Family Thinks Body Found is Missing Relative

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An arrest in the case of a woman found badly decomposed in a bathtub has given some solace to the family that believes their loved one is the victim, but the family is also critical of the Stockton Police Department.

Devon Epps, 26, was arrested Tuesday night and taken to jail on homicide charges. A day earlier, a corpse was discovered inside an apartment on Channel Street in Stockton.

The family of missing woman Veronica Jones is all but certain that it is their loved one who was found dead in the apartment.

Isaac Zuniga says he last saw his sister at a family function on May 28. He says his sister was at the function with Epps. After not hearing from Jones for a few weeks, Zuniga says the family reported Jones missing.

Zuniga feels that police could have done more to follow up on leads pertaining to Epps.

“We believe they could have done so much more in regards to finding my sister and hopefully keeping her alive,” said Zuniga.

The Stockton Police Department says it cannot comment on the Jones case because she is still a missing person as far as they are concerned. The body found in the apartment has not been officially identified by the coroner.

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