3 arrested in connection with 'Baby Bones' case

Three people had their first day in court in connection with the death of 9-year-old Jon-Niece Jones, who died in 2002 of abuse and neglect

FREEHOLD - Three people had their first day in court in connection with the death of 9-year-old Jon-Niece Jones, who died in 2002 of abuse and neglect before having her body dumped and burned.

Jon-Niece Jones' aunt, Likisha Jones, her uncle, James Jones, and Likisha's husband Godfrey Gibson, are all charged in connection with covering up the death, known as the "Baby Bones" case.

Investigators say they believe that Jon-Niece Jones' mother, Elisha Jones, was actually responsible for the death but she died of an illness in Dec. 2002, only four months after the death of her daughter.

Partial remains of Jon-Niece Jones were found three years after by a hunter in Upper Freehold. The remains were found badly burned. It wasn't until years later through facial reconstruction and DNA that the remains were positively identified.

Police say the three assisted in dumping the body in the woods.

The trio is charged with hindering apprehension, tampering with evidence, obstruction and conspiracy.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: News conference on arrest in murder of 1 VIDEO: News conference on arrest in murder of Sarah Butler
Republican Steve Rogers announces he will run for 2 Republican Steve Rogers announces gubernatorial run
Dozens of fellow officers show up to support 3 Dozens show up to support fired Wayne police officer
Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 20, was charged with the murder 4 Arrest made in murder of college student found in W. Orange
5 VIDEO: Jersey City Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE