Case closed: Police say estranged husband solely responsible for murder of in-laws

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Eva Jo Jones and, her daughter, Tiffany Renee Cartwright, were found dead in a burnt building in Columbus County. (Photos courtesy of the Wilmington Police Department.
Eva Jo Jones and, her daughter, Tiffany Renee Cartwright, were found dead in a burnt building in Columbus County. (Photos courtesy of the Wilmington Police Department)

WILMINGTON — The multi-agency investigation into the disappearance and death of two Wilmington women has come to a close.

The Wilmington Police began their missing person investigation of Eva Jones and her daughter Tiffany Cartwright on April 3.
 
Within hours, the search became a murder investigation involving four law enforcement agency between North and South Carolina.
 
Detectives from the Wilmington Police Department connected the murders to Jeffrey Harmon, the estranged husband of Cartwright’s sister.
 
The following day, Harmon was found dead by Horry County Police; his death was ruled a suicide. After a further ten-day investigation, the involved agencies – Wilmington Police, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, Horry County Police and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation – came to a consensus: Harmon was solely responsible for the deaths of Jones and Cartwright.
 
In light of this finding, District Attorneys Jon David and Ben David of the 13th and 5th Districts will not be filing charges.