Fliers offer reward for information about homicide victim Timothy Ray Jones

Thursday, December 29, 2011 | 5:07 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Columbia police detectives are putting up fliers around town in an attempt to get more information about recent homicide victim Timothy Ray Jones.

Crime Stoppers is  offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.


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Police have found out that Jones, better known as "St. Louis" or "Louie," was not homeless but had been staying with different friends, according to Sgt. Latisha Stroer, spokeswoman for Columbia police.

Jones' body was found by a jogger at about 9:35 a.m. Dec. 20 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.

Recently released 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. Dec. 19. The photos show Jones inside the restaurant. 

Police are particularly interested in where Jones was seen between 10 p.m. on Dec. 19 and 9:35 a.m. on Dec. 20.

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 875-8477. Crime Stoppers is  offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.

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