May 19, 2022

New developments in cold case of missing Jackson woman whose body was found burned

Therese Apel

Juanita Diane Roxy Coleman Photo credit: MissingSippi

Authorities have new information in the case of a woman who went missing in 2016 only to have her partially burned remains turn up in 2018.

Juanita Diane Roxy Coleman’s partially burned remains were found March 13, 2018 in a wooded area on Champion Hill road in Bolton. The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department said in a release Thursday that a forensic anthropological analysis has ruled that the cause of death is still undetermined, but the death is suspicious.

Coleman’s mother last saw her in March 2016 at her home. She filed a missing persons report with the Jackson Police Department on March 11, 2020, however she was not entered on the National Crime Information Center. The mother provided a DNA sample in April of this year, and the victim was identified in May.

Coleman was 19 years old at the time she was last seen.

If anyone has any information on this death investigation, contact the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office at 601-974-2900 or 601-351-1521.

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