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UPDATE: Ditto Landing Death Investigation


Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff


August 18, 2017

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has positively identified the female body that was recovered from the Tennessee River on August 16, 2017. Based on Forensic Evidence, we have identified the subject as Rose Ellen Jones, white female, 17 years old. The female was a resident of Madison County. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate this matter.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community and also any media outlets that assisted in disbursing information in an attempt to identify the subject.

Any information regarding the above identified female, please contact Inv. Parton (256) 533-8864. You may also relay information to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Communication Division at the non-emergency number at (256) 722-7181.

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Lt. Brian Chaffin (256) 533-8854.