Police in Wilmington, North Carolina, are saying that foul play is involved in the case of a 16-year-old missing girl, which has led them to the New Hanover County Landfill.
16-year-old Miyonna Jones was last seen around 5:30 a.m. on November 1 and was reported missing on November 2 by her mother, Miaya Sellers.
Sellers said that she was treated unfairly in the process of reporting her daughter missing. She said that when she reported her daughter missing that it took police three hours to come and file a police report. In addition, Sellers said officers gave her the impression that her daughter’s disappearance wasn’t a serious matter to them.
“It took almost 3 hours to get an officer to show up to make a report,” Sellers said. “Even once they got to my family and me, they seemed not to take the matter seriously.”
The New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office said the investigation into Miyonna’s disappearance led them to search the New Hanover County Landfill late last Week.
“Based on everything that we know, we believe horrible things have happened to this child,” Assistant District Attorney Connie Jordan said.
A person of interest, in this case, has been identified as 25-year-old Jahreese Jones. According to the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office, Jahreese is Miyonna’s half-brother.
Jahreese is currently in the New Hanover County Jail under a $1.275 million bond for first-degree kidnapping, first-degree rape, and assault by strangulation.
The charges he’s currently booked are unrelated to Miyonna’s case.
Jahreese also faces a parole violation after police say he was alone in his car with Miyonna.
27-year-old Randi Johnson, the girlfriend of Jahreese Jones’ was arrested on Nov. 5 and charged with felony obstructing justice in Miyonna’s missing case.
Police believe Jahreese has something to do with Miyonna’s disappearance, and his girlfriend, Johnson, is covering for him, and she has not cooperated with authorities.
“She has hindered and delayed and obstructed a critical investigation by the Wilmington Police Department of a reported missing child,” Jordan said. “She has singlehandedly stood in the way of this investigation in every single way that she has been able to up until her arrest.”
Johnson is in jail under a $100,000 bond.
The North Carolina Beat is looking into this case and will continue to update you as we receive information.
Anyone with information about Mioyonna is to contact police at 910-343-3609.
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