RA Prof Murders Wife
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The Gold Standard strikes again! Stop me if you've heard this: another RA prof goes postal.

Quote:Instructor at Monterey's Naval Postgraduate School arrested in ex-wife's death
Investigators search Monterey home of Lawrence Jones
By CLAUDIA MELÉNDEZ SALINAS
Posted: 09/14/2012
Updated: 09/14/2012

A distinguished [regionally accredited] Naval Postgraduate School professor and internationally recognized financial expert has been arrested in connection with the death of his ex-wife, whose body was found south of Gilroy last week.

Lawrence R. Jones, 69, the area chairman at NPS for Financial Management, was arrested late Thursday in Los Angeles after San Benito County Sheriff's investigators conducted a search of his home on Spray Avenue in Monterey.

The search followed the identification of the body of Norife Herrera Jones, 29, the professor's wife of about five years. The couple divorced recently, Monterey police Lt. Leslie Sonné said.

San Benito County Sheriff's investigators had been trying to identify the dead woman found Sept. 7 on Cannon Drive off Highway 101 south of Gilroy. Once identification was made, investigators issued orders to search Jones' home.

"Our investigation led to Monterey," Sheriff's Sgt. Tony Lamonica said. "Once we searched the scene, there was enough evidence to determine a homicide had occurred here."

An autopsy of Herrera Jones has been conducted, but investigators would not discuss its results or how they believe she died.

Jones is being held as the "primary suspect," Lamonica said. A team of investigators were en route to question him and bring him back to Monterey, Lamonica said.

Law enforcement officers have not determined if Jones was trying to flee.

The multi-agency search of the Spray Avenue home that included members of the San Benito County Sheriff's Office, the Monterey Police Department and the FBI began late Thursday. Neighbors said they saw a handful of police cars and about two dozen law enforcement officers canvass Jones' home. The FBI became involved in the case at the request of the San Benito County Sheriff's Office in its attempt to identify Herrera Jones' body.

A team of about 20 investigators returned Friday to the Spray Avenue house. Clad with white lab suits and blue gloves, they began gathering evidence in the garage of the two-story cream color home at 1 p.m. and continued into the early evening.

As investigators unloaded equipment, put on their lab suits and set up a blue tent, neighbors gathered in nearby homes, wondering what could have happened.

Larry Jones has lived on Spray Avenue since 1987, when he began teaching at NPS, according to public records. He mostly kept to himself, neighbors said, but his presence was hard to miss.

Next-door neighbor Sat Kirtan Khalsa said Jones remarried about five years ago.

The change in the professor was noticeable, Khalsa said. The previously reserved Jones began extolling the virtues of his wife, telling everyone how happy he was.

"He raved on and on about how great everything was going," she said. "He was a quiet person so it was unusual. It's about the only thing he shared with us over the years."

Jones told his neighbors he was in the import/export business. The story coincided with his frequent absences.

In reality, Jones is an internationally recognized financial management expert who worked as a visiting consultant for the Asian Development Bank, as a visiting scholar at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and the University of Siena in Italy.

His curriculum vitae on the NPS website lists his research interests in public management reform, change, budgeting; in national defense policy, and business-government relations and government regulatory policy.

NPS spokesperson Alan Richmond referred questions to the San Benito Sheriff's Office and said he would have no comments.

Retired NPS professor Jerry McCaffrey, who co-authored articles with Jones, said he knew little about his home life. McCaffrey retired to Green Bay five years ago, so he's had little news from his former colleague since then.

"Professor Jones is very distinguished at NPS," he said. "This is too bad. This saddens all of us."

Although Jones communicated little with neighbors, they were privy to some of his emotional outbursts.

One night more than a year ago, Khalsa was awakened by the sound of Jones' Lexus ramming into a truck parked on the street. The truck had been pushed into Khalsa's driveway, and the police arrived shortly afterward.

"They thought it was my truck," she said. "They took him away in handcuffs."

Records show Jones was arrested on April 11, 2011 by Monterey Police. Lt. Sonné declined to speak about Jones' encounters with her department.

The last time neighbors remember seeing Jones was Monday, when he appeared to be putting out the garbage but was going in and out of the house, seemingly confused. Neighbors didn't know he had already divorced Herrera Jones, and they had not seen her for a while.

