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Reward offered in Tyeshia's murder

Angela Carpenter and the rest of Tyeshia Jones’ loved ones urge anyone with information about Jones’ murder to call police immediately. - Krista Siefken
Angela Carpenter and the rest of Tyeshia Jones’ loved ones urge anyone with information about Jones’ murder to call police immediately.
— image credit: Krista Siefken

If putting a killer behind bars wasn’t enough of an incentive, the friends and family of Tyeshia Jones are now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever’s responsible for her murder.

“Every last cent has come from donations and from the community,” said family friend Angela Carpenter.

And the reward money total continues to rise as more fundraisers are planned, such as Saturday’s youth dance at Island Savings Centre.

For the friends and family of Jones, who was 18 when she was killed in January, all that matters now is justice.

“It won’t bring (our) baby girl back, but it will give us some closure,” Carpenter said.

Anyone with information about Tyeshia Jones’ murder is urged to call the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522. All tips will be kept confidential.

The March 19 youth dance, meanwhile, runs from 7 p.m. until midnight at the Island Savings Centre multi-purpose hall.

Tickets are $7 at the door, and there is a zero-tolerance policy on drugs, alcohol and violence.

“Mary (Jim, Jones’ mother) really wants to stress that this is for all youth in our community regardless of background. It’s kind of like her way of giving back,” said Carpenter. “We’re all one, everyone together. And that’s exactly how Tyeshia was — she didn’t see colour.”

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