Local Missing Man Case Goes National

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The search for 27-year old Julius TaDarius Jones has made local headlines for more than a year and now, the story is going national.

Countless prayer vigils have taken place since Jones disappeared in August of 2011. The most recent one was held on December 19th at the home of Jimmy Whitehead, Jones father. The family told Newscenter 11 at the time that they'll never stop hoping and praying for the safe return of their loved one.

"I just want people to know that this is no joke to us," Jones mother, Tabitha Jones, says. "This is just so hard for us to go day by day and believe that someone will come and tell us something. It's just very hard. It's just unexplainable."

Another prayer vigil was held last August in front of the home where Jones car was found on 27th Street, not long after he went missing in August of 2011. Police have told Newscenter 11 they continue to investigate this case, but admit they don't have a lot of leads.

That brings us to the TV show "Find Our Missing" on the TV One network, which will feature the disappearance of Julius TaDarius Jones in an episode set to air Monday night at 8:00. It's Channel 173 on Comcast. It's Channel 328 on DirecTV.

If you have any information about Jones disappearance, you can call Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860. You can also send an anonymous letter to P.O. Box 3103; Meridian, MS 39305.