Zachary Police: Body found in pond is missing teen, DJ Jones

Exactly two weeks after 19-yr-old DJ Jones left his home in the Meadow View neighborhood in Zachary, police said his body was found in a pond not far from his home.


Zachary Police Chief David McDavid confirms the body found in a pond is that of Donovan W. Jones, Jr., known as DJ Jones.

Jones was last seen on video leaving his home in the Meadow View neighborhood on Feb. 16, 2022 according to Zachary Police. Numerous civilians, officers and Jones’ family and friends had been searching for him nearly two weeks. 

Then on March 2, 2022, Chief McDavid said some people riding 4-wheelers in the area reported a body in a pond near the Meadow View subdivision around 4pm. 

An autopsy was scheduled for March 3rd and through DNA, the body was identified as that of DJ Jones. Jones’ parents and family were notified prior to police releasing the details. 

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