The search for Tomiene “Meme” Jones and whoever was responsible for her disappearance remains a priority for the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, 13 years after the Harrison Township woman disappeared on April 18, 2002.

The GCPO major crimes unit believes that Jones, who was 19 years old at the time she went missing from her apartment, met with foul play and is deceased. The case was reclassified from a missing –persons investigation to a homicide six months after she disappeared from her Mullica Hill West apartment.

Jones was last seen in Penns Grove, Salem County on April 17, 2002. Her brother found her apartment empty and the front door open the next day after she failed to pick up her 2-year-old daughter from a baby-sitter. She had no history of leaving her child for extended periods. She left behind her keys, purse and car at her residence. She spoke to a friend on the telephone from her apartment about 1 a.m. April 18.

Jones’ parents took over the raising of Tomiene’s daughter at their Woodstown home.

A $10,000 reward is offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of Tomiene Jones. The reward is jointly offered by the Jones family, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Harrison Township.

Anyone  with information on Jones’ whereabouts can call Detective Robert Hemphill of the GCPO at (856) 384-5602 or the Harrison Township Police Department at (856) 468-0600.  Information on this case can also be provided by e-mail  to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit, or download the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office myPD smartphone app, which can be downloaded free at the iOS App Store or Google Play Store.