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  1. #1
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    Jul 2005

    NJ - Tomeine Jones, 19, Harrison Township, 18 April 2002

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    Missing Since: April 18, 2002 from Harrison Township, New Jersey
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: December 26, 1982
    Age: 19 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'4, 135 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair, brown eyes.
    Jones has pierced ears and an old burn scar on her thigh. Her nicknames are Mimi and Meme.


    Details of Disappearance
    Jones was last seen in Penns Grove, New Jersey, shortly before midnight on April 18, 2002. She was wearing an off the shoulder printed dress at the time. She was last heard from an hour later, when she had a telephone conversation from her apartment in Mullica West Apartments in Harrison Township, New Jersey. Her daughter was later found in the apartment alone.
    Foul play is suspected in Jones's disappearance; authorities have classified it as a homicide. She left behind her keys and purse and also her two-year-old daughter, and her family says she was a dedicated and enthusiastic mother and it would be uncharacteristic of her to abandon the child. The child now lives with Jones's parents in Salem County, New Jersey.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Harrison Township Police Department
    New Jersey State Police


    Source Information
    New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit

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    Tomeine's parents live less than 2 miles from me. I wish them well in their search but they need help the police haven't been able to find any leads. (Well thats another story)

    Last edited by KateB; 04-08-2015 at 04:19 AM. Reason: update link & photo.

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    news article Tomeine Jones 7/28/05

    Family frustrated with lack of progress in Jones case
    Wednesday, July 27, 2005
    Staff Writer
    MANNINGTON TWP. -- Cheryl Jones' 5-year-old granddaughter wants to know where mommy is and when she's coming home.

    Three years ago, on April 19, 2002, 19-year-old Tomiene Jones disappeared after returning to her Harrison Township apartment from a night out with friends. She dropped off a girlfriend in Penns Grove around midnight, and headed home where she lived alone with her daughter.

    That was the last time she was seen alive.

    Authorities said Tomiene Jones had a phone conversation with a friend April 19 at 1 a.m. Later that day, she was reported missing, and has not been heard from since.

    For three years, family members have called and visited the Gloucester County
    Prosecutor's office hoping for news about Tomiene, without any luck. Now they are planning to seek out private help in their daughter's case, which was declared a homicide in November, and hire a private investigator.

    "Every time we went (to the prosecutor's office) it was the same thing," said Cheryl Jones, Tomiene's mother. "Nothing."

    The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office has been working on the case for the past three years with no arrests. Authorities conducted an extensive search following Tomiene's disappearance, and billboards were posted in Salem County asking anyone with information to contact authorities.

    The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, the Harrison Township Police Department and the Jones family are offering a $9,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her disappearance.

    "There have been no new developments in the case, unfortunately," said Bernie Weisenfeld, spokesperson for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office.

    Cheryl Jones, who lives in Mannington Township, said her family has grown frustrated with the slow-moving progress.

    It's been three years just waiting and waiting," she said. "It's taking a toll on us."

    Police questioned Marc Goodson, the father of Jones' daughter, who is incarcerated for an unrelated sex offense, but have not charged him in her disappearance or even named him a suspect.

    Cheryl Jones said Goodson and her daughter had a history of problems. Tomiene even attempted to hide the location of her apartment from him, but he eventually discovered where she and their daughter were living, Jones said.
    The two had never lived together, Jones said, and had been broken up at the time of her disappearance.

    Cheryl Jones said her family is considering hiring a private detective to investigate her daughter's disappearance. The family will meet at her brother's house in Woodbury this weekend to figure out how to come up with money for a detective.

    A private detective is not held to the same regulations as a police officer or other public law enforcement, Weisenfeld said. If a person is being questioned and decides they want a lawyer present, a private detective does not have to stop questioning. The Jones family wants Goodson questioned in prison, even if it is just to have closure and eventually give Tomiene's daughter an explanation about her disappearance.

    They are also hoping someone remembers seeing Tomiene on April 18 of 2002, or heard something since.

    "I just want people to know she's still missing," Cheryl Jones said. "Somebody's got to know something."

