Cowichan mother, of murdered teen, appeals for return of precious phone

Cowichan mother, of murdered teen, appeals for return of precious phone

Phone, formerly owned by daughter Tyeshia Jones, has been missing since Tuesday

Mary Jim misses her daughter every day. Many of her pictures hang on the wall.

She’s also kept and used her daughter’s phone which was a priceless keepsake.

“It was a part of her,” says Jim. “And when I received the phone back from the RCMP it became part of me.”

But this past week the phone, an LG Keybo 9100, went missing.

Her daughter, Tyeshia Jones, was 18 years old when she was brutally murdered.

After an extensive investigation William Gordon Robert Elliot confessed to killing Jones and another Duncan woman.

He’s serving a life sentence and in many ways Tyeshia’s mother feels she too is serving one.

“After losing my daughter Tyeshia,” says Jim. “Everything is still the same from the day that I lost her.”

Jim last remembers moving the phone from her vest pocket to her backpack, on Tuesday, while traveling on the bus in Duncan.

When she was walking not long after she realized it was missing. She then reported it to the RCMP and BC Transit.

“BC Transit actually got a hold of me and said they checked the buses and there was nothing on the bus.”

So now she’s asking you to keep your eyes peeled. Jim says she’s love to have the phone back with no questions asked.

“It means a lot to me cause it’s part of my daughter,” she says.

A way of holding onto memories that are so precious to Tyeshia’s mom.

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