Searchers Return To Bratt Looking For Body Of Murdered Pensacola Woman

September 21, 2021

Authorities were back in Bratt Tuesday morning, searching an area less than two miles from Northview High School for the body of a murdered Pensacola woman.

Giles Curt Jones, 38, was charged with first degree murder for the death of 40-year old Latonya Antionette Baxter. She was reported missing by her daughter on September 12, the day after his vehicle was confirmed to be in Century.

Acting on a tip from the public, officers from the Pensacola Police Department, assisted by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, were on 4-wheelers and on foot Monday afternoon searching areas along Highway 168 east of Pine Barren Road. Nothing was found.

The search continued Tuesday morning with the Pensacola Police Department, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, KlaasKIDS, and a drone from the Flomaton Police Department.

For a photo gallery from Tuesday’s search, click or tap here.

The drone located one area of interest north of Highway 168, but when searchers reached the area on foot they found rocks and dirt that were not suspicious. Nothing else was found, and the search was called off for the day.

A picture of an obviously deceased Baxter was found on Jones’ phone, according to Pensacola Police. The photo was taken at 1:54 on Saturday, September 11. About noon that day, Jones’ gray 2009 Nissan Maxima with Florida tag #45BAFU was captured on camera northbound on Highway 29 in Century. The vehicle headed back south on Highway 29 through Century about 3 p.m.

Pensacola Police spokesman Mike Wood said the department is asking anyone with trail or game cameras in the North Escambia area to check them for anything suspicious, especially during the day on September 11.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pensacola Police Department at (850) 435-1901 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.

For additional details about the murder and photos from Monday, click or tap here. photos, click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “Searchers Return To Bratt Looking For Body Of Murdered Pensacola Woman”

  1. William 2 on September 22nd, 2021 1:13 pm

    I hope Alabama law enforcement is searching around the bridges over Escambia creek and I also think that the area of bridges over Escambia river on hwy 4 should be checked.

  2. William 2 on September 22nd, 2021 1:09 pm

    There sure are some nasty people commenting on this article, attacking NoName for no reason at all. People like y’all are exactly what is wrong in this world today, shame on y’all for attacking someone for simply giving an opinion that did insult anyone or attack anyone, but y’all felt it necessary to attack this person. SHAME ON Y’ALL!!!

    NOW, for those looking at the time frame, you have to consider that he may have spent time at the dump site and didn’t just dump the body and leave!!!

  3. SueB on September 22nd, 2021 8:14 am

    Need bloodhounds to search. There’s a reason bloodhounds are famous for detective work—they have a keener sense of smell than any other breed of dog.

  4. Jason on September 22nd, 2021 8:12 am

    At “NoName” a your time calculations are off. Considering the photo of the deceased was just before 2pm and a return photo was take around 3pm the time of his travel and disposal of remains is probably considerably less than the hour plus into Alabama.

    Regardless, I am surprised you haven’t quit your day job and joined forces with the Sheriffs Office to offer your expertise in advanced crime solving. So many wanna-be crime solving sleuths who willingly criticize the efforts underway. It seems law enforcement will be wrong no matter what actions are undertaken.

    The only info that law enforcement asked for was if anyone had cameras that caught a sighting of the suspect or his vehicle. Hopefully someone will be able to provide the requested information.

  5. Stanley Beech on September 21st, 2021 10:08 pm

    Try Waterboarding Him He will talk, They used it on the prisoners in Gitmo and got valuble info.

  6. Vanessa on September 21st, 2021 7:30 pm

    I wish he would just give up the location already!!! Why won’t he tell?? Continued prayers for her sweet daughter.
    She just wants to lay her mom to rest.

  7. PSC on September 21st, 2021 6:56 pm

    @ NoName

    just wondering if you’re a psychic..

  8. William 2 on September 21st, 2021 6:51 pm

    @NoName I don’t know what has them looking for her in Bratt, but I agree with you, it makes sense that he traveled on into Alabama to dump the body, before returning to Escambia County.

  9. NoName on September 21st, 2021 5:43 pm

    I don’t believe she is anywhere near here. Think about it. His car was spotted abt 12pm. The photo taken at 154pm and the car spotted again about 3pm. Thats a 3hr window. He prolly drove 1.15hrs into Ala, prepped the body in a bag or something and dumped into the river which may take abt 15-20min then drove back. Id be searching from location the car was spotted north to wherever u r after an hour and 15min drive. I’m telling y’all she’s not around here. I dont have that feeling that she’s anywhere near here and common sense says theres way more ground to cover than just Bratt. Just saying. A 3hr window and Bratt is the only focus. Doesnt make sense to me.

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