Update: Suspect Arrested in Child's Death at 301 Wilcrest Drive
December 12, 2016 - A suspect wanted in the death of a child at 301 Wilcrest Drive about 8:25 a.m. on November 8 has been arrested.
The suspect, Jasmine Jones (b/f, 21), is charged with two counts of injury to a child-serious bodily injury by omission in the 228th State District Court. She is accused in the death of her son, Jaycion Jones, 3, of the above address.
A photo of suspect Jones is attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Hassig and Officer T. Ferguson reported:
Houston Fire Department paramedics responded the above address regarding an unresponsive three-year-old boy (Jaycion Jones). HFD paramedics observed bruising around Jaycion's pelvis and transported him to Texas Children's Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy conducted by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences determined Jaycion suffered extensive internal injuries as well as wounds to his buttocks, back, abdomen, pelvis and head and that he died as a result of those injuries. Suspect Jones was subsequently charged in her son's death.
Investigators held a news conference on Thursday (Dec. 8) seeking the public's assistance in locating Jones.
On Saturday (Dec. 10), Jones turned herself in without incident to authorities at the Harris County Jail.
suspect Jasmine Jones
Update: KJS/VHS 12-12-16
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.