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ZH0320-A-ZH@1 -Composite Proof 03/19/2005 0:50 0:00 By MARCIA LANGHENRY mlanghenry@ajc.com The north Forsyth County community, from Coal Mountain to Matt, rallied in the search for Patrice Endres, a hairdresser who disappeared last spring. But even here, hope that Endres would be found alive had begun to fade long before Forsyth residents got news of a search for her remains inacreek in Douglas County. They also got word March 9 that an eyewitness account had been a hoax. Most of the posters seeking help in the case were taken down around Christmas, business owners say. Fred’s Beds owner Mike Becker took down his poster two weeks ago to make room for some clocks. “Idon’t want to sound too morbid, but if you don’t hear about it in such a long time, you start losing faith,” he said. Yellow ribbons outside Coal Mountain Animal Hospital will stay inplace until Endres is found. The staff removed fliers months ago and last week put away a reward fund collection box. “Today was almost a finalizing of —my God, she’s probably not with us,” Dr. Sue Kascher, a veterinarian, said after the sheriff’s announcements. “People in these situations usually give up after three or four months, but we kept praying.” Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton believes now that Endres was abducted from Tamber’s Trim-N- Tan, the salon she owned on Ga. 369, by suspected serial killer Jeremy Bryan Jones, who awaits trial on an unrelated murder charge in Alabama. Paxton believes Jones took Endres to Douglas County and disposed of her body in Sweetwater Creek. Jones is a suspect but has not _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please see HOPE, ZH7 RZH0320ZH1 FZH0320ZH1 N.FULTON-NORTHSIDE 1ZH 1ZH R R R R *SZH20ZH001CY* *SZH20ZH001CY* *SZH20ZH001MA* *SZH20ZH001MA* *SZH20ZH001YE* *SZH20ZH001YE* *SZH20ZH001KB* *SZH20ZH001KB* Blue Red Yellow Black Blue Red Yellow Black H 5 March 2004 Amanda Greenwell, 16, of Douglas County disappears. Her body is found a month later. Jones was charged with her murder in December. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Compiled by MARCIA LANGHENRY / Staff Graphic by DALE E. DODSON / Staff Jeremy Bryan Jones (left), also known as John Paul Chapman, has been identified as a suspect in a string of slayings that began before he fled Oklahoma in 2000. 4 February 2004 The body of Katherine Collins, 47, is found in New Orleans. Jones was charged with her murder in January 2005. He is a suspect in two other New Orleans slayings. 3 October 2002 Tina Mayberry, 38, dies after being stabbed outside a Douglasville nightclub. Jones became asuspect in late 2004. 2 December 2000 Jones flees Oklahoma, where he was accused of rape. 1 December 1999 AWelch, Okla., couple are killed and their daughter and a teenage girlfriend disappear. Jones is now a suspect. DEADLY SPREE OKLA. LA. ALA. GA. N Miles 20 0 7I 44 7I KAN. OKLA. ARK. MO. Joplin Miami Welch Bentonville 59 7 September 2004 The body of Lisa Nichols, 45, is found in Turnerville, Ala. Jones was arrested and charged with her rape and murder. 10 65 43 Bay Minette Mobile FLA. MISS. 10 45 98 84 41 63 Turnerville Gulf of Mexico Mobile Bay Miles 20 0 N Atlanta New Orleans 6 April 2004 Patrice Endres, 38, disappears from Matt in Forsyth County. This month, Jones was named as a suspect, and authorities are searching for Endres’ body along Sweetwater Creek in Douglas 285 575 75 400 Miles 20 0 Atlanta FORSYTH DOUGLAS 369 Sweetwater Creek area Matt 85 20 Douglasville FORSYTH Cumming DOUGLAS ALA. By DOUG NURSE dnurse@ajc.com Heis a charmer. Bright, articulate and handsome. But authorities say he’s also a deadly predator with a penchant for slender brunettes. His girlfriend, Vicki Freeman, 45, says police have falsely tagged Jeremy Bryan Jones a serial killer and that authorities are piling on, trying to clear their books of unsolved murders “for brownie points.” “He’s a wonderful man,” she said. “He’s caring, considerate, loving. He’s gentle.” She recalls the first time she saw him, almost two years ago at Gipson’s Restaurant and Lounge in Douglasville. She said she noticed his good looks as soon as she and her friend walked in. After they sat down, he approached their table and told them they were beautiful and that he was just going to admire them from afar. But in a few minutes he came back. Freeman said she didn’t remember the conversation. “I was just lost in him,” she said. Police say Jones’ smooth talk often hides the evil within. Jones, 31, sits in an Alabama jail cell without bond, charged with three brutal killings, including that of a Douglas County teenager who was stabbed and had a broken neck, another woman who was stabbed, and a third who was shot to death. Forsyth County officials are focusing on Jones in the disappearance of hairdresser Patrice Endres, 38, last April. Authorities from Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and California are questioning Jones in up to 20 unsolved murder cases going back to 1999. Even the relationship with his BOB ANDRES / Staff Hope is fading that Patrice Endres is alive, but yellow ribbons will deck Coal Mountain Animal Hospital until she’s found. Acharming killer Closer to home: The disappearance of hairdresser Patrice Endres last spring looks to be bound for a tragic end as the sheriff suspects she was one of Jones’ victims. Across the nation: Murders have trailed Jeremy Bryan Jones; his girlfriend calls him a gentle, caring man, but a prosecutor says ‘he could be a low-rent Ted Bundy.’ That’s what police call the suspect in a 4-state crime spree ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please see DEADLY, ZH7 TODAY ON THE TOWN Our roving photographer visits Blessed Trinity’s Magic Night. ZH4-5 IN NORTHSIDE BATTLE FOR SANDY SPRINGS Northside Opinion: What your neighbors say about the need to create a new Fulton County city. ZH12 The bubbly already has been uncorked. ZH13 Don’t miss NorthSide’s Dining and Entertainment pages. Read what’s going on in Northside schools and places of worship. Review our listing of recent home sales. BOB ANDRES / Staff IN NORTHSIDE Racing legend Mario Andretti is the driving force behind revving up the go-kart park that bears his name. ZH10 THURSDAY Relief on the way FORSYTH COUNTY Voters say yes to first high school in 50 years By DOUG NURSE dnurse@ajc.com Time to fire up the bulldozers and charge up the nail guns. Within 45 days, construction will start on West Forsyth High School, the first high school to be built in Forsyth County in 50 years. Voters Tuesday sanctioned a $170 million bond issue 87 percent to 13 percent, with about 12 percent of registered voters turning out. The school board’s bond attorneys anticipate selling the bonds by May, with building to start almost immediately after that. The bonds also will pay for construction of two middle schools and two elementary schools, in addition to land acquisition for a fifth high school, one middle school and two elementary schools. The money will cover the cost of installing global position system devices on school buses. Rounding out the expenditures will be the installation of air conditioning in all school gyms and cafeterias, equipment for the school cafeterias and sewer access for eight existing schools. West Forsyth High School, scheduled to open in fall 2007, should provide immediate, if temporary, relief for all three existing high schools. All are over capacity. But even with West Forsyth’s ability to absorb 1,950 students, two of the other three high schools will remain overcrowded and the third will join them in a year. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Please see BOND, ZH6 ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ALSO INSIDE: Abreakdown of the bond money, ZH6 THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION CHECK FOR BREAKING NEWS UPDATES AT AJC.COM ajc The Atlanta Journal-Constitution North ZH Side NORTH FULTON, EAST COBB, DUNWOODY, FORSYTH H SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2005

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