Vernon Kent Jones: Missing Without a Trace


Vernon Jones, missing person

Vernon Jones

Vernon Kent Jones was 24 years old when he went missing without a trace on January 2, 1993 from a NYC apartment. Born and raised in North Carolina and a graduate of UNC, Vernon came to New York with the hopes of becoming an actor. He lived on the Upper West Side and on the night he went missing was at a party in an apartment building on East 7th St and Ave D in what is known as Alphabet City. Vernon was partying there with three friends, two of whom he had just met.  According to their statements Vernon became ill in the apartment. Two of the individuals left and went across the street to an all night store to purchase “cleaning products. When they returned to the apartment Vernon was gone. The third individual stated he was in the bedroom, heard the door slam an assumed Vernon went outside to get some air. None of the three attempted to look for Vernon and simply continued to party. Vernon did not have his wallet or any identification in his possession at the time he disappeared. His wallet and ID were found in his apartment by his family.

Vernon’s younger brother Michael was 14 went Vernon went missing. Now 31 years old Michael contacted us and asked if we could help him find out what happened to his brother. We spoke to Michael and his mother and decided we would look into the case. After reviewing the facts, we felt compelled to take the case and told the family we would be willing to accept the case pro-bono and attempt to help them.

We have worked on this case for about a year and half. During that time we have tracked3768786245_f6e6124781_m down, located and re-interviewed the three people who were with Vernon that night. They continue to maintain they have no idea what happened to him. We were successful in creating a DNA profile of Vernon from a baby tooth that his mother had. That profile is now in the national DNA database known as CODIS. Click on this link to see a CBS News Exclusive report.

We have also utilized the services of a Forensic Artist to draw an age progression sketch of what Vernon would look like today. We have spoken to Psychics to see if they could assist us in any way. To date we have not been successful in locating Vernon.

We are currently researching the records at New York City’s Hart Island, (Potters Field) of all unidentified males fitting Vernon’s description buried there.

It is our hope that one day we will find out what happened to Vernon so that we may be able to bring some closure to the family.

If you or someone you know has any information regarding the whereabouts of Vernon please call us at: 800-490-2267. All information will be kept confidential.

celebratingManagement Resources Ltd of New York is a professional investigative firm licensed in New York and New Jersey. .  Management Resources is a member of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Associated Licensed Detectives of New York, and Founding Members and Regional Directors of Investigating Innocence.

Bob Rahn and Kim Anklin are available for interviews or speaking engagements.  Contact ImaginePublicity at 843-808-08509 or email 


President/CEO and Director of Investigations for Management Resources Ltd of New York

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