BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police say they have found the black pickup truck used to abduct Tiffany Jones, whose body was found in a burned vacant Baltimore home Wednesday.
Jones was in the 3600 block of Potee St. on Tuesday, when police say two men forced her into a black Ford pickup truck and drove away.
This story was updated on Aug. 23, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
Original Post, Aug. 22, 4:20 p.m.: A body found just blocks from where a woman was reportedly abducted Tuesday is the body of the missing woman.
Baltimore Police confirm the body is that of 29-year-old Tiffany Jones. She was reported to be abducted by two men on Tuesday, after she was seen in the back area of the 3600 block of Potee Street.
Investigators believe Jones was involved in an argument with two men.
Wednesday morning, a call for a fire came in around 9:00 a.m. Flames shooting out of a vacant home along 7th Street turned into a homicide investigation when a body of a woman was found in the basement of the home in south Baltimore after fire crews extinguished the fire, according to Blair Skinner, a spokesperson for Baltimore City Fire Department.
That woman was identified as Tiffany Jones at around 4 p.m. Wednesday.
“We don’t know if she died before the fire or during the fire but that’s something that the medical examiner’s office will determine,” said Jeremy Silbert, spokesman for Baltimore Police Department.
The medical examiner still has to conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
“This world is crazy right now, innocent people are being killed. I just don’t understand why someone would want to do this to her,” said a family friend of Jones, who did not wish to be identified.
The fire scene is less than a mile away from where Jones was abducted Tuesday in Brooklyn, Md.
A woman said she saw Jones in the neighborhood Monday.
“I was like ‘Oh my God I know her I just talked to her the other day,” The woman said. “I was just in shock, I’m still in shock,”
Residents in this neighborhood said the home had been vacant for a while, people had been dumping trash in the backyard, but no one said they thought a body would be there.
“She’s a loving mother. She was so kind and would do anything for anyone. Everyone knew her. I feel so bad for her two little ones,” said a family friend of Jones.
The suspects are described only as a black man and a Hispanic man. The pickup truck has a Maryland tag of 3DH8861. As of late Wednesday afternoon, the pickup truck had not been located.
Cherry Hill is now preparing for a vigil for Jones.