Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Melody has not been seen since May 4, 1983. On May 4, 1983, Melody Jones spent the day fishing with her family. Her 18-year-old brother gave her a ride home and dropped her off at the rural Earlsboro home she shared with her husband. He reportedly saw the door ajar with lights on inside. On the morning of May 5, 1983, Melody didnít show up for work at the Dairy Queen in Seminole.
Her mother went to Melodyís home and discovered her husband, Paul Richard Jones, stabbed to death at the home. Melody wasnít there, but all of her personal belongings, including her purse and eyeglasses, were found inside. The coupleís car was parked in the driveway. Police probed the case as a murder and kidnapping.
The home, which has long since burned down following a grass fire, was located one-half mile west of SH 9A on Benson Park Road.
Deputies searched the area around the home on foot and horseback, covering 160 acres, while a search by helicopter covered a 6-square-mile area. They found no sign of Melody or any clues.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office
The Shawnee News-Star