A private investigator succeeded in locating a Colorado man named Oliver Pareece Jones who had gone missing in Southern California two months ago while traveling there with his cousin.
PI Paul Huebl told KTLA on June 7, 2015 that he found Jones safe in Mazatlan and that the father of five had flown back from Mexico to Denver to be reunited with his family. While many pieces of the puzzle related to his disappearance have yet to be unraveled, current speculation is that the Jones was suffering memory loss from a concussion that he suffered during a mugging outside of an LA nightclub.
He had been assaulted during a robbery in which his cell phone was stolen. Although hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his concussion, he checked himself out on April 4 before treatment had been completed.
While traveling from LA to Las Vegas with his cousin, they decided to stop in Rancho Cucamonga for dinner. After an argument, Jones went his separate way and rented a hotel room only to check out early on April 5 and take a taxi to a local Wal-Mart.
The last sighting of Jones was from surveillance footage taken that day at a Wal-Mart in Rancho Cucamonga. The man was seen buying clothing, camping equipment, and water gear.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office took the disappearance seriously and deployed ten detectives and several search teams to try and locate Jones. As of the morning of June 8, the Sheriff’s Office is waiting for formal confirmation from law enforcement authorities that Jones has been found before they close the case.
Authorities did not find any evidence of foul play, but it is still unknown how Jones ended up in Mexico.