OUR VIEW: Praying for Natalie Jones to be found

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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We’re coming up on three months since the day 27-year-old Natalie Jones went missing.

The last time Jones was heard from was in the wee hours of July 5, after she left an Independence Day party in Jackson’s Gap, Alabama.

She reportedly sent a text message saying she’d “made it” to a friend, but the message didn’t clarify where and sadly, Jones has not been heard from since.

People close to Jones said she wouldn’t just disappear and that she’d never just leave her kids.

“She’s a good mother,” said Change Church Senior Pastor TJ Boyd. “She loved those kids with all of her heart.”

Jones’ disappearance has been featured on national programs, such as the Dr. Phil Show.

It’s been featured on the People magazine website, and it’s been on news outlets all over the country.  Jones, who is diagnosed as bipolar and sch

izophrenic, was not on her medications at the time of her disappearance, according to the Heard County Sheriff’s Office.

Friends and family understandably have not given up hope and are urging anyone to come forward that might have information. Jones has connections to LaGrange, with her Facebook page even listing LaGrange as her current city.

An awareness ride was held Saturday, starting in LaGrange, and continuing on to Franklin. Most wore pink — Natalie’s favorite color — and some wore special designed shirts and decorated their vehicles.

As of last check, there have not been any leads in the case.

We’ve said this before, and now we’re saying it again as we approach the third month anniversary of Natalie’s disappearance: If you know something, say something.

Even in the early hours of July 5, it’s possible someone saw something that could lead to clues about Natalie’s disappearance.

More people are on the road on a holiday weekend, especially the Fourth of July, when fireworks are shot in the middle of the night.

Even if it seems insignificant, something you saw or heard that night could actually be important.

Many people are doing a lot to raise awareness in an effort to get Jones back home safely, and her friends and family deserve answers.

We ask that you come forward if you know anything about her disappearance.