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Family mourns loss of student found dead in Lake Pontchartrain


As the family of a student found dead in Lake Pontchartrain mourn their loss, they are pleading with the public to come forward with any information surrounding his death. It has been exactly two weeks since the family of Marquise Jones last saw him alive. His body was recovered Thursday from the lake and said his driver’s license was still in his possession, which is how police were able to identify him. Jones was an honor student at Southern University studying to be a nurse. His family described what the last two weeks have been like not knowing what happened to him. “It was extremely hard,” said Monica Populist, his aunt. “It was torture not knowing and wondering. It was a horrible feeling and you don’t wish it on your worst enemy. It has been the longest two weeks of our lives.”Erica Jones, Marquise’s mother, says someone knows something about what happened to him. “Someone knows something and we need help. We need help,” said Erica. “Marquise did not deserve what happened to him. He wasn’t the person to just go and take off and not contact someone in the family.”

As the family of a student found dead in Lake Pontchartrain mourn their loss, they are pleading with the public to come forward with any information surrounding his death.

It has been exactly two weeks since the family of Marquise Jones last saw him alive.

His body was recovered Thursday from the lake and said his driver’s license was still in his possession, which is how police were able to identify him.

Jones was an honor student at Southern University studying to be a nurse.

His family described what the last two weeks have been like not knowing what happened to him.

“It was extremely hard,” said Monica Populist, his aunt. “It was torture not knowing and wondering. It was a horrible feeling and you don’t wish it on your worst enemy. It has been the longest two weeks of our lives.”

Erica Jones, Marquise’s mother, says someone knows something about what happened to him.

“Someone knows something and we need help. We need help,” said Erica. “Marquise did not deserve what happened to him. He wasn’t the person to just go and take off and not contact someone in the family.”

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