Body of Teen Reported Missing Found inside of East side Vacant House [Updated]

Darius Jones Jr.

Medical Examiner Rules Death as Homicide

DETROIT, MI – The father of Darius Jones Jr had reported to Detroit Police that his mentally ill son had been missing for a week. Sadly the family of the young man found his body inside a vacant house on Detroit’s east side Friday evening at about 8:15 p.m.

Darius Jones Sr. had reported to police that his 19-year-old son had been missing for almost one week. He was last seen at his home in the 18000 block of Westphalia on Sunday June 21st, 2020, at approximately 4:00 p.m. and had not been seen nor heard from since that time.

The body of Darius Jones Jr. was found on Elmdale, near Connor and Harper. On Friday evening, at approximately 8:15p.m., in the 11800 block of Elmdale, the body of a 19-year-old man was discovered inside of a vacant house wrapped in carpet. Medics responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner’s Office ruled his death as a homicide. The suspect is not known at this time.

The circumstances surrounding this incident are still being investigated.

A GoFundMe account has been established to help with funeral service costs.

No further information is available at this time. Please check back for updates.

If you or someone you know of has information that can assist in the investigation of the death of Darius Jones Jr., please call the Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.

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Body of Teen Reported  Missing Found inside of East side Vacant House [Updated]