UPDATE 12/15/2021: During the investigation into the missing juvenile, Amaya Jones, and wanted suspect (mother) Teressa Young, detectives were able to obtain leads as to the missing juvenile’s location and as a result, the juvenile and mother were located in Charles County.

Young was arrested on outstanding arrest warrants and the missing juvenile was returned to her custodial parent. Thank you for all the tips and information which helped bring this case closure.


The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau is investigating a missing person case involving 11-year-old Amya Jones. Amya lives in Sunderland, MD with her father and was last seen in September while in the custody of her mother, Teressa Young, and has not been returned home since.

Teressa Young currently has open criminal warrants with Calvert and Charles County along with Maryland State Police. Anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts of Amya or her mother Teressa, are asked to contact Det. Josh Buck of the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (410) 535-2800 ext: 2765 or by email at Joshua.Buck@calvertcountymd.gov

Calvert County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Calvert County. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Calvert County Crime Solvers by calling.

Tips can also be submitted by email: ccsotips@Calvertcountymd.gov or by using the Sheriff’s Office mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching Calvert County Sheriff’s Office or visit https://apps.myocv.com/share/a39520678 to download. #ShareAlert #MissingJuvenile #WANTED

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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