Body Of Mom Found In Trunk Of Her Car: Who Is Ebony Jackson? [VIDEO]

By Staff Reporter on January 9, 2013 5:31 PM EST

Mitsubishi Galant
Ebony Jackson's body was found in the trunk of her white Mitsubishi Galant, similar to the vehicle in the picture above (Photo: Wikimedia commons)

Ebony Jackson of Oklahoma City was discovered dead in the trunk of her own Mitsubishi Galant sedan today, ending the search of the 30-year-old mom who was reported missing last Thursday.

Police recover the car on the 4400 block of Elmbank Ave of North St. Louis, a rather desolate street with vacant lots and crumbling houses. Thanks to a GPS tracker equipped in Jackson's vehicle, the police were able to activate a signal to triangulate its location.

Obtaining a search warrant, the police towed the vehicle back to the St. Louis county police crime lab and opened the trunk.  Investigators described that Jackson's decomposing body was found with a puncture to the head that appears to be caused by a gunshot wound. A full autopsy will be conducted before authorities will determine exactly what killed the victim. During a press conference held this afternoon, St. Louis Police Captain Michael Sack also noted that Jackson's body showed signs of trauma but did not go into further detail.

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Moving forward, the dead missing person case will be led by city police as a homicide investigation. The St. Louis County medical examiner will perform an autopsy while forensics will investigate the vehicle for evidence.

Just earlier this weekend, Ebony Jackson's 3-month-old baby boy Donavon Prom was discovered in the hallway in a Breckenridge Hills apartment complex without a known connection to Jackson's disappearance.

In a phone interview moments after learning the death of Jackson, cousin Tondra Mosley spoke in an interview: "I’m numb. This was an only child to her mother, and now there is a baby with no mother after only three months of giving birth. For her life to be taken like this; what makes a person want to take the life of another person? What makes you go that far? What was the gain? What was the purpose?"

Stella Jackson, Ebony's mother, was told of her daughter's death two ours after authorities discovered her body.

According to family members, Ebony Jackson suffered major headaches caused by a brain tumor as a teenager. While the surgery failed to remove the tumor completely, doctors did manage to drain fluid from the brain to release some pressures. That said, family claimed that Ebony Jackson's cognitive function was greatly impaired after the tumor and is under close care of her mother.

Through the years, Ebony Jackson's ability to retain memory improved and she grew to become self functioning. Ebony later moved in with her partner of two and a half years Craig Prom, who is also the father of her child Donavon. She worked at Macy's as a sales representative in Oklahoma City.

Upon learning her pregnancy, Tondra Mosley recalled Ebony was overjoyed when she previously believed she could no longer have a child due to her past medical treatments.

On Ebony Jackson's disappearance, the family emphathized, "What’s normal for us, like misplacing keys, would make her lose awareness of all that was going on. She would always call her mother, that was her nucleus, that’s what keeps her centered.”

The family feared something was wrong when they failed to reach Ebony's cell phone on Friday after Donavon Prom was found in the apartment hallway.

On Thursday, Ebony Jackson was supposed to visit her aunt's East St. Louis home to show off baby Donavon. Unfortunately, no one was home so she visited a neighbor's house at 8:15 pm. She left the neighbor's home at 10 p.m., saying she needed a place to stay for the night. Ebony Jackson called her mother to let her know that she would not be at her house until friday.

Ultimately, there would be no visit and Ebony Jackson was not found until the police finally discovered her body in the trunk of her own car today.

Be sure to watch the press conference on Ebony Jackson's homicide below:

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