Ga. Mom of 2 Vanishes After Leaving 4th of July Party, Sends Text Saying ‘I Made It, Thanks’

by San Eli News


A Georgia mom who disappeared over the Fourth of July weekend is still missing, and her family is desperate for answers.

Natalie Jones, 27, drove her bright-pink 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier with a blue stripe from her home in Heard County, Georgia, to Jackson’s Gap, Alabama, to celebrate the holiday with friends last month.

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Heard County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Danny Boswell says Jones left the party on July 4 around 10:30 pm.

At 12:52 a.m. she sent a message to a friend at the party, saying, “I made it. Thanks.”

“She didn’t say where she made it [to],” says Boswell. “She just saidI made it. Thanks.’ There were no further communications after that other than her receiving texts.”

Boswell says her phone’s last ping with a cell tower was at 5:15 a.m. in Heard County.

“It was in the opposite end of the county from her home,” he says.

Boswell says law enforcement flew over the area in a helicopter and there were ground searches but they didn’t find her or her car.

“We have been following every lead we possibly could to try and locate her,” says Boswell. “How does a person in a hot pink car come up missing? It has me perplexed. A pink car doesn’t disappear that easily. If we can find the car we can find her.”

“We just want her home and we love her and this is hard,” Jones’ sister, Jessica Bishop, told WRBL.

Jones’ Chevrolet Cavalier with Georgia license plate number RVE6177
Heard County Sheriff’s Office

Bishop said her family has not stopped looking for her.

“What we’ve done as a family is just hours on the road, driving the route she may have taken, going down dirty roads in Franklin,” she said. “We’ve just done a lot of driving.”

Bishop said her sister would never intentionally disappear and leave her children behind.

“She’s always on social media posting pictures,” she told 11Alive. “She always will either take her children or will tell her children where she’s going. She’ll let one of us know where she’s going.”

Natalie Jones
Heard County Sheriff’s Office

Jones is 5′3” and about 130 pounds, with brown hair and blond highlights. She has multiple tattoos, including a tattoo on her left wrist that says Isaac and one on her right wrist that says Trent.

At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing a pink-and-white striped top and white shorts, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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Anyone with information about Jones or have seen her four-door Chevrolet Cavalier with Georgia license plate number RVE6177 is asked to call the Heard County Sheriff’s Department at 706-675-3329, GBI Region 2 Office at 706-565-7888 or the GBI Tipline at 1-800-597-8477.