September 16, 2021

Autopsy reveals ‘undetermined’ cause of death in Natalie Jones case

(Franklin, GA) — Heard County authorities have reported inconclusive autopsy results in the death of a 27-year-old Natalie Jones, whose body was found in her car in northern Heard County on October 6, 2020 after she had been reported missing 93 days earlier.

In a statement released today, Lt./Inv. Dan Boswell said that a clear cause of death remains undetermined.

“On January 13, 2021, autopsy results for Natalie P. Jones were released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Medical Examiner’s Office,” said Lt. Boswell. “The death investigation, autopsy, and toxicology testing of Natalie Jones did not reveal a clear cause of death. However, there were no identified traumatic injuries, or trauma to the body.”

Boswell says the case remains open if anyone has any information that might be helpful in determining exactly what happened.

“While we have results of an autopsy, the case will remain open at this time. However, during the process of this investigation there were no facts or evidence to support foul play. If anyone has factual information relating to this case, they can contact me by phone or email,” added Boswell.

Natalie Jones

Jones and her car were discovered in a wooded area about 60 yards off the roadway near the intersection of Roosterville Road and Welcome Road close to the Roosterville community.

The vehicle (a Hot Pink 2002 Chevy Cavalier) was located by a man that was doing some bush hogging work for a resident in the area.

Jones, a mother of two and a Heard County resident, had been missing since July 5, 2020.

She was last seen leaving a 4th of July party in Jackson’s Gap, Alabama.

The Heard County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is in charge of the investigation.

Anyone with any information in the case is asked to contact Lt. Dan Boswell at 706-675-3329 or via email at

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