Jailyn Jones was a classmate of Henderson and Te. She had planned to meet them both before she was murdered. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for her death, but police believe that she may have been framed by others. Police have asked the community to help them find the killers by sharing details of strange or suspicious activities.
Jones was last seen on Jan. 21. Her body was found in a creek on Jan. 24. She had been stabbed multiple times. Henderson was charged with first-degree murder. He is being held without bond and could spend the rest of his life in prison. The homicide investigation continues.
Police have not released any other details about the death of Jailyn Jones, whose body was found in a creek in Germantown. A 17-year-old male student has been charged with her murder and is being held in the Montgomery County District Court without bail. The suspect will be tried as an adult.
Jones’ death has triggered a massive investigation. Homicide investigators have been working on this case for several months, but did not make an arrest until last week. DNA found at the crime scene linked him to the slaying. His family declined to comment. The 17-year-old suspect turned himself in on Sunday evening. McCarthy says the investigation is far from over. There is still no other suspect in the case.
The death of Jailyn Jones shocked many people in the community. He was only 17 years old at the time of his death. A call from the Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center alerted police in the 5th district. Officers from the 5th district found the body in the 18900 block of Grotto Lane in Germantown. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death as a homicide.