Cynthia Marie Jones 1976-1991

by Thomas Hanusik
(sturgis michigan usa)

Cynthia Marie Jones

Cynthia Marie Jones

Cyndi was full of life ! She was a cheerleader,flute player,charity goer, tutor and was a member of over three churches. She loved milk chocolate and created an awful tasting beverage which consisted of hersheys chocolate syrup milk and coca cola. I remember buggin her in the bathroom as shed try to make her hair perfect! She was loved by so many people because she was so caring and happy. She was also the fourth murder victim of Leslie Allen Williams a serial killer from michigan. Cyndi died at 15 years old. On a night in january her and her boyfriend Luke were confronted inside lukes parked car inside of Milford michigans central park. They were told he needed their car because he had just robbed a store. He escorted both of them at knife point into the woods tyed luke to a tree and took off with Cyndi. Leslie drove her to his apartment where he raped and tortured her for a few hours then took her to buno road in milford where he had a pre dug 4 foot grave. He then stabbed and raped her befor placing her unclothed body inside the grave. For months Cyndi was missing. Leslie allen now resides in the upper peninsula at a maximum security prison. Where he belongs! Befor I wrote this for my sister to honor her I wanted to leave her killers name out of it however thats when it hit me. Although hes a grim creature my sister is not! I'd also like to include that Cyndi is very missed by all who knew her even to this day there isn't a day that goes by that her name doesn't pop up! She was the coolest sister ever! I want her name and face out there she should be remembered and seen! R.I.P. big sis I love you..........

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Jun 05, 2017
Thoughts& Prayers Are Always With You
by: Anonymous

Though I never knew Cyndi,I definitely recall reading of the horrible events of 1991.

I mourned then and now at her senseless passing.

The comments on this page brought tears to my eyes and hopefully the love contained within them can bring some sort of solace to her family and those that loved her.

Feb 24, 2017
Thoughts and Prayers
by: Anonymous

I was reading the news tonight about the two girls who were recently murdered in Indiana, and it made me sad. It made me think of the Urbin girls (Fenton) who were murdered by Leslie Williams (makes me sick to even think of the name), and I remembered there were two other girls, one from South Lyon, and your sister, Cynthia, from Milford. I did not know the details about your sister, and read them here. Your sister sounded like a lovely person. My thoughts, prayers, and sympathies go out to you and your family, almost 26 years later.

Feb 17, 2017
Never Forgotten
by: Anonymous

I think about Cyndi often and about the monster that did this to her. I was 20 at the time of this tragedy and remember it well. I was at Central Park in Milford around the time that she went missing. A strange man with Lesley A. Williams' description was watching my boyfriend and I while we sat on a picnic table. It made us feel very uneasy and vulnerable and when he started to approach us from about 100 yards, we left as fast as we could. In hindsight, I feel in my heart that it was him and that we were so close to being victims as well. I cry as I type this, imagining the horror that Cyndi went through and wanted to let you know that she will never be forgotten.

Feb 16, 2017
by: Elaine

My heart goes out to Cindy, her family and friends. I did not know about your story until now, but you all will be in my prayers always. Much love!!! This man is a sicko!!!!

Jan 05, 2017
by: Anonymous

I'm so sorry for all involved.. I was approached by this awful man and he chased after me, but I got away.He ended up killing my friend and her sister.. I will never forget the feeling I had from this guy...I'm sorry there are people out there who just don't care.. My prayers are out to everyone.... I'm sorry....-(

Nov 12, 2016
So sorry
by: Anonymous

I was in Milford that night with friends on a property that backed up to the woods. Was so close to where she was that night and have never forgotten your loved one. Am so sorry for your loss! Just wanted to say, I have been there with you all of these years.

Oct 20, 2016
God bless
by: Anonymous

My friend was killed a year before at 15 right by central park. I think of him often. I had many memories of that place.
I often think of her terrible. That loss is deep and its taken years to really process that. I just wanted the family to know i still pray for your comfort.
Hearts and thoughts....

Sep 30, 2016
To your precious family
by: Anonymous

May the Lord keep His loving arms wrapped around your family.

