Woman killed on I-29

Menina Jones

25-YEAR-OLD WOMAN HIT, KILLED BY AS MANY AS SIX CARS ON HIGHWAY. By Wayne Hodges

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of 25-year-old Menina Jones who was hit then ran over by as many as 6 cars on Kansas City’s Highway I-29 early Wednesday morning (June 8). I’ve met Menina. She’s pretty. Kinda quiet. Seemed a little eccentric, yet fun.

I don’t know what to say. It’s difficult to fathom something this bizarre could actually transpire. For those unfamiliar with the story, I’ll brief you. According to eye-witnesses, an inebriated Menina was walking along the side of the road around 4:15 a.m.

She donned a short dress and high heels as if she was leaving a party or social gathering.

How Menina ended up within the deadly cross hairs of busy, oncoming, high-speed traffic is still anybody’s guess.

***CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATE ON MENINA JONES***

“I noticed a young lady on the side of the road, walking the edge of the road, and she looked like maybe she might have been drinking a little, staggering,” said Bruce Brink who was headed to work at the time. “I didn’t know if it was the shoes she had on, it looked like high heels shoes, a short dress, maybe she was out partying.”

Police reports state the first driver that hit Menina made a desperate attempt to avoid the collision, but she only had a fraction of a second to react. The roads were pitch black. Menina literally jumped out from nowhere.

“She was knocked to the ground by the initial vehicle and in all likelihood killed and other vehicles in all likelihood weren’t aware they were running over a person,” Sgt. Bill Mahoney with Kansas City Police said.

Reports also state Menina walked into the Embassy Suites hotel just minutes before the accident to order a cab. After placing the call, she abruptly left the building which led to her subsequent fate.

Why didn’t Menina wait for the cab?

Menina Jones

Menina Jones was only 25-years-old

Also, I find it mystifying a young woman who was reportedly under the influence didn’t receive any emergency attention from hotel personnel. Given the fact Menina was stranded and visibly disoriented at 4:00 a.m., why weren’t the local authorities at least notified to check on her welfare?

That said, Kansas City police have already determined that no foul play was involved. Menina was given a ride to North Kansas City, but apparently got into a disagreement with the person(s) involved. She walked to several hotels in the area with hopes of catching a taxi.

Can’t lie. The details are gory. My sources tell me Menina was decapitated and most, if not all, of her limbs were dismembered. I hear there’s absolutely no way her body can be reassembled. Mainstream media spared us these graphic specifics.

I’m at a complete loss of words.

My heart goes out to her.

Once again, Menina Jones was only 25.

Wayne HodgesWayne Hodges, an MBA from St. Mary University, is the Editor-in-Chief of “Mass Appeal News.” He also serves as a contributing writer to YourBlackWorld.com, he’s a Democrat reporter for the Examiner, and he’s a movie critic and journalist with ILoveBlackMovies.com. Wayne welcomes your comments 24/7 at [email protected]

26 comments

  1. sounds like she was drugged or drunk. I heard she was decapitated. this is the saddest story of the year. may her soul rest in peace.

  2. Wayne,

    For the sake of this woman’s family, I wish you would have also refrained from sharing the intimidate details of her death with us. In a case such as this, some family members may not even know (or want know) such intimate details. I pray that they do not stumble across this insensitive article.

  3. All I can say is WOW regarding the young lady killed on I-29 .
    What a terrible – tragic story .

  4. damn shame but does anybody know who she wuz wit? And what wuz she doin out there? Somebody shood know sumpthin…

  5. Stephanie Rodriguez

    @Craig Lite: I am thinking the same thing. And why did she have to call a cab? Does she have friends or family? It seems like she was just out on her own.

  6. there iz more to dis story — somebody got some f*cking explainin to do

    aint no 25-year-old woman gone be out at 4am drunk walkin da streets by herself in the middle of nowhere. police better get on dey J.O.B. and figure out what da f*ck happen’d.

  7. i kinda see what linda is sayin — hodge, i know its your job to state the facts no matter how bad it is. but the details on her death are a little strong. that young lady died a horrible death. then again, if you dont report it how will people know what really went on? so im kinda in the middle on this one. but keep up the good work!

  8. This is a horrible tragedy. I get the sense there is more to this story.

  9. makes you wonder why nobody helped her under those conditions. what is wrong with society today. I agree with you Hodges, somebody should have shown some love and saw to it she was safe. She gave all the signs of a young woman in trouble. i am disgusted.

  10. Menina was also known as the Escort “Sasha” here in Kansas City. Search on http://www.eccie.net to find more details

  11. damn babygirl was a prostitute????? Sasha????? what the f*ck?????

  12. whether she was a prostitute or not, this does not seem like an accident… she ran across the interstate in the dark. it looks more like a suicide but why?

  13. Here is one of the posts on Eccie for anyone who is interested….

    http://www.eccie.net/showthread.php?t=238321

    Very sad :-(

  14. why did she try to run across the interstate in the dark?

    this has the look and feel of a SUICIDE

  15. Well I’m sure the kcmo police are happy that one less girl is on backpage. If she was a prostitute do u think they are going to go above and beyond to investigate it. They don’t care. All they care about is one less girl on backpage.

  16. It doesn’t matter really that she was a prostitute. People all have secrets, and if you’re reading this, I’m sure you have a secret or two. And if someone found out about your secret, you could lose your job, your relationship, marriage, or just be embarrassed as hell. At least she got paid for it. Most people are not attractive enough to sell their own cookies, and in most cases, they can’t even give them away. She was a person. That’s all that matters. She was a daughter, maybe a sister or a cousin or aunt. Don’t bag on her past. Let her rest in peace. Respect.

