Friday, September 7, 2012

Arrest in Murder of Shavon Phillips

31-year-old Joseph Foster Jones

Prince George’s County Police made an arrest in the murder of 22-year-old Shavon Phillips of Washington D.C.  Her body was found in a bag in a Fort Washington creek on August 1, 2012.  Patrol officers responded to the 12200 block of Braemer Circle after a citizen reported seeing a suspicious object floating in the creek.  Responding officers opened the bag and found the decomposed remains of the victim.  On August 6th, the Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the remains as Shavon Phillips.  On August 14th, her death was ruled a homicide.

On September 7th, 2012, PGPD arrested 31-year-old Joseph Jones of the 6900 block of Mountain Lake Place in Capitol Heights.  PGPD will provide details of the case and arrest this evening in a press conference.

WHO:        Major Mike Straughan, Criminal Investigation Division

WHEN:      6:30p.m TODAY

WHERE:    Police Services Complex
                   7600 Barlowe Road
                   Palmer Park, MD

Media is encouraged to attend.  For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department Media Relations Division at (301) 772-4710. 

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