Remains found years ago identified to belong to San Bernardino missing girl, Kimberly Rena Jones.
In September 28th 2016, a body was found suspected to belong to a black female in a ravine in the While Hills area off of N. Highway 93.
According to reports, as a result of the state of the body when it was found it wasn’t identified and was just presumed to be that of a Black female in her late Teen.
A sketch was made at the time to enable identification of the remains but it turned up nothing.
Meanwhile, in California an 18 year-old was reported missing from San Bernardino, California.
The 18 year-old Kimberly Rena Jones was declared missing in 2017 after she was seen last in 2016 but there was no sign of her after series of search.
In 2020, the identification of the remains found was assigned to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit. The unit pursued identification of the victim and identified a viable technique utilizing the victim’s DNA.
The new technic required the use of a different sample. The remains was exhumed and more samples were collected to conduct the identification.
The family of the missing Kimberly Jones was later contacted after they found out she matched the DNA of the remains. Samples was later collected from family members to match the DNA.
The body has now been identified using teeth samples and other forms of DNA and has now been confirmed as that of the then 18 year-old Kimberly Jones.
18-year-old Kimberly Rena Jones’ body has been positively identified and linked to her name years after her disappearance and death.
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) August 18, 2021
The Authorities are still investigating the death of the girl which was classified as homicide.
Anyone who has information on the homicide case of Kimberly Jones has been asked to contact Mohave County’s Special Investigations Unit at 928-753-0753 ext. 4408.