Archive for Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cause of death undetermined for man found in ravine in Lawrence

September 28, 2011


Douglas County Coroner Dr. Erik Mitchell ruled the cause of death remains undetermined for a 32-year-old Lawrence man who was found in June in a ravine in east Lawrence, but Lawrence police said they do not consider the death to be suspicious.

A Brookwood Mobile Home Park resident found the body of Gary Lee Jones Jr. in a creek area between two entrances to the park, 1908 E. 19th St. In an autopsy report completed last week Mitchell found that the body was significantly decomposed and that one of the significant possibilities was that Jones drowned because the creek fills up during periods of heavy rain “such as described on the day” Jones disappeared.

But Mitchell also ruled that many other possible causes of death could not be refuted based on the autopsy. The coroner also found that Jones had a remote gunshot injury to his pelvis, but Capt. Paul Fellers, a Lawrence police spokesman, and that the gunshot wound was an old injury.


Maddy Griffin 6 years, 7 months ago

Man the rumors flew around this one! This dispels all of that. RIP Jonesy.

Amy Heeter 6 years, 7 months ago

Just because they can't find the cause does not mean he wasn't murdered. It just means the killer got away with it.

Getaroom 6 years, 7 months ago

And like they infer, just because he died does not mean he was killed. But maybe he was, but maybe he wasn't.......................... So much speculation here and to what end?

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