Body Of Pensacola Murder Victim Found In Wooded Area North Of Flomaton

September 27, 2021

The body of a Pensacola Murder victim was found north of Flomaton Sunday night.

Giles Curt Jones, 38, is charged with the premeditated first degree murder of 40-year old Latonya Antionette Baxter, and police have previously said they believed the body was dumped in the Century area on September 11.

Monday morning, Pensacola Police said the body was positively identified as Baxter.

Escambia County (AL) Sheriff Heath Jackson confirmed the body of adult female was found in a wooded area along Highway 113 about 4.5 miles north of the Flomaton city limits. He said the body was discovered by a passing motorist that pulled over and stepped into the woods to go to the bathroom.

A street sign and maps indicate the area is Carol Lane; however, It’s not a roadway, just a small dirt drive. The area is sparsely populated, but there is a house almost directly across Highway 113 from Carol Lane. was there Sunday night as investigators worked the case, including officers from the Pensacola Police Department.

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According to an arrest report, Jones’ gray 2009 Nissan Maxima was caught on a camera as he headed north on Highway 29 through Century at 12:19 p.m. on Saturday, September 11. At 1:54 p.m., police say he took a photo on his phone of  Baxter, who was deceased with obvious signs of trauma. At 3:09 p.m., his Nissan was again seen on camera it headed back south on Highway 29 in Century.

The distance from the spot Jones’ vehicle as seen on camera in Century September 11 to the location where the body was found Sunday night  is just under nine miles. Driving near the speed limit Sunday night, the direct trip took our reporter about 12 minutes.

Baxter was reported missing on September 12 by her daughter, who stated that an air mattress and Baxter’s purse were missing. Investigators located blood in Baxter’s bedroom and other locations on the property, as well as in Jones’ vehicle, according to police.

Acting on a tip, Pensacola Police, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and KlaasKIDS searched an area along Highway 168 east of Pine Barren Road in Bratt last Monday and Tuesday, but northing was found.

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25 Responses to “Body Of Pensacola Murder Victim Found In Wooded Area North Of Flomaton”

  1. Pineview Resident on October 1st, 2021 11:18 am

    I live maybe 2-3 miles from where the body of this precious soul was found. It’s still hard to believe that she was so close to our community. Prayers and sincere condolences to her daughter, and all of her extended family & friends. RIP angel. ❤

  2. David Huie Green on September 30th, 2021 11:13 am

    “lost a hammer the other day. I was working on a tractor emplement and used it to knock a broke pin loose. I am giving you these little details to allow your feelings to hone in on the item, it was 3lbs, with a bright yellow handle. I will monitor the comments for any hunchess you may have.”

    It’s sad when the only one whose hunch could help you won’t.

    I hope that one didn’t decide to just keep your hammer.

    David for the location of Jimmy Hoffa

  3. Trinity Bryan on September 29th, 2021 2:03 pm


  4. Rasheed Jackson on September 29th, 2021 9:30 am

    Not much to add here. Most people have common sense and the comments reflect that, well with the exception of some with no name. So, for that person I have a test for your extra special sensory skills. I lost a hammer the other day. I was working on a tractor emplement and used it to knock a broke pin loose. I am giving you these little details to allow your feelings to hone in on the item, it was 3lbs, with a bright yellow handle. I will monitor the comments for any hunchess you may have.
    On a more realistic note, Thanks to the men and women who spent hours searching for the victim.

  5. David Huie Green on September 28th, 2021 12:47 pm

    “Studies have shown the death penalty is not a deterrent to 1st degree, or Capital, murder.”

    Application of the death penalty is a 100% deterrent to repeat offenses by the killer.

    Other than that, though, it is true that people who can imagine winning millions of dollars in which odds are hundreds of millions to one against, still imagine they won’t be killed for killing. And to be honest, many may not. May not get caught. May not be charged. May not be convicted. May not get that particular penalty. May not live long enough to see it executed.

    May even get a pardon.

    If murderers and/or other criminals were convinced they would not get away with crime, most would not commit the crimes even if the punishment were just a thousand dollars.
    OJ Simpson got away with murder but wound up broke.
    He just didn’t think far enough ahead.

    David for improved surety

  6. Jacqueline Findley on September 28th, 2021 3:57 am

    Prayers for the family

  7. Chris on September 27th, 2021 6:24 pm

    @William 2 & Alan
    You are correct. The death penalty has not been a deterrent at all. And that is the problem. How bad would you like to severely handicap the number of capital offenses? The problem is that the current manner in which the State of Florida is allowed to carry out the sentence. If done in a more public, painful, barbaric if you will, manner, I have no doubt it would curtail the crime society distastes. However, people have been indoctrinated to have belief systems rooted in emotion. Therefore, some criminals will even seek out the death penalty because of the treatment they receive and the likelihood they would die of old age rather than lethal injection. But to each his own.

