Murder victim’s mother releases statement after Matthew Jones search goes national

Murder victim’s mother releases statement after Matthew Jones search goes national
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The search for murder suspect Matthew Dillon Jones was picked up by the show Live PD after Jones was spotted in the Tierra Grande neighborhood on foot last week.

Cpl. Jeb Hilton with the Amarillo Police Department was interviewed on the show to describe the most recent information the department had on Jones.

Hilton said the family as well as law enforcement are seeking the truth to many questions left unanswered.

“I think they’re heartbroken," said Hilton. "They’ve lost their daughter and she was ripped from them. The main thing is that they don’t have any answers. They don’t know who Matthew Jones is, they don’t know what that relationship is. They just want answers and just want some justice for Kenee.”

In a statement this morning, Kenee’s mother, Melanie Bramblet, mentioned Live PD had originally reached out to her last Thursday for an interview on the show. Bramblet and her family decided it would be best for Cpl. Hilton to do the interview and believed APD knew more information about the search for Jones.

“My husband and I are beyond grateful for the detectives and all the law enforcement working our daughter’s case, none stop, since the day she was found," Bramblet said.

She added, “We are blessed for everyone helping us be the voice for Kenee. She did not deserve her beautiful soul to be taken from a heartless soul."

She mentioned how grateful the family is for the community’s help as well as Live PD bringing the search to the nation’s attention, saying, "We want our community, as well nationwide, to be on the lookout. He can be anywhere.”

Hilton believes Jones is heavily armed and dangerous.

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He should not be approached and sightings should be immediately reported to 911.

Bramblet agreed with Hilton and advises to public to be careful.

“Please, make sure everything you own is locked up," Bramblet said. "Lock it, keep an eye open of your surroundings because he can appear anywhere. If you see him, call 911, do not hesitate! We need him off the streets. Our daughter Kenee’ deserves justice. Matthew took her beautiful life from her, from us.”

Anyone with information about the location of Matthew Jones is asked to call the Amarillo Police Department at 378-3038 or Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.

Tips can also be made anonymously online at or on the Amarillo Crime Stopper P3 mobile app. A tip leading to his arrest could get you up to $3,500.

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