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Body found in house fire linked to abducted woman

Posted at 12:15 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 10:55:09-04

Baltimore Police have linked a dead body found in a South Baltimore house fire to 29-year-old Tiffany Jones, who was abducted by two men in the same area Tuesday afternoon. 

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Officials say fire crews initially responded just after 9 a.m. to extinguish the fire in the basement of a vacant rowhome in the 3400 block of 7th St. in Brooklyn, but they later found a body inside.

"Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters located the body of an adult woman in the basement," Blair Skinner, spokeswoman for the Baltimore City Fire Department, said. 

They then called the police which prompted the suspicious death investigation and police have since confirmed it was Jones.

Her body was found one mile away from where she was abducted, in the 3600 block of Potee St. at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Investigators believe Jones was involved in an argument with two men. During the argument, the men forced her into a black Ford pickup truck and drove away from the location. The suspects are described as a black male and hispanic male. The pickup truck has a Maryland tag of 3DH8861. 

"We never want to investigate an incident like this and right now, we don’t really know the circumstances around this. That’s why it’s so crucial that the community come forward," Silbert said. 

Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-866-7-LOCKUP.