The Death of Jodi Jones: Is Luke Mitchell Innocent?

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In June 2003, school girl Jodi Jones was found deceased behind a wall in Dalkeith, Edinburgh. The body was approximately 13m from a V-break in the wall where the stones had deteriorated, which was detected by Mitchell’s dog at the time. This was agreed by everyone including the Jones family who were also searching for the body.

However, the only suspect who was ever investigated and charged with murder was her boyfriend Luke Mitchell, despite numerous contradictory witness statements and no forensic evidence of him on Jodi, or visa versa. Over 15 years later, Luke is still incarcerated. He is due to turn 31 this year and will have thus spent more time in prison than being free.

The police investigation from the outset was flawed; other people were witnessed at the murder scene, such as John Ferris (Jodis cousin), Gordon Dickie (Jodis second cousin), a local cyclist passing who heard strangling sounds from across the wall named Leonard Kelly, Steven Kelly (Jodis sisters fiancé), and a mystery man following Jodi onto the path.

Additionally, numerous items of DNA were recovered from the body, none of which were from Luke. A moped used by Ferris and Dickie was also discovered to have been seen parked at the V-break in the wall at the estimated time of the murder, and they were unable to explain why they were there or even where they were. Only the bike was there.

The case, in my opinion, was ‘trial-by-media’. Luke wasn’t there. The witness statements could not accurately account for him being there, whilst also accounting for him having time to come home, dispose of incriminating evidence, and go back out again. On the other hand, a mystery man (as mentioned above) was seen following closely behind Jodi as she entered one end of the path closest to her house.

A shocking revelation has since emerged about the mystery man - he has confessed to the crime. A senior Police official took the confession from this person and has since informed both Luke Mitchell’s mother, Corrine, and Luke’s Power of Attorney, Dr Sandra Lean. This person was witnessed st the time but has only in the past few years admitted to the murder.

From this, Luke is innocent. The theory I have is this mystery man followed Jodi down the path, met with Ferris and Dickie along the path who intercepted the two, and Jodi was either manipulated to climb through the V-break, or she was forced through. She was then murdered by mystery man, which now means Ferris and Dickie were accomplices. Corrine and Sandra also hold the theory that the moped and other incriminating evidence was disposed of in a scrapyard following this.

Overall, Luke was nowhere near the scene at the time of the murder. We now have a confession. We have witness statements who heard strangling sounds from behind the wall. We have witness statements who seen the moped owned by either Ferris or Dickie learning against the wall. We also, in addition to this, have DNA from multiple other males on the body. None of this was Luke.

Does anyone have any other theories? Names, revelations and details of this post can be found in Corrine Mitchell’s interview with James English on YouTube, and also in Sandra’s new book Innocents Betrayed.

Until mystery man confessed, I had my theory that it could have been Jodis sisters fiancé, Steven Kelly. His DNA was positively identified on the body too which is absolutely bizarre to say the least. I’ve replaced Kelly with mystery man now though since the confession came out.

Mystery man follows Jodi, who are then intercepted by the two on the moped. Jodi is murdered.

What do you think?
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I don’t think for one second luke had anything to do with the murder of Jodi jones,
i also don’t believe that the search party left from the grand house either, it’s not enough time to have gotten from mayfield to where Luke was in the time given.
There was no follow up on 4 reports of Marc Kane having scratches on his face and arms the day after the murder even tho he lived over the road from Luke and had a very similar appearance, was also into drugs and had no recollection of what he done on the night of the murder.
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Short summary

In June 2003, school girl Jodi Jones was found deceased behind a wall in Dalkeith, Edinburgh. The body was approximately 13m from a V-break in the wall where the stones had deteriorated, which was detected by Mitchell’s dog at the time. This was agreed by everyone including the Jones family who were also searching for the body.

However, the only suspect who was ever investigated and charged with murder was her boyfriend Luke Mitchell, despite numerous contradictory witness statements and no forensic evidence of him on Jodi, or visa versa. Over 15 years later, Luke is still incarcerated. He is due to turn 31 this year and will have thus spent more time in prison than being free.

The police investigation from the outset was flawed; other people were witnessed at the murder scene, such as John Ferris (Jodis cousin), Gordon Dickie (Jodis second cousin), a local cyclist passing who heard strangling sounds from across the wall named Leonard Kelly, Steven Kelly (Jodis sisters fiancé), and a mystery man following Jodi onto the path.

Additionally, numerous items of DNA were recovered from the body, none of which were from Luke. A moped used by Ferris and Dickie was also discovered to have been seen parked at the V-break in the wall at the estimated time of the murder, and they were unable to explain why they were there or even where they were. Only the bike was there.

The case, in my opinion, was ‘trial-by-media’. Luke wasn’t there. The witness statements could not accurately account for him being there, whilst also accounting for him having time to come home, dispose of incriminating evidence, and go back out again. On the other hand, a mystery man (as mentioned above) was seen following closely behind Jodi as she entered one end of the path closest to her house.

A shocking revelation has since emerged about the mystery man - he has confessed to the crime. A senior Police official took the confession from this person and has since informed both Luke Mitchell’s mother, Corrine, and Luke’s Power of Attorney, Dr Sandra Lean. This person was witnessed st the time but has only in the past few years admitted to the murder.

From this, Luke is innocent. The theory I have is this mystery man followed Jodi down the path, met with Ferris and Dickie along the path who intercepted the two, and Jodi was either manipulated to climb through the V-break, or she was forced through. She was then murdered by mystery man, which now means Ferris and Dickie were accomplices. Corrine and Sandra also hold the theory that the moped and other incriminating evidence was disposed of in a scrapyard following this.

Overall, Luke was nowhere near the scene at the time of the murder. We now have a confession. We have witness statements who heard strangling sounds from behind the wall. We have witness statements who seen the moped owned by either Ferris or Dickie learning against the wall. We also, in addition to this, have DNA from multiple other males on the body. None of this was Luke.

Does anyone have any other theories? Names, revelations and details of this post can be found in Corrine Mitchell’s interview with James English on YouTube, and also in Sandra’s new book Innocents Betrayed.

Until mystery man confessed, I had my theory that it could have been Jodis sisters fiancé, Steven Kelly. His DNA was positively identified on the body too which is absolutely bizarre to say the least. I’ve replaced Kelly with mystery man now though since the confession came out.

Mystery man follows Jodi, who are then intercepted by the two on the moped. Jodi is murdered.

What do you think?
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