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2022-07-06 06:57:40 Form:Technology freckle - professional freckle author: click:862
Jax Miller·4 min read

A South Carolina man who traveled to Alabama in March to claim responsibility for the death of a missing woman has been charged with her murder.

Brian Edward Jones, 62, was formally charged with murder after calling the Bessemer Police Department to confess to his girlfriend’s 2001 murder, according to AL.com. Jones said he killed Janet Jones Luxford, 41, who left her Jacksonville, Florida, home for Alabama shortly before she vanished two decades ago.

Luxford was never seen again.

“We were in disbelief that somebody had come to us to confess to a murder, much less one that is 21 years old,” said Bessemer Police Lt. Christian Clemons.

In March, Jones boarded a bus in South Carolina with the sole purpose of getting the murder off his chest. Once in Alabama, he called authorities to confess that he accidentally killed Luxford and stuffed her body in a suitcase.

Lt. Clemons told Birmingham’s WBRC that Jones “sat outside of our station until he finally got up the nerve to give us a call.”

Officers were stunned; they hadn’t before heard of Janet Luxford, who was reported missing on Sept. 22, 2002, by her daughter in Napa, California, according to the Doe Network.

“It’s not a homicide that we even had on our radar,” Clemons told WBRC. “It’s something that he committed here 21 years ago, and nobody knew that it happened besides him.”

On March 29, two days after the shocking confession, Jones led authorities to the area of Harmer Street and Valley Creek, where they discovered a green suitcase containing human skeletal remains, according to AL.com.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has yet to make a positive identification.

“Although the remains found have not been officially identified, Jones is being charged with the death of Janet Luxford,” police told Birmingham’s WVTM. “The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office is actively searching medical records and using DNA to help identify the remains, but the process could take as long as nine months.”

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