Chicago escort Tiffany Marie Jones is accused of murdering her boyfriend, a man she had been seeing for several months, the Cook County state’s attorney’s office announced Friday.
Jones, 29, is charged with first-degree murder, first-time murder and attempted murder in the killing of 28-year-old Kevin L. Harris on March 25.
Jones and Harris had been dating for two months.
The Chicago Tribune reported that Jones told investigators that Harris was her “little sister,” and that she wanted to make him her “boyfriend” in her mind.
Jones was arrested after Harris’ body was found in a wooded area at the corner of North Clark Street and South Van Buren Avenue.
Her parents, who live in Chicago, said they were shocked to learn of her arrest.
“The entire family is devastated by this horrible event,” a statement from the Harris family read.
“Our hearts are broken for the family, friends and the community at large.
We hope and pray for the recovery of their loved one.”
Jones is being held without bail.
According to the Cook’s website, Jones was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and moved to Chicago with her family.
She has been a licensed escort since 2015.
She is the fourth Chicago escort arrested in connection with the Harris case.
On April 4, Chicago-area escort Lisa Maria Nardi was arrested in Milwaukee after she allegedly shot her boyfriend in the head in a home.
Police say she later said she was in a relationship with Harris, who she was dating.
She was charged with reckless homicide and faces a possible death sentence if convicted.
Her case is still pending.
In July, Chicago escort Maria Landon Walker was arrested for allegedly killing her boyfriend on June 3.
Walker is charged as an adult with first degree murder and is awaiting trial.
In January, a Chicago escort was arrested on a murder charge in connection to the death of a Chicago man.
The alleged victim, whose name has not been released, was found dead at a home in the 2200 block of North Pulaski Road.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.