On December 21, 2021, Taylore Jones, 26, was found stabbed multiple times inside her apartment, on the 700 block of Lesseps Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, around 5 am. EMTs brought her to a hospital where she succumbed to her wounds.
Investigators have released a video of a suspect. In the video, you can see a man wearing a hoodie walking through an empty parking lot. This parking lot, according to police, is on the same block as Taylore’s apartment. The suspect turns the corner and is no longer on camera. About thirty minutes later, the same man reappears, running in the direction he came, towards the closed down Milirary Support Facility
The lead detective has also brought attention to “distinct key chain or belt buckle” which can be seen reflecting while the suspect is running.
Taylore moved to New Orleans in March 2021. She worked at Café Negril and used her skateboard to get around. Her family would like anyone who may have seen Taylore riding her skateboard in the Bywater-Marigny area or if they recognize the man in the video to contact investigators.
On a tribute page, a friend of Taylore’s posted a song they had made, titled Where Did You Sleep.
Song by: Taylore Jones & Ryan Sullivan/Guitar by: AJ Butler
Anyone with information about the death of Taylore Jones is asked to call NOPD Detective James Fyfe at 504-658-5300 or 504-439-7885. The public can also call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867. Callers do not have to give their names or testify and can earn a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an indictment.