A suspected serial killer jailed in Alabama may provide Douglas County authorities with a break in their investigation into the murders of two women, 11Alive News learned Friday.
Douglas County sheriff’s deputies are now in Mobile, Ala., questioned 31-year-old Jeremy Jones in the murders of 38-year-old Tina Mayberry and 16-year-old Amanda Grenwell today.
Grenwell’s body was found earlier this year along a Douglas County road. The suspect at one time lived in the same trailer park as Grenwell.
The other victim was found stabbed to death on Halloween night 2002 in front of Gipson’s restaurant and lounge. Jones was apparently a regular there.
Friends of Jones’ ex-girlfriend characterized him as abusive.
“He was very physically abusive, sexually abusive towards her. She had a stack of ‘I’m sorry’ cards from over a year, so it was really a classic abuse partner type deal,” said Linda Loffick. She added that Jones was “always on drugs.”
Authorities in seven states are looking at Jones as a possible suspect in a string of unsolved killings.