Vernon Kent Jones
Jones, approximately 1993; Age when reported missing: 40 (approximately 2009)
Date and time person was reported missing : 01/02/1993
Missing location (approx) :
Manhattan, New York
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/02/1969 (52)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 170 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A tan jacket, a red and gray sweater, white t-shirt, blue jeans and brown hiking boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Jones has surgical scars on both hips from metal rods implanted into both of his femurs as the result of previous fractures. He previously fractured his left ankle and lower right arm. Jones has scars on both of his thighs and on his right knee, and a surgical scar on his left ankle. He has a discoloration on his buttocks and his chin is dimpled. Jones wears eyeglasses or contact lenses. He may go by the first name Cameron.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Jones attended a New Year's party at a friend's apartment on east 7th Street in the New York City borough of Manhattan on January 2, 1993. He was last seen leaving the party at 6:00 p.m., en route to his residence on Amsterdam Avenue. Jones never arrived at his home and has not been seen again.
Jones is originally from North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina. He moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. His case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
New York Police Department
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Vernon Kent Jones, missing adult, NYC, 1993
October 12, 2004. August 21, 2009; four pictures and Age at the time of disappearance: -progression added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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