    Anyone with information regarding Tomiene Jones' disappearance can call the Major Crimes Unit of the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office at 384-5500 or the Harrison Township Police Department at 468-0600

    Popular opinion in the neighborhood is that this guy goodson is involved. Cops have him in custody for other crimes. How to find out more ? Anybody have any ideas how i can get more info?


  3. #3
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    Jul 2004

    NJ-Tomiene "Meme" Jones 19, April 18, 2002

    Tomiene "Meme" Jones, then 19, vanished from her Gloucester County apartment on April 18, 2002. Her parents called police after she failed to pick up her 2-year-old daughter, Janiyah, from the babysitter's house. The young woman's brother, Tom Jr., went to her Mullica Hill apartment and found the front door open. Investigators have said they believe she is dead.

    Janiyah's father, Marc S. Goodson of Salem, has described himself as the prime suspect in Tomiene Jones' disappearance and the slaying of another former girlfriend, Nyoka Brice, 20, but has denied any role in either case. He is in state prison on sexual-assault and drug-distribution charges.

    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  4. #4
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    Mar 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    One year later and the police still have no leads on her disappearance. Her daughter is apparently old enough to ask where her mother is buried and why she doesn't have a headstone...


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    Dec 2005
    Bumping up her post since her case was featured on Maury

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    May 2005

    Clues Remain Few For Teen Missing Since '02

    For the family of Tomiene Jones, missing now for almost six years, it will never end until they know.

    The billboards, the countless newspaper articles, the television segment on Maury Povich's nationally syndicated program nothing.

    The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, the National Center for Missing Adults, a private investigator no clues.

    But that aching need to know what happened to their beautiful daughter who went missing from her Harrison Township apartment on April 18, 2002, at the age of 19 has kept Cheryl and Tom Jones driven to continue on with their tireless search.

    "I haven't seen nothing or heard nothing, so I'm still holding on," said Cheryl Jones. "I'll never give up. I've got to know what happened to her. Either way, I've got to know what happened."


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    On the Third Coast

    Clues remain few for teen missing since '02


    2 Feb 08

    For the family of Tomiene Jones, missing now for almost six years, it will never end until they know.

    The billboards, the countless newspaper articles, the television segment on Maury Povich's nationally syndicated program nothing.

    The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, the National Center for Missing Adults, a private investigator no clues.

    But that aching need to know what happened to their beautiful daughter who went missing from her Harrison Township apartment on April 18, 2002, at the age of 19 has kept Cheryl and Tom Jones driven to continue on with their tireless search.

    much more at link

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    Penn's woods
    Apr. 16, 2009

    ...Gloucester County authorities believe 19-year-old Tomiene "Meme" Jones was killed even though they have never found a body...

    ...Prosecutors say no arrests have been made and no new leads have surfaced. A $10,000 reward continues to be offered.

    "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James

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    Jul 2005
    This is just so sad.

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    North Carolina
    7 years and still no sign of girl last seen in P.G.

    No suspects have been named, but the prosecutor's office has interviewed an ex-boyfriend currently locked up on unrelated charges.
    "We certainly have theories as to who may be responsible," said Dalton, "but we are always looking for new information that may help corroborate what we already know."
    I know that we'll continue to work on this case until the person responsible is held accountable for his actions," said Dalton. "We will make an arrest."


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    Aug 2008
    up north
    Gloucester County Prosecutor - Unsolved Homicides

    Last edited by summer_breeze; 11-12-2012 at 05:15 PM.

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    Unsolved 2002 disappearance of Harrison Township woman still a priority for prosecutor's office

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  14. #14
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    Dec 2015
    Tomiene is mentioned in this article from October 2015.

    On April 18, 2002, 19-year-old Tomiene Jones was reported missing from her home in Harrison Township's Mullica West apartment complex. She was never found. Jones had a young daughter, and had never been known to leave the girl at home alone. The last time anyone spoke to her was over the phone early in the morning on the day she disappeared. It is believed that she was murdered, but investigators never found her body.

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