A 17-year-old girl from Canton who was reported missing and endangered has been located in Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico, according to officials. However, a new development has emerged in the case, as authorities now believe that the suspect’s mother, Nicole Jones, 53, from the Toledo area, is also missing and believed to be harmed.
The US Marshals and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force had been searching for Kaitlyn Coones and 33-year-old Jonathan Jones, who was wanted for pandering obscene material and child endangerment. In addition to the charges against Jones, investigators are now concerned about the well-being of his mother, Nicole Jones, who has been reported missing.
Authorities announced that Jonathan Jones had been arrested, but did not provide further details on the circumstances surrounding his arrest or the whereabouts of Nicole Jones. The investigation into the case is ongoing, with law enforcement agencies working diligently to locate and ensure the safety of Nicole Jones.
Coones had been reported missing from Canton, Ohio, and authorities believed that she was traveling with Jones near the Mexican border in Arizona. The US Marshals Service Missing Child Unit and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force had been working with local law enforcement agencies to locate the pair.
Officials did not disclose how or when Coones was located, or if she was with Jones at the time of his arrest. The focus of the investigation has now shifted to finding Nicole Jones and determining her well-being.
Anyone with additional information about the case, including the whereabouts of Nicole Jones, is encouraged to contact the US Marshals Service or the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward as the search intensifies to bring both Kaitlyn Coones and Nicole Jones safely back home.