"I'm in shock," Khalsa said. "I don't like to think of things like that, but they do happen. Two people I knew, one is dead and the other one in jail. It's awful."


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Lawrence R. Jones
Distinguished Professor, Wagner Chair
Mail Code: GB/Jn
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2482
Email: lrjones (at) nps.edu
Web: www.inpuma.net

EDUCATION:
PhD - Univ of California, Berkeley, 1977
Budgeting/Finance
MA - Univ of California, Berkeley, 1971
Public Policy
BA - Stanford Univ, 1967
Political Science: American Government and International Relations

NPS EXPERIENCE:
• 2007 - Present: Area Chair for Financial Management
• 1998 - Present: George F.A. Wagner Chair Professor of Public Management
• 1987 - Present: Professor

OTHER EXPERIENCE:
• 2005 - 2007: Visiting Research Consultant, Asian Development Bank, Economic Development and Regional Cooperation
• 2003: Erskine Distinguished Visiting Scholar, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (February-April)
• 2002 - Present: Visiting Professor, University of Siena, Faculty of Economics and Public Management, Siena, Italy
• 1995 - Present: Chair, International Public Management Network, IPMN.
• 1994 - Present: Visiting Professor, Institute for Public Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
• 1994 - 1995: Visiting Professor, MBA Program, University of Geneva
• 1993 - 1994: Fulbright Scholar, Simon Fraser University, Canada and University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland.
• 1985 - 1987: Professor, Public Administration Division, University of New Mexico
• 1984 - Present: President, Management and Policy Associates, Inc. Monterey, CA & Portland, OR
• 1983 - 1985: Associate Professor of Public Finance Management, University of Oregon, Department of Public Policy and Management
• 1980: Visiting Lecturer, East China University, Shanghai, PRC
• 1978: Evaluation Consultant, The Ford Foundation, International Division, Asia and the Pacific
• 1979 - 1983: Assistant Professor, University of Oregon, Wallace School of Public Affairs
• 1977 - 1979: Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Policy, University of British Columbia, Policy Division
• 1975 - 1977: Budget Director, California Post-Secondary Education Commission, State of California
• 1973 - 1975: Budget and Planning Officer, University of California, Berkeley
• 1971 - 1973: Budget Officer, Department of Finance, State of California

TEACHING INTERESTS:
• Public Management Reform and Change
• Public Financial Management and Budgeting
• National Defense Policy and Management
• New Public Management, Business-Government Relations and Government Regulatory Policy

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
• Public Management Reform and Change
• Public Financial Management and Budgeting
• National Defense Policy and Management
• New Public Management, Business-Government Relations and Government Regulatory Policy

AWARDS:
• 2005 Aaron B. Wildavsky Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Public Budgeting and Financial Management, from the ASPA national Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM), Washington, DC
• 2001 Naval Postgraduate School Outstanding Research Award
• 1998 Naval Postgraduate School Outstanding Research Award
• 1998 Aaron Wildavsky Book Award
• 1993-1994 - J. William Fulbright Scholar
• 1994 - American Society for Military Comptrollers Best Article Author Award for "Reinventing the Department of Defense"
• 1994 - Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Service Award for Leadership in the Field as National Chairman
• 1989 - National Conference on Teaching Public Administration, "Public Financial Management Curriculum and Course Design," Awarded Best Paper of Conference
• 1985-1987 - President's List for Outstanding Instructional Achievement, Univ of New Mexico
• 1985 - American Society for Public Administration, Oregon Chapter Commendation for Service in the Field of Public Affairs
• 1982 - Best Public Sector Conference Paper Award, Academy of Management

BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS:
• 2000 - 2004: American Society for Public Administration, Section on International and Comparative Administration, Executive Committee (National)
• 1992 - 1994: American Society for Public Administration, National Policy Issues Committee (National)
• International Public Management Review
• International Journal of Organizational Theory
• Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management
• Armed Forces Comptroller
• International Public Management Journal

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
• "Restructuring Public Organizations in Response to Global Economic and Financial Stress," International Public Management Review, 11/1 2010.
• "Performance Budgeting in the U. S. Federal Government: History, Status and Future Implications," Public Finance and Management, 10/3 2010.
• Arming America at War: A Model for Rapid Defense Acquisition in Time of War, (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2010), with S. T. Blakeman, A. J. Gibbs, J. Jeyasingam.
• The Many Faces of Public Management Reform in the Asia-Pacific Region. (Oxford, UK: Emerald Press 2009.
• Jones, L. R., & McCaffery, J.L. Budgeting, Financial Management and Acquisition Reform in the U.S. Department of Defense, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2008.

