Theresa Vernell Jones
Theresa, approximately 1980; Age when reported missing: 57 (approximately 2020); Theresa's sister, Gina Ladonna Gibbs
Date reported missing : 09/01/1980
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 02/09/1963 (58)
Age at the time of disappearance: 17 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5 - 5'6, 110 - 130 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Theresa's nickname is Terrie. She has a tattoo of a rose on the back of her right shoulder and a slight gap between her upper front teeth.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Theresa was last seen in Alvin, Texas sometime in approximately September 1980. She lived in the 1800 block of Highway 6, near the city of Alvin. Theresa's sister, Brenda, was in Houston, Texas and was expecting Theresa to go there and give her a ride home, but she never arrived and has never been heard from again.
Theresa was driving a prime-gray late 1960s model Chevrolet Impala or Chevrolet Nova at the time of her disappearance; it has never been located. She also hasn't renewed her driver's license since her disappearance.
Another of Theresa's sisters, Gina Ladonna Gibbs, was murdered in Nassau County, Florida on June 2, 1982, at the Age at the time of disappearance: of twenty-two; the homicide remains unsolved. A photo of Gina is posted with this case summary. Police are looking to the theory that her murder was in some way connected to Theresa's disappearance. Her disappearance remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Alvin Police Department
Brazoria County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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