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05/12/04

Father Pleads for Return of Missing Children

Police have been scouring parts of South Mississippi since Monday morning doing what they can to bring Timothy Jones and his children together again.

The three missing children were last seen Sunday night, when the baby-sitter put them to bed.

Jones is desperate to find them. He and the baby-sitter made their pleas Tuesday for anyone with information to please come forward.

"I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. It's hard," Timothy Jones said.

Timothy Jones wiped the tears from his eyes wondering if he'll ever see his children again. Sunday night, Jones did what he does every night he has to go to work. He took Timmy, Felisha and Sierra to their babysitter's home on Ingalls Avenue.

"I dropped the kids off at the babysitter's Sunday night around 7:30, and around 4:15 in the morning, I got a call from the babysitter saying the kids were gone."

Anna Harris has cared for Jones' children for the past two and a half months. Her two daughters shared their room and were sleeping next to the Jones children Sunday night.

"My six-year-old told the police officer she heard Felisha and Sierra talking, she doesn't know what they said," Harris said.

As one day missing turned into two, Jones went door to door putting up fliers in store windows. He hopes someone has seen his children and can bring them home.

"Try to get to a phone and call somebody," Jones said choking back tears. "Just come home."

"I feel like they're my own," Harris said. "I'm very much worried. My three-year-old talks about Felicia, and she keeps asking where Felicia is."

Timothy Jones wants to know that, too and prays someone has the answer.

"If anybody has any kind of information, if they would please call the police department, and let me know," Jones said.

Timothy Jones and his wife are divorced and are going through a custody battle right now for their three children. Jones says this could be a possible reason for the children's disappearance.

By: Claire Nelson

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