Homicide victim spotted at Jimmy John's on Monday night

Friday, December 23, 2011 | 4:08 p.m. CST; updated 10:35 a.m. CST, Saturday, December 24, 2011
Timothy Ray Jones is shown inside Jimmy John's on Monday night, the night before his body was found near the end of White Oak Lane. Jones, 43, was spotted walking downtown between 9 and 10:30 p.m. Monday.

COLUMBIA — Recent homicide victim Timothy Ray Jones, 43, was spotted walking downtown between 9 and 10:30 p.m. Monday by surveillance cameras.

Columbia police have released the surveillance footage and two additional photos to aid their investigation.

Jones' body was found by a jogger at about 9:35 a.m. Tuesday near the end of White Oak Lane and the MKT Trail connector just southeast of Forum and Stadium boulevards. He had lacerations to his upper body indicating the death was a homicide, according to Columbia police.

The surveillance footage shows Jones walking near Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shop, 1019 E. Broadway, and heading west on Broadway around 9:35 p.m. The photos show Jones inside the restaurant. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Columbia Police Investigations Unit at 874-7423 or 874-7652 after business hours.

To make an anonymous report, call Crime Stoppers at 875-TIPS. Crime Stoppers is  offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect. 



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