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Elwyn Jones

Real Name: Elwyn Aneurin-Jones
Aliases: Daniel Cazanove, Ben Jones
Wanted For: Murder
Missing Since: July 23, 1994


Details: On July 23, 1994, thirty-three-year-old Lisa Jane Jones arrived at her workplace in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. After she arrived, witnesses saw a man drag her out her car and shoot her five times in the head, killing her.
The prime suspect in her murder was her forty-nine-year-old ex-husband, Elwyn Jones, who was a disc jockey from 1986 to 1990. The couple had separated in the spring of 1994 and Elwyn suffered from depression as a result. He threatened to commit suicide after an argument with her. He also started stalking her shortly before the murder.
Witnesses later identified Elwyn as the shooter and he was charged with Lisa's murder. However, Elwyn Jones had since fled the area.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of a Special Alert in the January 6, 1995 episode.
Some reports state that his first name is spelled "Elwin" and middle name spelled "Aneurin".

Elwyn Jones after his conviction

Results: Captured. Jones was arrested at a motel that he was working at in Rome, Georgia, thanks to viewers tips. Jones confessed to shooting his wife in a jealous rage. He was convicted of murder and given a life sentence. He was granted a new trial in 1996 but was again convicted.
In 2012, he wrote an article for the 'Oldie' magazine, published in the UK. In the article, he said he had 'put an end' to his wife's life (not ex-wife) because she fell for someone younger and richer. This is considered somewhat indicative of his mindset that he could not even admit to killing her, merely putting an end to her life, and also justifying his actions because of a perceived betrayal.