Beaten and left for dead, Jones' body was discovered in the Ohio River near the Old Fountain Ferry Amusement Park. Her purse and shoes were missing but found later near the Sherman Minton Bridge. Those were discoveries which proved frustrating for investigators as the case was closed with no arrests.
Years later, a photograph caught the attention of Remington, who was a first-year law student at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.
Between classes, Remington stopped to take note of a group of people pictured on the wall.
All of them were African-American pioneers in Kentucky law. All of them were men, except one: Alberta Jones.
"I've always been interested in history and civil rights and I remember being surprised that I'd never heard of her," Remington said.
During a time when the university was still segregated, Jones graduated at the top of her class at the University of Louisville and the same from law school at Howard University in Washington, DC.
Jones went on to become the first black woman to pass the bar in Kentucky and the first female prosecutor of any race in Louisville. The last line of the description Remington read from the picture is what sat with her: Jones murder remains unsolved.
"For such a phenomenal woman who was way ahead of her time, not only does she deserve justice for her murder but she deserves that recognition for the many, many things she did, she was a trailblazer," Remington added.
She wanted to give Jones that recognition by writing her biography. Her research led to a connection with Jones' sister, Flora Shanklin.
The two were born 5 years and 9 months apart, but when it came to their bond, nothing could separate them.
"I could tell her any, anything and she'd never judge me, I don't care what it was I could tell her," Shanklin recalled.
Shanklin told the ITEAM, she could always talk to her sister until sadly she could not.
"I would get off from work and something would happen on my job and I'd say, 'Let me go home to tell her,' then I would realize she wasn't there and I would sit down and cry," Shanklin said, fighting tears, "I knew she wasn't there for me to talk to anymore and that was the hard part."
Recalling the night of the murder, Shanklin remembers her sister receiving a phone call from a friend who was facing a lawsuit and was asking Jones to come to her home. But because it was 10 at night, Jones told the friend there was nothing that could be done at the time.
"She did not want her friends who were less educated than her to think that she was above them," Shanklin said, "So [the friend] said, 'Since you've got this position, you've gotten so uppity that you don't have any time for your friends,' and Alberta said, 'OK, I'm coming.'"
Jones wanted to prove her loyalty by going to the friend's house, but not before what proved to be an eerie final conversation with her sister.
"I left her on the couch reading a magazine about Kennedy getting assassinated, and the last thing I said to her which still hurts ‘cause she sat there and she said, 'I hope I don't get assassinated,' and I said, 'You don't worry about it, you're not the President of the United States.'"
That night, though, Jones was murdered.
The person who identified her body was also a young lawyer at the time and shared an office with Jones on West Broadway: Kentucky State Representative Darryl Owens.
"It was the worst experience of my life," he said.
Years later, after the case had been closed, Remington interviewed Jones' other colleagues and relatives.
"Then I got a copy of the case file and that's when I realized that it was more than just a book project," Remington said.
In the file, Remington reviewed police reports which detailed witnesses who reported seeing a woman attacked and dragged near the Sherman Minton Bridge. Also, the car Jones was driving was found on Del Park Terrace, miles away from her body.
A critical clue in the file, a copy of which Remington provided to the ITEAM, was a Federal Bureau of Investigation report matching a fingerprint from the vehicle to a specific person. Investigators traveled to California to question the person whom that print belonged to.
Remington also read a note from investigators which said the person was deceptive during a polygraph examination.
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Despite that evidence, investigators did not have enough to file charges.
"From my perspective, she was a person who didn't have any enemies," Owens recalled of his friend, "She was very outgoing, very friendly. I don't know if she ever met a stranger. "
In her quest to get the case reopened and re-investigated, Remington found a letter from prosecutors to police which stated virtually all of the detectives on the case was dead. However, Remington was able to track down one of the detectives, who was still alive.
"He was a very young detective in 1965, and he had made his way up to the top very quickly," Remington said, "The problem is, they don't get paid very much and so he felt as though he couldn't support his family long term."
The detective left the police force not long after the investigation started.
"Even now, 52 years later I think sometimes I'm past it but I'm not," Shanklin said.
She said the wall of silence and passage of time are not a grant of immunity to anyone who is responsible for her sister's death.
"Vengeance is my sayeth the Lord," Shanklin said, reciting the Bible verse from the book of Romans, "There will be a judgement day and I have to continue to believe that what I've been taught in Sunday School and church [is] that you pay for what you did and that I may never know but the man up above knows."