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Police Continue Search For Missing Morehouse Student

Police have pinged Benjamin Jones' cell phone, which showed it located at Embassy Suites at 3275 Peachtree Road in Buckhead.

Benjamin Jones, a student at Morehouse College, was reported missing by his father Richard Jones on May 17. Credit: Roswell Police Department
Benjamin Jones, a student at Morehouse College, was reported missing by his father Richard Jones on May 17. Credit: Roswell Police Department
By Kristal Dixon

The Roswell Police Department is reaching out to the public to help them locate a missing college student.

On May 17, Benjamin Jones, a student at Atlanta's Morehouse College, was reported missing by his father, Richard Jones. 

Jones was last heard from by his mother on the evening of May 16, the agency said in a news release. 

According to the father, his son left his residence in Roswell around 8 p.m. May 16 to travel to Morehouse College to pick up graduation tickets. 

The father contacted Morehouse College Police, who sent a text to his son’s cell phone, asking for him to contact them.

At approximately 5 p.m., Morehouse Police received a response text from Jones' cell phone stating he cold not talk at the moment, but would come to the college police station.

Morehouse Police conducted a check of Jones and have not located him.

Roswell police pinged the student’s cell phone, which showed the phone located at Embassy Suites at 3275 Peachtree Road NE in Buckhead.

Another ping done by the agency showed the phone located near Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

A search was conducted at the hotel with negative results, and Piedmont Hospital does not have Jones listed as a patient or any John Doe at this time, Roswell police said.

Roswell Police spokesperson Zachary Frommer said detectives have received at least one tip, "but nothing that has panned out yet."

Jones, 22, is 5'7 and weighs around 190 pounds.

Jones is driving a 1999 gold Lexus RX300 bearing Georgia tag BCP5147. 

At this time Jones' cell phone has been turned off, and the agency is asking anyone who has contact with Jones to notify Roswell Police detective at N. Clutter at 770-640-4484.


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