Missing Since: 08/14/05
Missing from: Hillsboro, Missouri
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 10/06/78
Age at disappearance: 26
Weight 215 – 225 pounds
Jones had blonde highlights in her hair at the time of her disappearance. She wears wire-framed eyeglasses or contact lenses; she was wearing the contacts when she went missing. Her ears are pierced and she has a tattoo of a dolphin on her left breast.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A pink sleeveless shirt, a pink and white flowered skirt, pink flip-flop sandals and earrings.
Medical Conditions: Jones was eight and a half months pregnant with a boy at the time of her disappearance; she was due to give birth in late August. She also suffers from Graves Disease, an autoimmune disorder.
Details of Disappearance
Jones met Bryan Lee Westfall at the horse show grounds at the Hillsboro Civic Center in the vicinity of the 10300 block of Highway 21 in Hillsboro, Missouri at 1:00 p.m. on August 14, 2005. She was last seen in the parking lot of the center at 5:00 p.m. that same day. She has never been heard from again. Jones’s blue 1997 Pontiac Sunfire was later found unlocked and abandoned in the parking lot. Her purse, keys, wallet and cellular phone were missing.
Jones claimed Westfall was the father of her unborn child, a boy whom she planned to name Hayden, but he always denied it. She met him on the day of his disappearance to find out what, if any, input he wanted into the baby’s life. They were supposed to have lunch together at the Off the Hook restaurant. Westfall has cooperated with the investigation and maintains his innocence in Jones’s disappearance. He stated they spoke for about an hour in the parking lot of the Hillsboro Civic Center and she was fine when he left her, and talking to someone on her cellular phone.
Jones is divorced and left behind a young child, whom she had custody of. Her former husband is not considered a suspect in her case, and he died in November 2007. After his death, their daughter was placed in the care of her maternal grandparents. Jones was employed as a loan administrator at the Eagle Bank in Festus, Missouri in 2005. Her loved ones stated it was uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning, and she could not walk easily as a result of her pregnancy. There has been no activity on her cellular phone or credit cards since her disappearance, and no evidence that she checked into any hospital to deliver her baby. Her last known credit card purchase was at a drugstore; she bought a soda and hair spray hours before she went missing.
Jones’s case remains unsolved.
Aug 29, 2008– Nationwide Missing Person Tour Comes to St. Louis
Nov 24, 2007- Missing Pregnant Woman’s Ex-Husband Dies
Aug 1, 2008- Investigators Believe Amanda Jones Letter Not Viable
Aug 14, 2008- Police Still Hope to Find Amanda Jones Three Years Later
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Lt. Tommy Wright
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