Charlotte, NC

Shawna Jones, 42: Charlotte Woman Vanished In 2017 After Borrowing Roommate's Car

Erika Marie • OurBlackGirls

In late August 2017, an abandoned vehicle was found on the ramp of the Eastbound I-26 highway in Summerville, South Carolina. When officers ran the plates of the red, four-door 2016 Mazda 6 from North Carolina, it came back to the roommate of 42-year-old Shawna Jones.

Days prior, the roommate reported both Shawna and his car missing. Shawna borrowed the vehicle on August 25, 2017, and was last seen in Charlotte, North Carolina. When the roommate couldn't contact Shawna for two days, he filed a missing person report with authorities.

Conversations Stir Online Rumors

Summerville is approximately 180 miles from Charlotte, so investigators immediately began trying to decipher how it ended up so far away from home. There was no sign of Shawna Jones, and she's never been seen or heard from again.

On Facebook, a person reportedly commented, "Still no answers. This is very unfortunate. She was last seen with some Jamaican fella from the party bus at Crystal reggae night club. Still missing."

The Roommate Speaks & Reveals Health Issues

According to Websleuths, Shawna's roommate was a man named Earnest Cooper. He reportedly stated that Shawna used his credit card at a car wash six days after she disappeared and purchased a month-long pass. However, she didn't return to the location.

"She went out, I heard the door close," Earnest said, according to WSOC-TV. "About midnight, she hadn't come back, so I tried calling her phone, and it went straight to voicemail."

Earnest also added that Shawna was losing weight and was in severe pain because she had advanced cancer. He believed she may have traveled to South Carolina because she has friends there.

Shawna Jones: What To Know

At the time of her disappearance, Shawna Jones stood 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 115 pounds. She had brown eyes and short brown hair. Any distinguishing marks or clothes she was last seen wearing have not been made public.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or their local authorities.

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