KEYWORDS/TECHNOLOGIES:
• Keywords: Public Management, Public Financial Management, Public Budgeting, National Defense Financial Management and Budgeting, DOD Realignment and Transformation, Mission Budgeting, Federal Financial Management Reform
http://faculty.nps.edu/vitae/cgi-bin/vit...1023567825

Quote:Body found in Aromas ID'd; ex-husband of victim arrested
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 3:34 pm | Updated: 3:58 pm, Fri Sep 14, 2012.

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Lawrence Jones..........................................Norife Jones

Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the death of the woman whose body was discovered near Aromas last week and released the identity of the victim, according to a statement from the Monterey Police Department.

Hikers found the body of 29-year-old Norife Herrera Jones, a Filipino woman from San Jose, on Sept. 7. Her death is under investigation as a homicide, and authorities in the past day arrested her ex-husband, Lawrence Jones, after locating him in Southern California.

The Monterey Police Department released a statement noting that the agency is conducting a joint investigation with the San Benito County Sheriff's Office. The local sheriff's office requested help from Monterey police after learning the victim recently lived with her ex-husband, a 69-year-old from Monterey.

After conducting a search of Lawrence Jones' home, evidence found at the scene "led to the Monterey Police Department assuming jurisdiction of the homicide investigation," according to the statement.

According to the statement, detectives worked "through the night" and located Lawrence Jones in Southern California. His transport to Monterey is pending, according to police.

The FBI is assisting with the forensic investigation, while Monterey police stressed it has been a multi-jurisdictional effort from the start also involving the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and San Jose Police Department.
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another case of second youth gone bust...
A.A Mole University
B.A London Institute of Applied Research
B.Sc Millard Fillmore
M.A International Institute for Advanced Studies
Ph.D London Institute of Applied Research
Ph.D Millard Fillmore
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#3
Are there any women left in the Philippines? Every burnt out geezer seems to have one on his arm. She probably wouldn't get him a friggin beer and paid the price.
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How many people look comparatively more sane in their booking photo than in their website photo? Something tells me this Jones guy might have been sampling pharmaceuticals while he was at Berkeley. Wonder if he knows Klempner?
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Quote:EDUCATION:
PhD - Univ of California, Berkeley, 1977
Budgeting/Finance
MA - Univ of California, Berkeley, 1971
Public Policy
BA - Stanford Univ, 1967
Political Science: American Government and International Relations

Sometimes, danger lurks in the diploma on the wall.
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(09-16-2012, 09:58 AM)Ben Johnson Wrote: Are there any women left in the Philippines? Every burnt out geezer seems to have one on his arm. She probably wouldn't get him a friggin beer and paid the price.

Speaking of burnt out geezers, how long before hikers find the lifeless body of the World's Most Pitiable Woman dumped in a eucalyptus grove off a freeway near Vallejo? She ought to get ahead of the inevitable and launch a preemptive strike.
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#7
The late Mrs. Jones apparently used the name "Janie Jones." See, e.g., http://www.inpuma.net/IPMNQuery.html (Enter "Jones" in the "Last Name" field.)

And you know what that means, Clash fans! You lucky lady! Fill 'er up, Jacko! Let them know...



(Lyrics, for those who nicht verstehen The Clash.)
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#8
I think Dr. Jones was channelling Dennis Hopper in "Blue Velvet."

A candy-colored clown they call the Wagner Chair
Tiptoes to my room every night...


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If you receive a love letter from me, you are fucked forever.
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#9
I'm thinking Bozo the Clown more than Frank Booth.

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Seriously, what kind of PhD thinking is this? Oops, I've killed my mail order bride in a drunken rage. Should I call a lawyer and maybe cook up some plausible self-defense story? Ah hell nah! Better to dump her body along the freeway where some hiker can stumble upon it, then flee to another part of the same state, where the cops will easily locate me because I left tons of forensic evidence behind in my home. Something tells me the juries in Monterey are not quite as stupid as the OJ jury.
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