09-06-2014, 03:04 AM #1
SC - El Shawndrae Jones, 22, & Toby Bing, 18, Hilton Head, 18 February 1999
For 15 years now, Mary Holmes Jones has been replaying the night her son Shawn went missing. "It's always fresh in my mind like it just happened, because there's not a minute, second, day, hour, that goes by that I don't think about him," she says.
"You know, we can give him a peaceful burial. I know at this point in time he's [skeleton] right now, but that's my son. He's my first born," Jones says.
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has launched a renewed effort to find leads in cold cases. Shawn Jones's case is one of those. “You reevaluate the physical evidence, you talk to witnesses that may not have been candid at the time, and hopefully their loyalties have changed, and maybe they want to tell the truth at this point,” Captain Bob Bromage says.
Shawn Jones was last seen with his friend, Toby Bing, at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Wild Horse Road on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on February 18, 1999. Jones was visiting from Atlanta, Georgia at the time. Bing received a call on his cellular phone while away from his residence during the day. The caller requested that Bing drive to Bluffton, South Carolina. They were driving Bing's white 1994 Toyota pickup truck at the time of their disappearances. Neither Bing nor Jones has been heard from again.
Bing's vehicle was discovered abandoned in Savannah, Georgia on February 24, 1999, six days after he and Jones vanished. There was no sign of either man at the scene. Authorities discovered a large amount of blood at the Bluffton residence of Sean Rico Sullivan sometime afterwards. DNA tests confirmed that the blood was Bing's and Sullivan was charged with his murder in April 1999. Investigators believe that Sullivan shot Bing at his residence on the day of his February 1999 disappearance. Sullivan was not charged in connection with Jones's case, although authorities believe he was also a victim of foul play...
Bing and Jones's remains have never been located.
Toby's NamUs: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/579
02-18-2015, 07:55 PM #2Registered User
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Beaufort County Sheriff's Office seeking information in 1999 disappearance of Hilton Head pair
February 18, 2015
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is seeking information in the 1999 disappearance of two Hilton Head men, according to a news release.
The men, Toby Bing and Elshawndrae Jones, have been missing since Feb. 18, 1999, and were later the subject of a murder investigation involving two Bluffton men. Bing and Jones were last seen in the 100 block of Wild Horse Road on Hilton Head Island, the release states.
Bluffton residents Sean Rico Sullivan and Kenneth Campbell were suspects in the case and were both charged with murder in 2003. According to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Bing's and Jones' remains have never been found.
The Sheriff's Office is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in any cold case. The Office asks that if you have any information regarding this case, contact Capt. Bob Bromage at (843) 255- 3402, (843) 816-8013 or email@example.com or Crime Stoppers.
02-18-2016, 12:40 PM #3Registered User
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Shawn and Toby have been missing for 17 years now.
Reward offered in 1999 Bluffton cold case
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about the disappearance of a man investigators believe was with a friend who was murdered 17 years ago.
Elshawndrae Devon Jones, 22, and Toby Bing, 18, were reported missing Feb. 18, 1999, after they allegedly left the residence of a relative together to meet with people in Bluffton, according to a Thursday Sheriff’s Office news release.Investigators believe Sullivan and his associate, Kenneth Campbell, lured Jones and Bing to the Hyon Road mobile home, that both were murdered there and that their bodies disposed of, the release said.
Sullivan and Campbell are currently serving sentences in federal prison on narcotics-related offenses.
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