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Tracy Onawa Jones

On November 15th, 2006, Tracy, aged 19, was last seen at the Pilot Travel Center, at the Galloway exit off the I-40 east of North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Tracy had been living in Albany, Oregon, when she joined a travelling magazine sales company.

Her boyfriend and employer, Robert Blair, dropped Tracy off at the Pilot Travel Center on that day to sell magazine subscriptions. The Pilot Travel Center was often visited by the average man, but Tracy had also been seen talking to truckers who had been in and out of the centre all day.

When Robert called Tracy to pick her up, there was no answer on her phone.

Robert reached out to Tracy’s mum the next day, the 16th of November, but she had also not heard from Tracy. On the 17th of November, Robert went to the police and reported Tracy as a missing person.

Robert and Tracy’s mum tried to get the authorities to put Tracy’s photo on the news to raise awareness, but by the time the news had posted her photo, Tracy’s body had already been found.

Tracy’s body was found at 5:30pm on the 26th of November 2006, in a semi-wooded ditch just off Highway 61 in the area of South Third St, near Westview in Memphis, Tennessee.

Tracy had been bound with duct tape, and she was found to be partially naked. She had been sexually assualted and had been stabbed several times in her head and body. Her official cause of death was blunt force head trauma.

Tracy had not been killed at the location she was found, and although the corner is not exactly sure when Tracy died, they estimate that she died closer to the 26th of November.

This means that Tracy may have been held against her will for ten days.

Multiple DNA samples were collected from Tracy’s body, and these have been stored. No DNA matches have been confirmed.

Tracy’s case is being investigated by agents Ann Alexander and Conner Hagan from the Little Rock FBI Field Office. They are asking anyone, especially truckers who travelled along the I-40 corridor, to come forward if they saw Tracy, or if they saw anything unusual between the 15th of November and the 26th of November 2006.

There is a $25,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction of those responsible for Tracy’s death.

You can contact the Little Rock FBI Field Office at 501-221-9100.

Credit: FBI


Tracy Onawa Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2006, the 2000s, Unsolved Murder, Murder, True Crime, Real Crime, Unsolved Case, Unsolved Crime, Homicide, Unsolved Homicide, Unsolved Mystery, I-40, FBI Investigation, On-going Investigation

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