Alleged witness in FBI probe of Metro Vice found dead

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Las Vegas model Josie Jones featured in Guess ad, courtesy Facebook
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Las Vegas model Josie Jones featured in Guess ad, courtesy Facebook

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.

Dana Gentry
Reporter | Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana is the mother of four adult children, three cats, three dogs and a cockatoo.

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