BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOX) – At a press conference today, Breckenridge Police Chief Perry Hopkins apologized to the family of Ebony Jackson for not keeping them informed on where they were with the case.
The mother from Oklahoma City was visiting family in the St. Louis area when she went missing last week. Investigators revealed Tuesday night that the 30-year-old’s body was discovered in the trunk of her car, which they found earlier that day in front of a condemned house in north St. Louis.
An autopsy began Wednesday morning, but officials say its still unclear what happened to Jackson. Police are currently subpoenaing Jackson’s cell phone records and Chief Hopkins said GPS data had been collected from the her, but he refused to share anymore information to the public.
Jackson’s infant son, Craig Prom, was found Friday abandoned in an apartment complex hallway in Breckenridge Hills. Paternity tests are pending on the man claiming to be the boy’s father.
Relatives say Jackson’s boyfriend Craig Prom drove to St. Louis from Oklahoma to take a DNA test. Breckenridge Hills detective Jeff Heisse said the child won’t be turned over to Prom until he is confirmed as the father. For now, the boy remains in state custody.
Meanwhile in Pine Lawn, officers collected donations in memory of Jackson at Natural Bridge and Jennings Station Road this morning.
Though Jackson had no connection to Pine Lawn and the crime didn’t happen there Police Chief Rickey Collins said the community felt like they need to do something.
Officers hope to raise $5,000 for a reward fund or set up an education fund for Jackson’s infant son.