North American Missing Persons Network
Daphne Philisia Jones

Above Images: Jones

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 3, 1999 from New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 16, 1976
  • Age: 22
  • Height: 5'4-5'5"
  • Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Reddish-Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Jones has a tattoo of an
    Oriental symbol on her right shoulder.
  • Medical Conditions: 2 months pregnant
  • Clothing: Blue jeans, yellow pullover jacket and sneakers
  • Jewelry: Silver ring

  • Details of Disappearance
    Jones was last heard from when she called her grandmother on January 3, 1999. She told her grandmother that she was due at 3pm to work at Brennan's, where she had been employed as a hostess. But something apparently changed her plans because her cousin spoke with her on the telephone that afternoon when she was supposed to be at work, and Jones was upset. When no one had heard from Jones by the next afternoon her godmother went to her apartment and found the heater, television and iron were on but their were no lights on.
    Daphne was a student at the University of New Orleans who had just moved from the dorms to an apartment after discovering that she was pregnant. She worked part-time at Brennan’s Restaurant and was supposed to work a 3 p.m. shift the day she went missing but never arrived for work.

    Just six days after her disappearance, Daphne was scheduled to quit her job, leave school, and return home to Maryland to live with her mother. The plane ticket had already been purchased. According to Daphne’s family she was being pressured to end the pregnancy but refused.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New Orleans 7th District Police Department

    Source Information
    LSU Missing Persons
    News One