Police: Canton juvenile charged with murder of mother arrested in Mexico with missing Ohio girl

Canton juvenile charged with murder of Sylvania Township woman, police say
Canton juvenile charged with murder of Sylvania Township woman, police say(Sylvania Township Police Department Facebook)
Published: May. 13, 2023 at 4:54 PM EDT
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LUCAS COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - The Sylvania Township Police Department Saturday charged a Canton juvenile with murder in the death of the mother of a fugitive arrested in Mexico with a missing Northeast Ohio teenager.

Sylvania Township Police Chief Paul Long confirmed Nicole Jones, 53, was the victim of a May 5 homicide after the Canton Police Department requested a welfare check.

Officials did not say where Nicole’s body was located.

Officers and agents from the United States Marshall’s Office said they could not find her after entering her home.

Officials confirmed Saturday the Sylvania Township Police Department filed charges in Lucas County Juvenile Court for aggravated murder and tampering with evidence for the homicide of Nicole Jones.

Nicole is the mother of Jonathan Jones, 33, who was arrested in Mexico on charges of pandering obscene material and child endangerment.

U.S. Marshals previously confirmed Jonathan was with a 17-year-old girl, previously listed as missing from Canton.

GrayTV affiliate WTVG previously confirmed the connection between Jonathan and the victim, saying the cases are also connected.