Kansas murder suspects arrested in Monroe County

FORSTYH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Two suspects wanted in connection to a 1992 murder in Kansas were arrested in Monroe County last week.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, authorities in Kansas got a lead that Kelly J. Jones and Roger Jones Sr. were living and working at the KOA Campground.

Investigators from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Ford County Sheriff’s Office met with an employee by the name of Jan Garner. They determined Garner was Kelly Jones and she was using an alias. Investigators later arrested her husband, Roger.

Authorities also found evidence of multiple identities the Joneses used during their years as fugitives inside their camper and car. The couple was living and employed by the KOA Campground since 2014.

The couple was featured in 2011 on America’s Most Wanted. They’re accused of murdering 25-year-old Patrick Howe in April 1992. Over the years, investigators have tracked Roger across the western and southern parts of the United States. They never had a lead on Kelly’s whereabouts.

The Joneses do not face any charges in Monroe County.

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