Sep 17, 2016
Never had the pleasure
by: Anonymous

I lived across from the family after their tragedy. I never had the pleasure to meet Cyndi.I did meet her Mother and younger sisters and they were always nice people, Mary always made me laugh. When my kids were in grade school a sheet came home wanting the child to interview an adult, one of the questions was what is the best thing about Milford,my reply was the fact it was in Michigan because I instantly thought of Cyndi. Her beautiful mother said to me she passed him on the hill at Commerce and Milford rd and never knew her daughter was in that car. GOD BLESS YOU ALL! No one should loose their loved one that way. You are all loved.

Jun 28, 2016
A sweet person.
by: Mike Jones

I sat behind Cyndi in Earth Science the year I atended Milford High School. She was such a sweet person. Totally down to Earth, never stuck-up. I will never forget the news story on TV and the song playing in the background. Jon Secada "Just Another Day Without You". I have never forgotten her. Over 20 years in public safety and law enforcement and you never forget, especially someone you used to see so often and who was such an awesome person.

Nov 25, 2015
thank you
by: Emily (Hoeft) Hollister

I'm the baby sister of Cynthia. Thank you all for your memories, prayers, love and compassion.
She will always live on.
Thank you all again.
Reading your comments have truly helped. Yes it's been many years and counting that she's been gone physically. She will always be here mentally and Spiritually.

Love Emily xo

Nov 03, 2015
That night
by: Anonymous

Drove by Central Park that very night, grew up in Milford but didn't live there, wished ever since I'd seen something that night that could have changed things, so sorry..

Oct 31, 2015
missing Cyndi
by: Jennifer Kerr

Tom, my mom was one of the ministers in milford when your sister was murdered. I knew Cyndi and your sister Mary. I am the same age as Mary. Please know your sister and your whole family remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Oct 17, 2015
He scared the crap out of me
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry he did this to your sister and others. If I could have saved them from this monster I would have. In February 1992 I was 27 years old and commuting 45 minutes to work in Clarkston when my car broke down on the exit ramp. He pulled up behind me and came to my window, which I cracked just enough to hear him. He was extremely persistent about getting me out of the car, telling me he was a mechanic and he could fix it, telling me he would give me a ride to get help. I resisted his assistance and told him I would be alright, and I would walk for help and I rolled up my window and ignored him. He just stood there staring at me. He was wearing his gas station uniform with his name Les on it. I would never forget that as it is my spouse's name also. He finally went back to his car but just sat there longer yet. I remember telling my husband about the incident that night , he said it was probably nothing to worry about. When we seen the news after they caught...I can't even explain how I felt. May God's Love Comfort You All.

Nov 24, 2014
So sad
by: Nikki

I am in the middle of reading a book called Born Bent, inside the mind of a serial killer. I am a mental health counselor and the mind, crime, and criminals have always been an area that I try to find out as much as I can. I have read countless true crime as well as psychology books, few had me in tears as this one did. Sitting in a waiting room crying for your sister as well as the other three girls and countless victims, I had to look it up and find out if the horror was true. Hoping against hope that I mistakenly chose a fictitious story. Unfortunately, it is true and I stumbled upon your page honoring your beautiful sister. I am so sorry for your loss. It's one thing to lose a loved one to an illness or an accident, but to a senseless, tragic, and violent end is just so wrong.

Aug 14, 2014
So sad:(
by: Anonymous

My little girls and I went to Milford Memories and sat down by a rock with Cynthia's name on it....I came home and googled her story....which led me to this...I can not believe this tragedy...I have a hard time wrapping my head around it...I live in Commerce right outside if Milford and we frequent Central Park often.....we were just there tonight for movie in the park....I couldn't help but think about your sister while we were watching the movie....we stopped by her memorial stone again on the way girls are 16 and 12 and they too can't get Cyndi out of their head....who she would be today .would she still live around here...I am so so sorry for the loss of your dear sister....I couldn't even imagine:(:(

Jul 18, 2014
Thank you
by: Anonymous

I attended a TLC training this week and watched video of you and your sister as you recalled that night. I just hve to say thank you! Thank you for being stong enough to share your story. Your storey is so powerful and is teaching so many people how to better help victims families.
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for you and your family. I will forever be indebted to you for your courage and strength. Thank you!!!!

