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Man who stabbed woman to death in portable toilet at park claimed she tried to rob him

By Mason White 4:02 PM October 30, 2017
Timothy D. Jones
Timothy D. Jones
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A dog walker was shocked to find the dead body of a woman inside a portable toilet at a park, according to police in Delaware.

Wilmington police said that they have arrested 39-year-old Timothy D. Jones after being accused of killing 31-year-old Rashawna Weathers.

Jones has been charged with one count each of first-degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.

He was booked into jail and was denied bail.

According to the criminal complaint, on Sunday, at around 9:30 a.m., a man was walking his dog when he noticed feet sticking out from a portable toilet in the Kirkwood Park.

The man opened the door to the toilet and found the stabbed woman inside.

The man rushed home to call the police.

Police followed a trail of blood from the portable toilet to Jones’ home.

Police questioned Jones and arrested him.

When police searched Jones’ apartment, they found more blood on the floor of his bathroom.

Police then saw surveillance video, showing Jones in the area of the Kirkwood Park the night before the woman’s body was discovered.

During questioning, Jones said that he was walking at the park when someone tried to rob him.

He pulled out a knife and stabbed the would-be robber.

Jones then fled the scene.

Jones pleaded guilty to stabbing another woman 13 years ago.

In that case, Jones was sentenced to serve 11 years in prison.

Jones was just recently released from prison.