MPD Continues Investigating Disappearance of Tadarius Jones

Meridian, Miss. There is new information in the case of missing Meridian man Tadarius Jones, but the Meridian Police Department says it is not able to release those details at this time since the investigation is ongoing.

This week marks three years since Tadarius was last seen and family members say it never gets easier.

"Yeah, it's very hard to believe," Jatoria Jones says. "We don't have any closure. It's unbelievable as you think about somebody that you see everyday and somebody that you love. For them to just to vanish or disappear, it's just unbelievable."

Since Jones disappeared on August 14th, 2011, his family has hosted a number of prayer vigils to pray for the safe return of Tadarius. Meridian police say this case is still open and detectives continue to study evidence and work with other law enforcement agencies. Detective Dareall Thompson does admit that a case like this is challenging for investigators.

"But the most important thing is we try to reach out to the family and try to give them some type of closure," Detective Thompson points out. "So, like I said, it's still an ongoing investigation."

Jones car was found near a home on 27th Street just a few days after he disappeared three years ago. This case was featured on the cable TV show "Find Our Missing" several months ago, but still no sign of Tadarius.

"Well, you know, if he sees this and he's out there, we just want him to know that we love him and we want to see him," Jones stresses. "You know, we want to know that he's okay."

If you have information that can help detectives at MPD, you can call Crimestoppers at 855-485-8477.


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