CLEARWATER – Clearwater police arrested an 18-year-old Aug. 12 in connection with the death of a missing Clearwater woman.
Dewayne Xavier Jones of Clearwater was charged with first-degree murder. He is being held without bond in the Pinellas County Jail. Police said robbery appears to be the motive. The victim’s wallet was found in Jones’ possession.
The body of Lydia Ann Tross, 41, was found Aug. 9 by a passerby near the Pinellas Trail north of Fairmont Street, according to a Clearwater Police report. Tross was reported missing Aug. 5 from her residence on Highland Avenue.
Jones has one prior booking report at the Pinellas jail. He was arrested July 19 on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and obstructing or resisting an officer without violence. He was released on $2,300 surety bond July 21.