NORWALK, Conn. -- When Christopher "Prince" Jones of Bridgeport was found lying dead in the backyard of 179 South Main St., on Dec. 12, 1993, by a resident, all Norwalk Police had to go on was the gun found in his pocket along with a bag of marijuana.
Jones, 27, was found by a resident who had forgotten her keys and walked to the back of the residence to see if a side window was open. That's where she found Jones, lying on the ground, said Norwalk Police Detective Lt. Art Weisgerber.
The victim was found with blood near his head and his right hand in his pants pocket. Norwalk paramedics pronounced Jones dead at the scene and most likely dead for some time.
A search of Jones for identification revealed a 9mm handgun in the front right pants pocket and a small bag of marijuana in his jacket pocket.
The investigation determined that Jones was known to hang out in the area of 179 South Main St., and sell marijuana.
Jones had told a resident that he was Cleveland “Charlie” Thompson’s cousin. Residents also told investigators they heard a gunshot between 9 and 10 p.m. on the night of Saturday, Dec. 11, but did not report it because the sound of gunfire was common in the area.
Information received during the investigation was “Little Charlie” had gone to a Jamaican party in Stamford on Saturday, Dec. 11, the 11th, and when he heard people ask where “Prince” was “Little Charlie” would tell people, “Prince isn’t coming to the party, read about it in the paper tomorrow”.
“Little Charlie” is believed to be Everett Charles Brown of Cliff Street. The street name of “Tall Charlie” was also mentioned as a possible suspect.
Brown was interviewed several times but denied any involvement in the murder. In December 2003, after serving a sentence for narcotics charges, Brown was deported to Jamaica. Probable cause to arrest Brown was insufficient and the case remains unsolved, Weisgerber said.
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