  17. Thank you “joevertigo”! It matters not what she did for a living. Her soul has the same value as each and every other person on this Earth. That is what matters! She was a person whose life ended tragically and far, far too soon. She was a girl that many people cared for, loved and respected. You are very correct…Everyone has their own “skeletons” in the closet. I hate when people try to bad mouth someone (especially a deceased person) in attempts to make that person look less than worthy of care, concern and love. I am sure if those people had their “skeletons” revealed to the entire public, like they felt comfortable “outing” her secret, they would not be as inclined to throw such words around. I kindly beg everyone to keep their “beef” to themselves, and allow those who knew her to grieve, mourn, process this tragedy and move on…

  18. FireSerpant2k11

    SHE WAS A WELL KNOWN ESCORT FROM BACKPAGE AND HAS A WEBSITE MIDWEST TURF BARBIES OR SOMETHING ANOTHER. VERY COLD AND MEAN ON THE PHONE BUT WARM AND NICE AND WELL, GIVING IN PERSON. SHE ESCORTED FOR MANY YEARS IN THIS AREA AS WELL AS OVERLAND PARK AND ON THE WEST COAST DURING WINTER SEASONS. PEOPLE ON ECCIE.NET HAVE BANNED TALK ABOUT HER OUT OF SO CALLED RESPECT AND SO AUTHORITIES WON’T SENSATIONALIZE THIS EVENT BECAUSE SHE WAS A LOCAL ESCORT BUT YOU CAN STILL FIND TRACES OF HER ALL OVER THIS GLORIOUS WEB. SHE WILL BE REMEMBERED AND WHAT HAPPENED WAS SHE WAS PROMOTING ANOTHER CLUB CONCERT EVENT AND GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH OTHER PEOPLE RIDING WITH HER SO WHILE INTOXICATED GOT OUT AND WENT TO THE HOTEL TO CALL A CAB. SHE WAS TIRED OF WAITING AND FIGURED THE PEOPLE SHE WAS WITH WOULD SEE HER WALKING AND WENT OUT TO THE HIGHWAY. EVERYTHING ELSE IS WHAT YOU READ. CASE CLOSED RIP MENINA SEXY SASHA CIVELLA JONES.

  19. The fact that you felt the need to type in all caps, fireserpant, says a lot, and good for you Mr Big “Shot” (no pun intended LOL) for bringing to light her job which is just exactely that…a job which provides for living expenses. Just because you’re a priest doesn’t mean you’re a Great Man, nor does being an escort mean you’re a Horrible Person. Buttttt I ask you oh fire serpent, do you want to open your closet door for all to read? Since you didn’t “out” your own self in your All Caps post, I’m guessing the answer is NO. (LMFAO) If the eyes can see beyond sight, often they find if one is truly good or evil…

  20. Very nice girl, I knew her very well. She was a sweetie and had a big heart. forget about what she did for a living she was gold ! Very very sad story I wished she would have called me I would have been there asap. r.i.p. Sasha

  21. Spot on All Seeing Eyes, holier than thou opinions like the one spewed by fire serpent get old really fast.
    Jeff, agree she was a total sweetheart with a huge heart, smart, funny. We laughed alot in the few moments in time we had together. Like you if she would have called, I’d been there too. Who(m)ever ticked her off from the conversation in the car is likely feeling pretty damn guilty about this. Alot of folks are gonna miss ya Ms. Sasha

  22. I knew her as Sasha. I just found out about the accident. I do not know if you everything about Sasha. If you look her up on backpage you will find her under escorts. However Sasha was a wonderful girl full of life. She was very cautious. I wish she would have called me for help. I hope her phone was checked to see who she was with last. They probably did not intentionally do anything wrong. But Sasha would not be out and about in that condition.

  23. I met he out at the park one summer day in 2010…beautiful and glowing. We became friends. Menina was a great friend to many REAL ppl…outspoken as ever.
    This situation CLEARLY must have been swayed in the wrong direction because of AMERICAS #1 Drug—-ALCOHOL. Probably after a party or something- i assume.
    ACCIDENT or not, her death was not in vain. Learn something from it.
    Tell PPL you know that ALCOHOL is as poison as any black market drug-but MORE so because its legal and available anytime.

    Sad situation this is, I was blessed to know her as a PERSON-

    I knew her as Menina, not Sasha, or any alias…no sexual relationship.
    Menina was and will always be my stubborn, determined, rowdy friend whom made a REALISTIC human impression on my life* like any family member would.
    Don’t judge others lest you shall be judged.

    Pray for todays blessings everyone-tomorrow is not promised…especially on the bottle.
    Much love Menina.

  24. I can’t even believe this. Nina was a really cool person. I liked hanging out and talking with her. She was very harismatic and had a way of being able to relate to you. I wish she was still with us. Life is too short. Much Love Nina RIP

  25. She was a wonderful caring person. Those who knew her miss her. May she find rest in peace, and know the love of God’s embrace.

    To those of you focused on her work, please remember, you are born, not buried yet. You do know know what you will have to do to survive in this world, your journey is not over. Don’t judge Menina for what she did to live.

    Try just respect her memory as a person whom many people loved, miss and cared about.

    Please remember to love and respect each other. Peace be with you all.

  26. I knew sasha and spent some time with her under a business relationship. it completely breaks my heart and I will miss her. what ever people will post of say she was a wanderful person that I will always remember and our time together. it does not get any better than sasha.

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