Family still seeking 'justice for Jacque'

MONTE VISTA—It’s been three years since the death of Jacqueline (Jacque) Amber Jones who died on March 26, 2014 in Monte Vista.

Jacque was only 23 years old and left behind a 5-year-old son.

“Her son meant everything to her,” her family said.

The circumstances surrounding her death are still part of an ongoing investigation by the Monte Vista Police Department. There is a $25,000 reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Jacque. Anyone with any information — nothing is too small — is encouraged to call the Monte Vista Police department at 719-852-6161 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

Jacque’s family wants anyone with information to know that no matter how small someone may think the information is, it is still important.

On the anniversary of her death, Jacque’s family also wants to talk about domestic violence.

“We want Jacque’s story to bring awareness to domestic violence. Jacque was a bright light in this sometimes cold and dark world,” her mother said. “She was always looking out for the underdog, and she did not deserve the abuse she endured. No woman does. Domestic violence does not discriminate.”

Her mother added, "Too many women are abused physically and verbally with no one to talk to for fear of further abuse. I, as her mother want women and young girls to know their worth as human beings. A woman’s worth has nothing to do with their looks, education, job or financial situation. Love does not abuse. I want sufferers of abuse to know that there is help out there and people who care. Abuse of any kind is never ok. Tu Casa is an amazing ally helping women to understand the different forms of abuse and can help women who want to leave an abusive relationship.”

If you are in an abusive relationship and want to seek help Tu Casa can be reached at 719-589-2465.

“As a society we need to stand together to stop domestic violence,” her mother added. She wants to bring a voice to domestic violence sufferers and to those who need help. "Be a voice for someone who needs help. Help be Jacque’s voice. We, as her family, will not let her voice be silenced. We will continue to seek justice for her. Jacque can no longer speak for herself, but someone out there can. Someone out there has information, information that can help the police further the investigation.”