Jul 10, 2014
I remember Cydni!
by: Laurie King (Buchta)

I always considered a friend of Cyndi. She was a very sweet person that always had a smile on her face. I worked with her at McDonald's along with Luke. I am friends with Luke on Facebook now. I still remember the last time, I saw Cyndi at work. It was the same day that she was abducted. She was getting her check with Luke. I was so shocked when I found out about the abduction. When she was found, I was in tears and helping other friends of her. I attended her visitation. The monster that took this truly beautiful person plus three other innocent girls is still in prison. This made me want the death penalty more than ever. I know personally that one of my dear friends that was best friends with Cyndi still thought about her until she passed away herself. I hope that Cyndi and her are together in heaven. You had a very awesome sister. She is still in the hearts of everyone that knew and loved her. I do miss her too. I still think about her after all of these years. Your sister was a great person. She loved everyone. She was never mean to anyone at all. That was the greatest thing about her. All of our lives changed when she was abducted in 1991. We never forgot at all. I hope that the man that took her from us rots in prison. He will meet his maker and it won't be pretty. Just know you had a great big sister. I wish I could give you a hug. Take care of yourself and find the love that she gave to everyone!

May 03, 2014
I remember well
by: Anonymous

Living in the tri-cities having a young daughter we sat on pins and needles everyday from the first disappearances. All these years later you should know we still feel the pain surely not to the same level you do but we cared and prayed for you and yours before during and since and will continue to do so.

I know this is sad to say but only the Lord knows how many young children have been saved because of your loss. How much more we as a society became aware of our surroundings and the changes that needed to be made to the prison parole system.

Today I am a Grandparent with my first granddaughter and do what I can not to live in fear for those I love that are close to me. So keep posting keep reminding people of your loss and how the state let you down.

Dec 24, 2013
love u cindy
by: little baby sis Emily

I was a little squirt when it all happened. I remember news reporters showing up at the house and everyone crying. I remember asking for Cindy all the time. Even though I'm the baby in the family I will say this he will never be free he made have taken her from many loved ones however she's free-er then she could ever be. Cindy your my big sister everyday you have been there I sense your presence I know your my guardian angel I've seen you most nights I love that your there to keep me aware. You are very missed I share your story with everyone literally. Stay around never leave. Love always and forever your baby sister Emily xoxoxo

Oct 01, 2013
On my mind
by: Debbie Senia

This story has been on my mind for years. I am so sorry for the loss of your sister and all the other victims affected by this monster.. I went to school with Cami and she was such a wonderful and kind girl.. I used to go into the gas station where the monster worked, I remember the first time I saw him, I had a bad feeling about him. Another time I went in the store late in the evening while my friend waited in the car, the guy was staring me down, watching my every move, when I went to the counter he asked me out, I ignored him as he then started making comments about my chest. I couldn't get out of the store fast enough.. As I'm in the parking lot I see him staring at me thru the window. I got in the car scared and told my friend to hurry up and leave.. What an evil man

Sep 10, 2013
my sister
by: Elizabeth

I love you sis. . . . I never got to cruelly know you I was too young to know anyone. But the memories I do have will stay with me forever and beyond. You'll always be missed by family and friends. I love you forever and always. . . . Ditto xoxoxo

Sep 02, 2013
I lived next door.
by: Anonymous

I actually lived right next door to him. My sister and I. We were very young, I was 2 and my sister was 4. My dad tells me this story all the time. Even though I was young its strange to think about. My dad remembers seeing him all the time, coming and going. My dad was on the radio news the night he got arrested. Very sorry for your loss.

Aug 15, 2013
by: Donna Wettig-Hitz

Hi Tommy, I hope your life is good. I knew you and your family back then. Cindy babysat for me. She was a good wholesome girl who was a joy to know. I think about you from time to time and I hope that you have found your way. Remember, none of us goes it alone.

Cindy's death had a profound effect on my life. I use my energy now to help the families of the missing. There is a Missing in Michigan rally on Sunday June 8th, 2013 in Lansing. You can find it on Facebook. If you are in Michigan at the time it would be wonderful to see you there.

I am glad you posted this page and are open to talk about your beautiful sister. You are
an inspiration to others.

Jun 11, 2013
Old friend
by: Melissa

Cindy was my childhood friend when you all lived in Auburn Hills. I remember her as a sweet shy girl who made a lasting impression on me at a young age and taught me about friendship. I remember crying my eyes out when she moved away. I also remember you "Tommy" as a baby and your sister Mary. I was devastated to hear what happened to her but relieved that monster is caught.

