South Carolina man confesses to murdering California lady 21 years later

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A South Carolina man has confessed to the homicide of a California lady 21 years in the past in Alabama, based on native stories.

Brian Jones, 62, packed two luggage of non-public belongings and took a bus from South Carolina to Bessemer, Alabama, to admit the crime, Bessemer Police Lt. Christian Clemons advised FOX 6 Birmingham.

Brian Jones

Brian Jones
(Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Workplace)

Janet Luxford — initially from Napa, California — was final seen in Bessemer, Alabama, in 2001 when she was 41 years previous, based on the Justice Division’s Nationwide Lacking and Unidentified Individuals System (NamUS).

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Her household reported her lacking in 2002, telling authorities that Luxford traveled from her residence in Jacksonville, Florida, to a motel in Bessemer in September 2001 when she was “last seen leaving with unknown trucker,” the NamUS web site states.

Janet Luxford

Jones, her boyfriend and a trucker on the time, confessed to the Bessemer Police Division that he hit Luxford within the throat with a membership in February 2001 after the pair received right into a dispute over cash at a Bessemer motel on ninth Ave. SW. He proceeded to suit her physique right into a suitcase, which he dumped in a wooded space close to Harmer Road and Valley Creek.

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“So 21 years ago, Mr. Jones was here working as a day laborer. He and Ms. Luxford were boyfriend-girlfriend. She wanted to get money to go back to home, which is California, to see her folks and from that, an argument started to which he described got out of hand and he ended up hitting her with a club in the throat,” Clemons advised Daily Post 6.

 Bessemer motel on 9th Ave. SW

 Bessemer motel on ninth Ave. SW
(Google Maps)

He advised police the homicide was unintentional, based on the outlet.

 

“It’s not a homicide that we even had on our radar,” Clemons stated. “It’s something that he committed here 21 years ago and nobody knew that it happened besides him.”

Jones is charged with first-degree homicide and abuse of a corpse. He’s being held on $750,000 bond, based on the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Workplace.

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