Few Clues Three Years After The Murder Of Ketie Jones

CHARLOTTE, NC —  The way Brendan Coffey describes his best friend, you almost feel like you know her. He especially lights up describing their frequent karaoke car sessions.

“She had a beautiful voice,” says Coffey.

He’s talking about Ketie Jones. The vivacious, animal-loving 26-year-old. She had been out with friends and decided to walk home on October 15th, 2016. She was shot and killed in Plaza Midwood around three o’clock in the morning. Police found her body behind a real estate office on The Plaza at Hamorton Place.

Three years later, no arrest and no updates. The case is cold.

“It’s been tough on, not just her friends, and close friends, but the whole community. Because of her beautiful energy that is missed for people who are complete strangers to her, as much as people who were close with her.”

Last year, CMPD released video from the night Ketie was murdered. You can see her in the distance–walking along The Plaza and then taking a left. About a minute later, headlights can be seen backing up on Hamorton Place.

Coffey is begging anyone with information to come forward.

“How even insignificant could it be, to share it or to think back and try to remember something that could help.”

As for Ketie’s family, they’re praying every night for answers to this nightmare. Her mother did not want to talk Tuesday, but tells WCCB her biggest fear is that Ketie will be forgotten.

There’s also a scholarship at UNC Charlotte in Ketie’s name.