Norfolk, VA

This Norfolk, Virginia Mother Vanished After A Wedding Party With Friends

The Vivid Faces of the Vanished
Sharon Ivy JonesThe Charley Project

Sharon Ivy Jones attended Norfolk State University. Sharon worked as a preschool teacher's assistant at Lynnhaven Elementary School and enjoyed being a mother to her then 2-year-old daughter.

On September 22, 2002, 33-year-old Sharon attended the wedding of a friend. She went to a dance party with friends after and left the group around 3:00 am. She told her friends she was going to stop at a Taco Bell and was seen driving her red Toyota Tercel westbound on Interstate 64 in Norfolk, Virginia, the Charley Project reports. She has never been seen or heard from again.

Sharon's daughter was staying with her father that evening. When Sharon failed to pick her up from him, her family knew something was wrong. When authorities went to her apartment in the 8600 block of Glenn Myrtle Avenue in the Breezy Pint Apartments, they discovered the front door unlocked. The apartment showed signs of a disturbance, authorities report. The telephone cords were pulled out of the walls, and there were broken items inside the home. The outfit she wore to the wedding and party was in the apartment. Sharon's car was parked in her assigned space outside her apartment. Her family reported her missing, and authorities launched a missing person investigation.

Her parents and sister traveled from Red Bank, New Jersey to search for Sharon, but unfortunately, her sister passed away in 2003.

Sharon Ivy Jones has never been found. Her daughter moved to Red Bank, New Jersey, and was raised by Sharon's parents.

No suspects have been named in her disappearance, and no arrests have been made.

Sharon Ivy Jones is 5'4" and weighed 130 pounds when she vanished.

If you have any information, please contact the Norfolk Police Department at 757-664-7291 or 757-664-7070.

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