Body Found In California Leads To Arrests In Valley Murder

Victim Was Reported Missing On New Year's Eve

Mitch Kelly
January 14, 2020 - 5:49 am
Mug shots of murder suspects Jecory Kemp and Tyeshia Jones

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Two people have been arrested and charged with murdering a Las Vegas man whose body was found in a burned out car near Barstow.

Back on New Year's Eve the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to Barstow to assist the California Highway Patrol with a deceased body located in a burned vehicle. A deputy coroner responded to the scene and determined the victim had sustained a gunshot wound.

Through the course of the San Bernardino County Sherriff’s Department’s investigation, it was learned the murder victim, 44-year-old Jabar Anderson, was reported missing on earlier that day to the Henderson Police Department. The SBCSD requested assistance from the LVMPD and Henderson Police Department regarding the investigation.

LVMPD Homicide Detectives learned Anderson worked at a daily/weekly apartment at Boulder Highway and Russell and was involved in illegal narcotics activity.

Officers responded to the complex and located evidence indicating the murder occurred inside an apartment. Based on the evidence, the LVMPD Homicide Section assumed the investigation. Detectives identified Jecory Kemp and Tyeshia Jones as the suspects in this crime.

On Friday officers arrested Kemp and Jones for Murder, Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. They were transported to the Clark County Detention Center and booked on murder, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery charges.