A Las Vegas high fashion model, said by sources to be one of the first witnesses in the FBI’s probe of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s vice squad, was found dead in her home Sunday afternoon.
The Clark County Coroner reports Josie Jones, 29, also known as Joset Jones, died of asphyxiation by suicide. Metro Police say the investigation into Jones’ death remains open.
Jones, a Moapa Valley High student from the class of 2007 according to her Facebook page, was an accomplished model for such brands as Guess and Marciano.
For four years, the FBI has been investigating allegations that Metro officers have protected certain pimps and prostitutes. A source with ties to the FBI investigation says Jones was involved in the investigation from early on.
Police say Jones’ body was discovered by her mother, who was checking on her daughter’s well-being.