May 15, 2013
thank you
by: Cyndis brother

Thank you all for such loving and genuine comments about Cyndi and i wanted to ask if youd please like on facebook the missing persons page ! We still have people missing in our country that need to be found do it for kami M. Villaneuva,Melissa & Michelle Urbin,Cynthia M. Jones love

Thomas xo

May 15, 2013
Evil Man
by: Anonymous

He walked up to me at a gas station and was asking me about my jeep and that it was strange to see a girl drive one. He was so weird...and I kept thinking if it was night time how it would creep me out even more.
I remember when this all went down I was riding a horse on trails off Buno road. The FBI stopped me and made me leave. I asked them what was wrong and they said to watch the news. Stay strong family....

Feb 08, 2013
She was in my Gymnastics class
by: Anonymous

Being a teen back then when she went missing really was a big shock in our small town. Our gymnastic class kept thinking she would be walking thru the gym doors any day. When realty hit that she was truely missing I remember thinking what if we found her? Back then we used to go "expo" drive the dirt roads or hit up field parties, it was scary! Then the news that her killer was caught and that she had been murdered was so very very sad. I just hope that her family is doing ok? I could never imagine losing a child. God bless

Feb 04, 2013
by: Becca D

I never got to know you but i wish i could of, the year after this all happened i was born my mom tells me that im alot like you i wish that i would of gotten a chance to know you, my mom misses you alot you were and still are her best friend.

Feb 03, 2013
I had a near encounter with him, too
by: Anonymous

I was working in Brighton, MI when he came in. I found out after his arrest that he had been detained for shoplifting there. I was 18 at the time of this encounter.

I was working the liquor department, and he came up to me and was asking really weird questions and acting nervous. After a while, I excused myself to look for something in the backroom for him....and immediately told a couple of co-workers how this guy was acting strange and I would be in the backroom for a while.

I also asked someone to walk me to my car after my shift.

Jan 10, 2013
I feel a connection
by: Debra Kraft

Every now and then I do a search on that monster's name because I had a brief encounter with him, myself. Thank heavens he posed no threat to me at the time. He worked at a gas station. I paid him for gas. End of story. But I sensed evil in him, and wanted nothing more than to run away. I am so very sorry for your sister and the other girls who had no such chance to run away. I have always wondered just what those girls went through. Thank you for sharing more of your sister's story. I feel a connection with those girls for no reason other than the fact that I touched the hand that took their lives. My heart is with you.

Jul 15, 2012
Missing everyone -
by: Louie

I was a close friend to the family when this happened, I know she is loved by all of her family and missed. Thanking of you all and hope all is going well. Grandma knows how to get ahold of me. Love ya all and take care. Louie

Mar 09, 2012
Your sister, my daughter
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry to hear about your sister. My precious daughter was brutally murdered also. Unfortunately we have no justice for her. The jerk who did this is hiding behind a lawyer and I know the detectives did not love her like I do, but I am so angry that our justice system let's a murderer hide behind a lawyer.

The beautiful years you had with your sister are what will sustain you. I have wonderful memories of Heather and I laughing, hugging, shopping, and hanging out with her friends and our family. What a blessing God gave me for a short period of time.

May God bless you and give you peace. I don't believe the hole in your heart will ever close, but you will be able to have your own life back.


Mar 09, 2012
What a sad story!
by: Anonymous

I am sorry for what you are going through but good for you for wanting to put her story out there at putting her killer's name out there. He may be in jail and THANK GOD that he is. Please be strong and continue to tell her story. There are other monsters like him out there. Continue to see, if he will ever get out. Be at ever and any possible parole hearing. Remember to keep your sister alive in your memories, and share her with your children if you choose to marry and have child. You are a brave heart. Keep her flame alive.

Mar 09, 2012
by: momma anne

How awful that your sister had to go through that and your family has to live with that awful memory of her last hours on earth. I hope that man who did this rot's in hell, although for this crime I think hell is too good for him.
I can feel the love you had for your sister in your post and I will keep you in my thought's and prayers and I hope you know you have a beautiful angel named cynthia watching over you. Hugs and much love, Ann

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