Mystery woman's torso buried; possible suspect announced

Monday, October 25th 2004, 8:44 am
By: News On 6

WRIGHT CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Missouri authorities hope a man being investigated in the killings of at least 10 women in several states, including Oklahoma, can help identify a woman found dead at a truck stop this summer.

Warren County, Missouri, Sheriff Michael Baker says Jeremy Bryan Jones has not made any admissions in the case. Missouri authorities found a headless, limbless torso June 28th at a rest area off Interstate 70 west of St. Louis.

A native of Miami, Jones has been charged with capital murder, rape, kidnapping and burglary in the death of Lisa Nichols on September 18th. He was arrested three days after Nichols' badly burned body was found in her Turnerville, Alabama, mobile home.

The man's attorney says Jones left Oklahoma about two years ago, apparently on the run from sex-related offenses.

Jones has become the focus of a task force probing the slayings and disappearances of at least 10 women in Mississippi, Oklahoma, Georgia, Indiana and Arkansas.