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Since the body of 13-year-old Genelle Alan was found at Alan Witt Park last month, the city has improved lighting and surveillance cameras in five parks city-wide.

Other parks are on the list for upgrades, all in the name of safety.

“The city of Fairfield has never really told people we use those devices,” said Councilwoman Catherine Moy.

Those devices? They’re known as Mosquito Sonic Teen Deterrents. They put out high frequency sound not to move mosquitos, however, but young people out of an area they’re not supposed to be.

It’s one security measure in place that some consider controversial.

“I’m the first one to step up for people’s civil rights and I don’t think a noise like that to disperse people when they’re doing something they’re not supposed to be doing, that’s not a violation of civil rights, that’s common sense,” Moy said.

Moy hopes the added security measures will prevent further tragedy.

“We should be representing those children that can’t represent themselves. Them and the elderly – those are the people I really look out for.”

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The Matt Garcia Youth Center is a safe haven for teens in Fairfield.
After 13-year-old Genelle Conway-Allen was found dead in a Fairfield park last month, the center is now offering self-defense for young girls.
 
“A lot of things have been going on with girls getting raped. This is a way for them to defend themselves,” said Malik Fowlkes, a member of the Fairfield’s Youth Commission.
 
The center is open five days a week, offering basketball, tutoring and mentoring for teens ages 13 to 18.
 
“My freshman year I was getting in a lot of trouble,” said Fowlkes, a senior in high school. “I had a 0.1 GPA and now I have a 4.0 and I am heading to college.”
 
The center is put on by the Fairfield community and there’s a partnership with the police department.
 
“This facility brings a lot of change to people’s mentality,” said 17-year-old Nawid Babrakzai. 
The Matt Garcia Youth Center is a place to come to avoid getting into trouble. Currently, 600 kids are members the center has been open since 2007.
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Anthony Jones appears in court.

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Anthony Lamar Jones, the man suspected in the killing of 13-year-old Genelle Conway-Allen, appeared in Solano County Superior Court Wednesday.

District Attorney Donald du Bain formally announced what Jones is being charged with.

Jones is charged with one count of murder, along with three other charges considered to be special circumstances in California: the murder was committed during a kidnapping, the murder was committed during a rape and the murder was committed during a lewd or lascivious act on a child under 14.

Conway-Allen was found in Fairfield’s Allen Witt Park on Feb. 1, one day after disappearing after school in Suisun City.

Jones was arrested one week after Conway-Allen’s body was found. Police say he had been under surveillance for several days.

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Police arrested 32-year-old Anthony Lamar Jones, a local barber, for the crime. FOX40 has learned from court documents that Jones has a history of violence.

“He has demons and deep issues,” that’s one mom’s reaction Saturday night, from those who paid their respect to 13-year-old Genelle Conway-Allen — who was kidnapped, raped and murdered. Her body was later dumped at Alan Witt Park.

“It’s an outrage. You have these grown men, that does these nasty, horrible, ugly things to these children. They don’t deserve that.”

The documents reveal Jones’ wife had filed for a restraining order after a couple of violent fights, in which Jones reportedly assaulted her and threatened to burn down the house.

The wife said during one fight that Jones armed himself with a knife and gun and told her he didn’t want to die alone.

“I visited the barber shop, and I saw this individual, and he was always … He would never look up and acknowledge … Very, very quiet and I would wonder about his spirit,” another mom at the park said.

Jones was served with the restraining order just hours after Genelle’s body was found.

Police arrested Jones exactly one week later.

“It makes me wanna make sure who’s around me? What’s around me?  Make sure I’m always with someone,” a classmate of Genelle’s said.

 

More details are coming to light about the man suspected of raping and murdering a teen. Rowena Shaddox reports.

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More than 500 people showed up at Friday nights vigil for Genelle Conway-Allen, among the crowd her family just trying to cope.

“I’m coping okay I guess,” said Josh Allen, Genelle’s father.

Candles were lit and prayers were recited in hopes of bring some peace to the young life lost.

Parents clung to their children glad that the man police believe is responsible, 32-year-old Anthony Lamar Jones, is behind bars, and worried that more like him could be lurking around every corner.

“I’m glad. I hope they got the right guy and there is justice,” said Allen.

Genelle, 13, was found dead one week earlier in Allen Witt park.

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The man arrested Friday in connection with the killing of a 13-year-old Suisun City girl will be charged with rape and murder, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

Anthony Lamar Jones, 32, will be arraigned Wednesday. He was booked into the Solano County Jail on charges of murder, rape, kidnapping to commit rape and lewd and lascivious acts on a child.

Genelle Conway-Allen was found dead in Fairfield’s Allen Witt Park Feb. 1.

Jones was identified as a suspect early on in the investigation and was kept under surveillance.

He is being held without bail.

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02/08/13

Suspect Identified in Death of Teen

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Anthony Lamar Jones is under arrest in connection with the death of a teen found in a Fairfield park.

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Fairfield Police confirmed Friday morning they have made an arrest in connection with a 13-year-old girl found dead last week.

The suspect is identified as Anthony Lamar Jones, a 32-year-old Fairfield man.

A week ago, on February 1, the body of Genelle Conway-Allen was found dead in Allan Witt Park.

Investigators say Jones was identified as a suspect early on and has been under surveillance; they say he was not a danger to the public. He was arrested Friday in Fairfield.

Police say they have evidence linking Jones to this incident. They believe he acted alone, and detectives are not looking for any other suspects at this time.

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02/08/13

Arrest Made in Death of Teen Found in Fairfield Park

Mourners Gather for Teen Found Dead in Fairfield

A friend holds a photo of Genelle Conway-Allen at a memorial for the killed teen.

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Sources have confirmed an arrest has been made in the death of a Fairfield teen found in a park.

Genelle Conway-Allen was found last week in Allan Witt Park.

Investigators have not released much information about leads, and earlier this week mentioned that the FBI and Department of Justice were assisting in their search for a suspect.

A press conference will be held later Friday morning with details of the arrest. Watch it live here.

Stay with FOX40 and FOX40.com for more updates on this story.

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