Romell JonesALTON - The Major Case Squad is confirming the suspected red car that was used in the murder of 11-year-old Romell Jones, has been located.

The vehicle was located Wednesday afternoon and was towed to the Alton Police Department for processing.

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“We have had significant developments in the case and have scheduled a press conference for 4 p.m. today at the Alton Police Department,” said Major Jeff Connor, chief deputy sheriff for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Connor is also a spokesperson for the Major Case Squad.

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In memory of Romell Jones, Gilson Brown Elementary students and staff will hold a balloon release at 1 p.m. today at the school, Kristie Baumgartner, assistant superintendent of Alton School District, said. Gilson Brown is located at 1613 W. Delmar in Godfrey.

Jones was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on Monday night in front of a community recreation center in Alton Acres, waiting on a ride. will be broadcasting the 4 p.m. press conference live.

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