MCSO: Lester Ralph Jones is a "Person of Interest"

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that Lester Ralph Jones, the man who lives at a residence that has been searched twice in connection with the disappearance of Paige Birgfeld is a 'person of interest' in her disappearance. Sheriff's Office Deputies have previously stated they suspect foul play.

On Wednesday, agents with the CBI and Mesa County Sheriff's Deputies searched a Fruitvale home for the second time since her disappearance.

Jones was arrested on a Domestic Violence case in 1999. Jones previously plead guilty to assault with a deadly weapon, violent crime where a weapon was used, and kidnapping. He spent time in prison from 1999 to 2001 with the Colorado Department of Corrections. He was released into a work release program in Mesa County. For less than a year Jones was under intensive supervised parole and then went under regular parole in 2003. Jones completed his parole in 2005.


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  • by Lee Location: justin on Mar 19, 2012 at 05:42 PM
    Simply based on the circumstances presented on ID's presentation of the case it seems quite clear that Lester Ralph Jones did it. And it seems evident that the detective on the case believes it to be the case. It must be so maddening to know in your gut as a detective who did it and not have the physical evidence to make an arrest. I hope for the sake of the father ( and potential future victems ) that lester is arrested.
  • by Anonymous Location: G Jct on Feb 6, 2011 at 09:12 PM
    Wow!!! He did not serve any time at all, why should he be scared about committing any other crime. That is what happens with real criminals they always get off with a hug it seems. The law works kind of backwards do a misdemener & you are truly penalized a felony & you are rewarded, maybe when the same law applies people will be thinking before doing worse things.
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