Renton Police charge suspect in 1994 double murder

Victims were Stacy Ann Falcon-Dewey, 23, and her 3-year-old son, Jacob.


Renton Police have charged a man for the 1994 murders of a mother and her son.

Based on DNA evidence, police believe they have solved the 28-year-old case of the shooting deaths of Stacy Ann Falcon-Dewey, 23, and her 3-year-old son, Jacob.

Renton Police started the investigation into the murders on the morning of Oct. 28, 1994, after finding Falcon-Dewey and Jacob shot and deceased outside of Falcon-Dewey’s vehicle on a dead-end street in South Renton, according to the Renton Police Department.

Advancements in technology in the early 2000s led to a resulting match in DNA at the scene with 53-year-old Jerome Frank Jones, previously convicted for murder and incarcerated in California since 1995, according to the department.

According to court documents, the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab matched unknown male DNA collected at the scene with Jones in 2002, resulting in detectives flying to California and interviewing Jones at the Salinas Valley State Prison.

Jones admitted he lived in the Kent-Auburn area from 1994 to 1995, though he said he never met or knew Falcon-Dewey when questioned and shown a picture of her, according to documents.

Detectives confirmed with an apartment manager that a person named Jerome Jones lived in an apartment complex where Falcon-Dewey dropped her son off with a friend the evening prior to the discovery of Falcon-Dewey and Jacob’s bodies.

Based on circumstantial and DNA evidence, police developed probable cause and booked Jones April 28 into the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle, according to jail records. Jones remains in custody. King County prosecutors filed felony charges of two counts of first-degree aggravated murder against Jones in February 2022.

According to court documents, prosecutors report that Jones bound Falcon-Dewey, beat her, raped her and likely shot her child to death in front of her prior to killing her.

“The extraordinary violence and cruelty of these murders demonstrates the extreme danger he presents to society,” court documents state.

Prosecutors detailed Jones’s criminal history including the murder of a man in California in March 1995, the assault of a corrections officer in custody, and additional felony assaults and unlawful possession of a weapon.

The King County Superior Court will hold Jones’s arraignment on May 9. The court denied Jones the opportunity for bail.

According to court documents, if Jones is convicted of the charges he faces, he will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Northwest

Nicholas gets nearly 46 years for Federal Way murder of Sarah Yarborough

‘There will be accountability, no matter how many years it takes,’ judge said in court

A memorial at Stars Bar & Grill includes photos, cards, flowers and trinkets set in reverence of Jessyca Hohn and Katie Duhnke, who were killed just outside the bar May 21. Alex Bruell / The Mirror
Federal Way bar fatal shootings suspect identified; bartenders honored

Stars Bar & Grill customers celebrate lives of Jessyca Hohn and Katie Duhnke

Auburn Police arrest 2 juveniles in Oregon for fatal shooting

Pair caught day after May 30 shooting in Auburn

Court denies use of tattoos, prior cases as evidence in Auburn cop’s trial

Jeffrey Nelson is the first officer in state to face a murder charge since the passage of I-940.

File Photo
Renton first responders ‘endangered’ at illegal street race in Kent

Both the fire chief and the firefighters union issued statements regarding the May 21 incident.

Decatur High School senior and “American Idol” contestant Iam Tongi sits at home on March 1. His father Rodney spent a bonus from his job as an electrician to buy Iam’s guitar. Alex Bruell / The Mirror
It’s Iam: Federal Way student wins ‘American Idol’

The city of Federal Way is planning a celebration to honor the Decatur High student’s victory

King County Crime Dive podcast.
‘One-person crime wave’ sentenced for ghost gun and fentanyl | King County Crime Dive podcast

Also in this episode, a 17-year-old boy is injured while “surfing” on a vehicle.

Heavy traffic northbound on 1-5 in Everett, Washington on August 31, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Go early or late to beat Memorial Day weekend traffic

AAA projects busy airports, ferries and roads over the holiday weekend this year, though still below pre-pandemic counts.

Flowers and candles are left by the door of the Stars Bar & Grill in Federal Way, where two employees were shot and killed early Sunday morning, May 21. A third man was shot and taken to a hospital. ALEX BRUELL, Sound Publishing
2 employees killed, 1 customer injured at Federal Way bar shooting

Police looking for suspect in May 21 shooting at Stars Bar & Grill at 31216 Pacific Highway S.

Police lights (File photo)
Police investigating death of teenager in Renton

The 17-year-old was found with multiple gunshot wounds on May 6.

State Patrol uses aircraft to make traffic arrests in South King County

Crackdown on illegal street racing and vehicles fleeing from traffic stops

King County Crime Dive podcast.
Local member of Proud Boys is convicted | Podcast

A Washington, D.C., jury convicted an Auburn man and three other Proud Boys members of a plot to attack the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.