SAVANNAH, GA (March 22, 2016): Violent Crimes detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department have launched an investigation into the suspicious death of Altonise Jones, 16, whose body was found in a bedroom of her residence on the 200 block of West 39th Street on Monday, March 21.
At about 7:10 p.m. Monday, Jones was reported missing by co-workers who had not seen her since March 19. Metro officers responded to the residence Jones shared with her elderly grandmother to inquire about the teen’s whereabouts. About an hour later a relative searched the house, finding the teen deceased inside. Police were immediately notified.
Circumstances leading up to the teens death remain under investigation. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab will perform an autopsy on Tuesday, March 22.
Metro’s Forensics Unit, Criminal Investigations and Patrol divisions responded to the scene.
This investigation continues. Anyone with information on this case should call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.