Police suspect that Jones murdered at least four women in Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana during and after his arrests. He has admitted to one murder. He is currently being held in Alabama, charged with raping and murdering Lisa Nichols, 44. He could get the death penalty if convicted.
An FBI spokesman has said that the problem was a rare computer glitch, not a human error, and the bureau is working to reduce errors in the system that occasionally miss a match.