Human remains identified as missing Georgia teen

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. — After a horrific discovery last month, Georgia authorities say human remains found in a wooded area have been identified as a missing 15-year-old boy.

Donald Jones' mother told Savannah police that she thought he left to go stay at his grandmother’s home on Sept. 18, according to WALB-TV. He was last seen wearing blue jean shorts, a reddish-orange shirt and Nike flip flops.

The next day, people found human remains while walking in a wooded area off Oriole Drive in Chatham County.

Earlier this week, investigators identified the remains as Jones.

Chatham County Police detectives are investigating the case as a suspected homicide, and testing through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is continuing to determine Jones' exact cause of death.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about Jones' death to call Chatham County Police at 912-651-4712 or Crime Stoppers at 912-234-2020. Tipsters are anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

UPDDATE (Oct. 2): This lookout has been canceled. Donald's body was discovered in a neighboring jurisdiction and is now...

Posted by Savannah Police Department on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

REMAINS IDENTIFIED AS THOSE OF MISSING SAVANNAH TEEN: Remains found in a wooded area of Chatham County last month have...

Posted by Chatham County Police Department on Thursday, October 1, 2020