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BCSO searches for missing man

Published 9:31pm Friday, February 1, 2013

Local law enforcement is enlisting the help of the public to find a missing Aurora man.

Relatives called the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office to report of Markeith Terill Jones, 20, missing on the morning of Jan. 25.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, family members told investigators that Jones left his house on Spring Creek Road at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 17 to go play basketball at the Aurora school grounds.

“He was reported to have been walking to play basketball,” said Lt. Jamie Cahoon, adding that she estimated the walk from Jones’ residence to the basketball court to be three to four miles.

Jones reportedly never arrived at the basketball court and has not been seen, nor heard from, since, said the release.

On the day of his disappearance, Jones was wearing jeans, a brown-striped shirt and black sneakers. He is approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds.

Sheriff’s office investigators are asking anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Jones to call the sheriff’s office at 252-946-7111 or contact Beaufort County Crime Stoppers. To contact Crime Stoppers, call 252-974-6400; text a tip anonymously by dialing 274637 on a cellphone and in the body of the message type BCSO131 and the tip; or submit a tip through the Crime Stoppers website,, by following the “Tip Line” link and filling out an online form. Calls, texts and emails are anonymous. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case. Tipsters do not have to give their names to receive rewards.



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