Ca - James Eugene Jones, 43, Humboldt County, Poi Serial Murders

Discussion in 'Serial Killers in the Emerald Triangle' started by burblestein, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Lilibet

    Lilibet Watching & Waiting

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  2. herself.1

    herself.1 New Member

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    I was in high school when Sheila and Danielle went missing. I thought James Jones had been arrested and was a primary suspect because when I was 15 I had been in the back of his car getting a ride home and right when we were across the street from my house he was pulled over by fortuna police. When they got his name the cop pointed a gun at him and started yelling for him to get out of the car with his hands up, and when he got out he wouldn't get down on the ground so they hit him in the legs. My mom was across the street and my friend and I were still in the back of car crying begging to be let out. I had no idea who Jim Jones was or that he was a person of interest in this case, I don't think hardly anyone did. I don't remember what happened after that I went inside and I assumed he was arrested.
     
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    JudgeJoe Well-Known Member

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    Wow! In retrospect I’ll bet you’re happy he was pulled over that exact second. I’m glad there’s not a Websleuths thread for a missing “herself.1”!

    Welcome to WS, btw!
     
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  4. herself.1

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    I'm feeling confused because I genuinely thought the case of those 2 girls had been solved and he was in jail, but I was only 15 when all this was going on and I was naive and didn't have the best understanding of things.
     
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    I'm thinking what happened was they identified his car as the one they were looking for and confirmed his identity when IDing him, so it must have been right before or exactly when he became a POI.
     
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  6. burblestein

    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Close call, herself.1.

    My impression is that LE feels he committed these murders, but they lack the evidence needed for prosecution.
     
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    Lilibet Watching & Waiting

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    Welcome @herself.1. Thanks for sharing your scary experience. Burblestein is right. LE can “know” he killed both Danielle and Sheila, but lack the evidence to take him to trial successfully. They only have one chance to get a conviction, so they have to have enough evidence. Finding Sheila would help.

    Was Jones in the habit of giving random high school girls rides home from school? Or did you know him somehow?
     
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    I read that he is out of jail and probably in Arcadia
     
  11. burblestein

    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    He got an early out because of jail overcrowding. Given his conviction for a felony, that's a pathetically short sentence.
     
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    I am new here, so if posting a rumor is prohibited please let me know and I will delete. There was a social media post last week by somebody claiming that a man who looks like JEJ and who introduced himself as "James Jones" followed her and her friend around on a local hiking trail in Arcata. (Edit: in a later post, the OP stated that they picked out his mugshot in an interview with police)

    Post is referenced here in a local crime news blog (poster's name and "James Jones" removed in the article).

    Definitely worth keeping an eye on any missing person cases that may crop up in the NoHum region with women who seem to fit the alleged's preferred type.
     
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  13. burblestein

    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    Redheaded Blackbelt is a news site (online newspaper), not a social media site. I read the same article, but it never dawned on me to connect it to Jones. Revisiting this, I would not be surprised if the editor ran this article as a hint that she suspects that Jones is indeed a serial killer.
     

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