Archive for January 20th, 2012

23 Year-Old Mother Shot, Killed When Children Were in Home

January 20, 2012

Information from, January 20, 2012

Lancaster Co. Sheriff’s investigators say a 23-year-old woman was shot to death while her three children were at the family’s mobile home Thursday night in Lancaster.

When detectives arrived at a home on Roseanne Lane they found Jenika Jones dead on the couch.

 Police say the front door of the home was open when they arrived on scene.

One witness told police three people were seen running from the home where Jones had moved in just less than a month ago.

“We are actively pursuing leads in the case and the full extent of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigative capability will be activated to help identify and bring to justice the violent person/persons responsible,” said Lancaster Sheriff Barry Faile.

Jones had three small children between the ages of one and five, and Jones’ aunt told NewsChannel 36 she does not know what will happen to the kids moving forward.

The neighbor told NewsChannel 36 Jones’ kids were playing outside just hours before the murder, and the child who came to the neighbor’s house was shaking, crying and saying, “help me, help me, take my mom to the hospital, take my mom to the hospital.”

Detectives are working to determine if the oldest kid may know the suspects.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 704-283-4136.