Body of missing Florida girl found in Pensacola

Posted at 5:34 AM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-06 01:57:35-04

UPDATE | The Escambia County Sheriff's Office have canceled the Florida Missing Child Alert that was activated on June 1 for Naomi Jones after they say they found her body.

In a press conference Monday evening, Sheriff David Morgan confirmed the body they found is that of missing 12-year-old Naomi Jones who vanished from her home Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

At this time, police have no leads on potential suspects but will be questioning people of interest.


ORIGINAL STORY | A $20,000 reward is being offered for information that locates a missing 12-year-old Florida girl.

The Pensacola News Journal reports that hundreds of law enforcement officials, members of search groups and local residents have joined the hunt for Naomi Jones, who disappeared Wednesday afternoon. Her classmates have also helped.

The coordinated search has been looking in fields, woods, bushes, trash cans and other spots for the girl.

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan has said investigators have identified some people they would like to talk to about the disappearance, but said they are not necessarily suspects.

Naomi is African-American. She has black hair with pink streaks. She was last seen wearing a red tank top with American flag denim shorts and a white choker.


Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal,