Crime of the Week #31

September 16, 2022


Memphis Police received a call from neighbors of a house in the 1500 block of Kansas Street, south of downtown, early the morning of Wednesday, September 7, 2022. They said they hadn’t seen their neighbor for several days and now were detecting a foul order coming from the residence.

Airways Station officers arrived at 1:20 a.m. and entered the house to find the body of Melanie Jones. She had been dead several days.

Detectives completed an investigation at the scene and then transported the body to the Tennessee Regional Forensic Center for an autopsy. Investigators subsequently learned that Jones’ death is a homicide.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this crime should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).