Maryland 1993 raping cold case finally reached a closure after fingerprint evidence leads to suspect.

7 month ago

A 51-year-old man was arrested for the rape of a woman at knifepoint inside of a home in Waldorf in 1993 rape cold case after fingerprint evidence led police to his house.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office said Vincent Jones was taken into custody in Tennessee and has been extradited to Maryland.

On August 20, 1993, during the overnight hours, Jones broke into a woman’s home in the 1100 block of Heritage Place in Waldorf, MD, where he sexually assaulted her at knifepoint for several hours. He did not know the victim, and the two had never met. He fled in the victim’s car, which was recovered in North Carolina a few days later.

Authorities said a DNA profile was developed from evidence recovered from the victim’s vehicle and home, but investigators weren't able to link it to Jones until 2016.

During the course of the investigation, authorities discovered that Jones was born and raised in Maryland but moved frequently. At one time he lived in Gittings Court in Waldorf and he attended Thomas Stone High School, but he didn't graduate from there.

Authorities say he was 25 years old when he raped the woman, Investigators are looking into the possibility Jones may have assaulted other people, but have not linked him to any cases in the region at this time.

Jones faces charges of rape, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and other related charges, according to Charles County Sheriff's Office.