Body of 19-year-old found wrapped in carpet identified

Posted at 5:19 PM, Jun 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-27 19:54:08-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Wayne County Medical Examiner has identified the body of the 19-year-old found wrapped in carpet in Detroit.

Darius Jones, Jr.'s body was found wrapped in carpet inside of an abandoned home. The Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death as a homicide.

Police say the 19-year-old's body was discovered June 26 around 8:15 p.m. in the 11800 block of Elmdale. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

According to an earlier press release, Jones was last seen on Sunday, June 21, 2020 around 4:00 p.m. in the area.

Police are still investigating the homicide.

Family members will hold a vigil for Darius Saturday night on Elmdale Street at 7 p.m. They've also created a GoFundMe to help with memorial service costs.

Anyone with information is asked to please call Detroit Police Department Homicide Section at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.