Where is the Waco Survivor Heather Jones Now? Explained

By Louie Fecou
Published: April 19, 2023
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Where is the Waco Survivor Heather Jones Now? We discuss the Waco siege survivor Heather Jones and the Netflix documentary series Waco: American Apocalypse.

Netflix documentary Waco: American Apocalypse is an unbelievable inside look at the events of the disaster at Waco and uses the first-hand testimony of Heather Jones, a survivor of the incident.

This harrowing and insightful documentary tells the story of the 1993 Waco disaster and the abuse she received from cult leader David Koresh.

This article looks at the documentary and answers the question where is the Waco survivor Heather Jones now?

Who is Heather Jones?

Heather Jones was brought up by her parents at the Branch Davidians compound of Mt. Carmel Centre. However,  her mother would leave the compound, and leader David Koresh would no longer let Heather see her father. This would make Koresh her sole guardian.

Jones says the girls in the cult would sit around and talk about Koresh and their deluded plans of marrying him.

Koresh was very affectionate toward the young girls, but Jones would state that he had only been abusive towards her, often hitting her.

Heather would tragically witness the death of her grandfather during the siege and be able to leave the house with no physical harm on March 5th, 1993.

Where is Waco Survivor Heather Jones now?

Heather Jones still lives in Texas, and she uses a new name. Heather is married to Jonathon Burson, has three children, and works as an inspiring leadership coach. According to Heather, she still experiences regret and depression every year on the anniversary of the Waco siege.

Heather has turned against religion and has had no obvious religious leanings since the events in her childhood.

Heather seems to lead a happy and fulfilling life with her husband and family and often openly talks about her time at the compound.

Where are Heather Jones’ parents now?

Heather’s parents, Kathy and David Jones, were both cult members. David Jones was killed during the fire that occurred during the siege. When she left the compound, her mother relinquished her ties to the religious cult and her children.

The siege, which lasted fifty-one days in 1993, would end in a fire claiming the lives of over 76 people, including children within the compound.

Four ATF agents were also killed in the initial raid.

Her mother attempted to help Heather and her siblings after the siege and tried enrolling them in a local public school to try and bring some sense of normalcy to their lives.

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