Don Edgar Jones
North American Missing Persons Network
Don Edgar Jones

Above Images: Jones

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 16, 1972 from Anchorage, Anchorage County, Alaska
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 38
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • AKA: Don Jonez, Don Jonz
  • Case Number: 72-11519

  • Details of Disappearance

    On October 16, 1972, Don Jones was the pilot aboard a twin engine Cessna 310 when the plane disappeared during a flight from Anchorage to Juneau.

    Also on board were Thomas Hale Boggs, Nick Begich, and Begich's aide, Russell Brown. The four were heading to a campaign fundraiser for Begich.

    The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force search and rescue planes looked for the four men and their airplane. On November 24, 1972, after proceeding for thirty-nine days, the air search was called off. Neither the plane nor any of its four occupants were ever found.

    All were declared dead on December 29, 1972.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Alaska State Troopers

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