North American Missing Persons Network
El Shawndrae Devon Jones

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Above Images: Jones, circa 1999

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 18, 1999 from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 21, 1976
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9; 195 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair; brown eyes. Jones may have a moustache, beard or a goatee. He has a tattoo of a face smiling or frowning on the right side of his neck. Jones has a tattoo of planet Earth on one of his arms. He also has a man tattooed on an unspecified arm. Jones' birthdate ("9/21/76") is tattooed on one of his shoulders. His nicknames are "Shawn" (may be spelled "Sean") and / or "Gibbs." Jones' first name may be spelled "Elshawndrea," "Elshawndrae" and / or "Elshawndre."

    Details of Disappearance
    Jones was last seen with his friend, Toby Bing, at approximately 6:30 PM in the 100 block of Wild Horse Road on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on February 18, 1999. Jones was visiting from Atlanta, Georgia at the time. Bing received a call on his cellular phone while away from his residence during the day. The caller requested that Bing drive to Bluffton, South Carolina. They were driving Bing's white 1994 Toyota pickup truck at the time of their disappearances. Neither Bing nor Jones has been heard from again. Jones was last seen wearing a diamond-cut Figaro necklace with a diamond-studded cross pendant.
    Bing's vehicle was discovered abandoned in Savannah, Georgia on February 24, 1999, six days after he and Jones vanished. There was no sign of either man at the scene. Authorities discovered a large amount of blood at the Bluffton residence of Sean Rico Sullivan sometime afterwards. DNA tests confirmed that the blood was Bing's and Sullivan was charged with his murder in April 1999. Investigators believe that Sullivan shot Bing at his residence on the day of his February 1999 disappearance. Sullivan was not charged in connection with Jones' case, although authorities believe he was also a victim of foul play. Investigators stated that the amount of Bing's blood located at Sullivan's house proved he could not have survived his wounds. Slugs and bullet holes were also discovered on the property.
    Sullivan was free on bail in South Carolina when he was arrested on drug charges in July 1999. Authorities discovered a 9-millimeter Glock pistol in his possession at the time he was taken into custody. Kenneth Campbell was charged as a material witness to Bing's presumed murder in August 1999. He was arrested after a seven-hour standoff with authorities outside of his home in Bluffton.
    Sullivan and two other drug dealers were convicted of conspiracy in 2002. Sullivan's trial for Bing's murder is pending. Bing and Jones' remains have never been located. Jones' family held a memorial service for him in February 2000, one year after his disappearance.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Beaufort County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
    The Savannah Morning News
    Nation's Missing Children Organization and Center For Missing Adults