A 1983 Pottawatomie County unsolved murder and missing persons case is among the state cases featured in the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s new deck of playing cards that are being distributed in Oklahoma prisons.
When prisoners get bored and get a deck of playing cards from the commissary to pass the time, the new Series 2 Cards are anything but ordinary. Each deck features a photo and information on an Oklahoma unsolved homicide, missing person or unidentified victim case and investigators hope they will generate tips from behind bars.
Two of the playing cards in the new deck profile the case of Paul Jones and his wife, Melody (Garton) Jones, a case that has been a mystery in Pottawatomie County for 35 years.
Melody was 19 years old when she disappeared back in 1983; her husband, Paul, 20, was found dead in the couple’s rural Earlsboro area home.