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Published On: Mon, Sep 16th, 2019

Missing Florida woman, Casei Jones and 4 children found dead in Georgia, Michael Wayne Jones believed to be the killer

The Marion County woman and her four children that had been missing for about six weeks have been found deceased near Brantley County, Georgia, according to Marion County Sheriff’s Department.

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The deceased include Casei Jones, 33 and her four children–10-year-old Cameron Bowers, 5-year-old Preston Bowers, 3-year-old Mercalli Jones, and 1-year-old Aiyana Jones.

On Saturday, September 14, the family of Casei Jones contacted the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to report her as missing. The family stated they had not seen her for approximately six weeks.

Detectives developed the victim’s husband, Michael Wayne Jones, Jr., 38, as a person of interest. On Sunday, September 15, Michael Wayne Jones, Jr. was located in Brantley County, Georgia, following a traffic accident. Casei Jones’ remains were found in the vehicle that Michael Wayne Jones, Jr. was driving at the time of the accident. He later led detectives to the remains of four children. Although the remains have not been positively identified, detectives believe they are the remains of the four missing children.

Based upon the evidence located during the investigation and interviews with Michael Jones by Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives, it is believed that Michael Wayne Jones, Jr. murdered the victims in Marion County, Florida, at their Summerfield home, located at 14680 SE 86th Terrace. Detectives believe he stored the bodies at his home and in his van for several weeks before transporting them to Brantley County, Georgia.

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