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Case File 2584DFOK


Melody Ann Jones
Missing since May 4, 1983 from Earlsboro, Oklahoma
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
On May 4, 1983, Melody Jones spent the day fishing with her family. Her brother gave her a ride home, dropping her off at the rural Earlsboro home she shared with her husband Paul Richard Jones. He said he saw the door ajar as she went in and the lights were on inside.
Sometime that night, Melody's husband, then 20, was murdered inside that home. Melody vanished.

On the morning of May 5, 1983, Melody didn't show up for work at the Dairy Queen in Seminole. Her mother went to Melody's home and discovered her son-in-law's body.
Melody wasn't there, but all her personal belongings, including her purse and eyeglasses, were found inside. The couple's car was parked in the driveway.
There were no signs that a domestic dispute occurred.

 Investigators said they still believe the evidence points to Melody being the victim of abduction.
Deputies searched the area around the home on foot and horseback, covering 160 acres, while a search by helicopter covered a 6-square-mile area, finding no sign of Melody or any clues.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office
Chief Deputy Patten

Source Information:
The News Star

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