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Suspects in 1992 Kansas murder arrested in Monroe County

Two Kansas murder suspects, Kelly J. Jones and Roger Jones Sr., were arrested in a KOA Campground in Monroe County Thursday and charged in a 1992 slaying in Ford County, Kansas. From Allison Selman-Willis, MCSO: Two suspects wanted in connection with a murder in Kansas from 1992 were arrested in Monroe County on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Authorities in Kansas obtained a lead that Kelly J. Jones and Roger Jones, Sr. were living and working at a local campground. Last Thursday, an investigator from the MCSO along with an investigator from the Ford County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) made contact with a female employee at the KOA Campground named Jan Garner. Garner matched a description given in the lead of Kelly J. Jones obtained by FCSO and investigators confirmed that Garner was an alias being used by Kelly Jones. Her arrest yielded information leading to the arrest of her husband, Roger. The couple had been employed by and living at the KOA Campground since sometime in 2014. A search warrant was also served on March 26 on the camper and vehicle owned by the couple and investigators discovered evidence of multiple identities being used by the couple during their years as fugitives. All evidence was turned over to the Ford County Sheriff’s Office in Kansas. In 2011, America’s Most Wanted featured a story on the fugitives. A description of the incident can be found at” An excerpt from the site is included below: ”Roger and his wife Kelly Jones are wanted in connection with a 1992 murder in Kansas. They were aired as BOLO alert cases in 2011. On April 13, 1992, a survey crew found the body of 25-year old Patrick Howe on a roadside ditch just west of Dodge City, Kansas. An investigation determined that Patrick was beaten and strangled to death and that the murder took place at the motel where he worked. The motel was run by Roger and Kelly Jones, Roger had met Patrick in Colorado and brought him to Dodge City to help manage his motel. Roger however had a penchant for violence and for being a control freak. Investigators believed that Roger killed Patrick in a rage when Patrick told Roger that he wanted to move in with family in Oklahoma. Arrest warrants were issued in 1996 when investigators had enough evidence to charge Roger and Kelly in connection with the murder. Over the years, investigators have tracked Roger across the Western and Southern United States. Kelly on the other hand has never come up in a single lead.”

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