  8. Duke of Wawbeek on September 27th, 2021 5:07 pm

    Passing motorist, relief stop on a ten mile road, at that particular spot?

    Luck of the draw.

  9. David on September 27th, 2021 3:35 pm

    @ Noname…seek help with your narcissism…seriously!

  10. Mr. Nobody on September 27th, 2021 2:35 pm

    Public executions would slow some of the nonsense down. If people actually witnessed criminals being executed they would not want to be one.

  11. Anne on September 27th, 2021 1:08 pm

    Seems lately the criminals, thug life folks seem to just kill other people for just any random reason.
    EXACTLY why my family all has weapons at all times to self protect.
    We never look for trouble but want to be prepared if someone comes our way with trouble in their soul.
    Thankful this woman was found, now her family can have closure.
    Wish there was a way to have a true speedy trial and if found guilty to have a quick carrying out of the sentence without all the lawyers being involved.

  12. William 2 on September 27th, 2021 1:07 pm

    @NoName, you did say she wasn’t in Bratt, I didn’t believe that either, but something made them focus on that area.

    @Capital punishment, Florida has had the death penalty since 1827, it has done absolutely nothing to combat murder, just like it does nothing to combat drugs or DUI in the countries that allow the death penalty for those cases. Besides, to many innocent people have been put to death because prosecutors care more about winning than innocence or guilt!!! I can’t consciously support the death penalty anymore until Judges and Prosecutors are held to a higher standard, meaning that Judges and prosecutors who willingly suppress evidence of innocence are sent to prison and even death row when innocent people are put to death for knowingly sending innocent people to die!!!

  13. alan on September 27th, 2021 11:37 am

    @Capital Punishment ….. Studies have shown the death penalty is not a deterrent to 1st degree, or Capital, murder. I can only assume this is because they don’t know or think about it or most likely, they believe themselves to smart to get caught.

    I do know in the State of Florida if someone receives the death penalty, the State has to hire lawyers on their behalf (if they can’t afford them and most can’t) to file the myriad of automatic appeals the State and Federal Courts require. This can last 20-30 years and cost as much as $1M per inmate. Someone receiving life in prison does not receive this benefit, they have to represent themselves, find pro bono legal assistance, or hope they have family with money.

  14. Noname on September 27th, 2021 11:23 am

    I tried to tell you guys she wasn’t in Bratt or Bratt area. I have feelings and hunches and common sense. Glad she’s found. Maybe one day someone will actually listen to me.

  15. Dewayne on September 27th, 2021 10:47 am

    Prayers to the family sincerely

  16. JC on September 27th, 2021 10:28 am

    Prayers for her daughter and family. So sad that life is not valued these days. The man who murdered her should be sentenced to death.

  17. Beegee and Jack on September 27th, 2021 10:22 am

    This is the Divine Intervention of God ALLmighty……………….

  18. Tonda Dubose on September 27th, 2021 10:09 am

    Its a shame how the people in this world has turn out ,if they would take these murderers and rapist and let them live 1 week not for them but for the family to spent time with them before they die alot of this crap would stop they would be to scared to kill or rape cause they would no they have only 1 week left on this earth I just think they would think about it cause look at it now they are living like kings in prison now even dying in prison and they still really no punishment I say they should think hard about the 1 week dying program if they kill or rape and lets see what the crime rate is cause the system the way it is now aint working thats for sure.

  19. Concerned Citizen on September 27th, 2021 9:16 am

    @ Charlie, many people pull over to relieve themselves especially in wooded areas. Now the fact that this person found the body can be classified as luck by the non-religious or divine intervention from God by us Christians.

  20. Capital Punishment on September 27th, 2021 8:42 am

    We need to stop putting murders away and start putting them to death. I guarantee if the system would start giving these murderers and rapists death penalties a lot of the violence would stop. Praying for the family and glad she was found, I wonder why he picked down there makes me wonder if sb else was involved.

  21. J.Larry Seale on September 27th, 2021 8:30 am

    I check the other (local) media
    web sites….An it seem they took
    the evening off……
    I am so glad for North Escambia,
    it put all the other media outlet to shame………
    At least I know where to look for (local and up to date

  22. JustSaying on September 27th, 2021 6:17 am

    I believe that people will be put in a situation/or an area for a purpose. This purpose was to finally put this person’s family at rest along with all the people that have been searching for days on end for her. Prayers for the family and all that have been searching for the last couple weeks!

  23. Gwen on September 27th, 2021 4:52 am

    This is so sad.

  24. Dola on September 27th, 2021 4:11 am

    Carol lane once went from hwy 113 to Old Foshee road, but been closed for years now. The only thing on the road were a few oil well pads but I believe they all dried up now. Prayers for the lady and her family.

  25. Charlie on September 27th, 2021 1:34 am

    What are the odds of someone stopping at that exact spot for a “nature call”?

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