The Pensacola Police Department believe the body of a murder victim may be somewhere in the North Escambia area, and they are asking for information from anyone who may have seen the suspect’s vehicle.
On Sunday, September 12, Latonya Antionette Baxter, 40, from the 100 block of Warwick Avenue in Pensacola was reported missing to Pensacola police by her daughter. Baxter had been missing for two days. Investigators looked around Baxter’s house, which she shared with her daughter and roommate, Giles Curt Jones, 38. Investigators found blood in Baxter’s bedroom and other locations on the property, as well as in a vehicle owned by Jones.
Investigators were able to obtain a cell phone belonging to Jones, and on that phone was a photo of Baxter, who died with obvious signs of trauma. This photograph was taken at 1:54 p.m. on Saturday September 11 and was likely taken somewhere in the North Escambia area.
The vehicle belonging to Jones was confirmed to be heading north on Highway 29 to Highway 4 in Century at around noon on Saturday, and the vehicle passed the same spot heading south at around 3 p.m. The vehicle was a gray 2009 Nissan Maxima with Florida tag # 45BAFU.
The body has not been located, and Pensacola Police spokesman Mike Wood told NorthEscambia.com authorities believe the body may be somewhere in the Century area or just across the country. across the state border in Alabama.
Jones was arrested late Wednesday afternoon at the Pensacola Greyhound bus station and charged with first degree premeditated murder, which is a felony punishable by death.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Pensacola Police Department at (850) 435-1901 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.