Tereina Caitlin Jones was 21 years-old when she vanished on September 8th, 2017. She was last seen after leaving a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Tereina never returned home and was never seen or heard from again.
It is unclear why Tereina was at the hospital that day, and unfortunately very few details are available about her disappearance. In fact, Tereina’s disappearance was barely reported about in the media. Her family members used social media to spread awareness about Tereina’s disappearance, but it never made news headlines.
In August 2018, remains were found in desert area near 11th Street and Alameda Road. It took months for the remains to be identified, but in April 2019 they were positively identified as that of Tereina Jones. Investigators have not released a cause of death at this time, but they do believe that foul play was involved.
The Phoenix Police Department is investigating Tereina’s death. If you have any information that could help the investigation, please contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-534-3053.