03-17-2008, 05:57 PM #1
TX - Dexter Jones, 39, Beaumont, March 2008
15 March 08
Texas EquuSearch will be in Beaumont today to look for Dexter Jones...
Beaumont Police Det. Jesus Tamayo said he called EquuSearch to aid with the Jones search because of the sonar equipment the agency has. Also, the additional personnel might be able to examine possibilities in the area around the Salt Water Barrier again to see if Jones' body is nearby.
In the Jones case, Kenneth "Bo-Wayne" Speights was interviewed by police again Friday, according to Tamayo, and continues to be very cooperative.
Speights was with Jones, 39, when the man vanished.
Speights, who said both men were on the phone when they arrived at the Salt Water Barrier March 8, has turned over his phone records to police, Tamayo said.
Tamayo said Speights also gave another statement, but Tamayo said he could not discuss any specifics of the investigation.
In a twist, Barbara Jones, Dexter's mother, said her son was not on the phone when the two men supposedly pulled up at the barrier. She said phone records show her son made a call at 8:40 p.m. that night to his wife that didn't go through.
Speights' said the two arrived sometime between 8:40 and 8:45 p.m. that night.
Police would not confirm Barbara Jones' allegations.
Barbara Jones also rejected the idea of any close relationship between her son and Speights, saying it was her older son, Tim, who was closer friends with Speights, not Dexter.
Although officially a missing person's case, it continues to be treated as a homicide, according to police.
Tamayo said today's search - depending on what is or isn't found - will obviously determine the next step in the investigation.
"If we don't find anything, we'll begin to expand the search and we'll bring Mr. Speights back in."
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03-18-2008, 05:07 PM #2
17 March 08
Investigators have positively identified a body found Sunday in the Neches River as Dexter Jones, but police say they're waiting on autopsy results to determine the cause of death and whether foul play was involved.
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