said.
Jones was declared missing on Nov. 2 and was last seen the day before in Wilmington.
Jahreese Jones, Miyonna’s half-brother, and his girlfriend, Randi Johnson, are charged in connection to Miyonna’s death, WPD Chief Donny Williams said during a news conference Thursday afternoon.
“As a father myself, I can’t imagine the suffering right now that this young lady’s family must be enduring,” District Attorney Ben David said. “They have our commitment that we are going to do everything we can to make sure she gets justice.”
Jones has been in custody since Nov. 2 while Johnson was charged with obstructing justice on Nov. 5.
Both Williams and David said more charges are expected in the case.
“We do anticipate murder charges coming out,” David said. “But we are going to be deliberate and be sure we have the necessary forensic evaluations that need to take place.”
David and Williams declined to discuss any further details.
“The only time we can (talk about the case) is in the courtroom‚” said David. “And we intend to say plenty in a courtroom. They’ve given us a lot to work with.”
The news conference can be seen below:
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