Published in Syracuse Post Standard on September 11, 2011
Cicero, NY - A Cicero man missing since he headed off to walk to the New York State Fair Friday was found dead less than a mile from his home today.
Cicero Police Chief Joseph Snell said Lawrence Jones' body was found today in a wooded area about 300 yards off Tuttle Road about three-quarters of a mile from his home.
Snell said there is nothing suspicious and the death appears to have resulted from the victim's medical situation. Jones, 66, had a number of medical issues, including diabetes, the chief said.
According to Snell, Jones' brother found the body about the same time the South Bay and Bridgeport Fire Departments and Onondaga County Search and Rescue were about to start an organized search for the missing man this morning.
Authorities said Jones left his home Friday planning to walk to the state fair where he has a booth at the Indian Village.
A witness saw him walk off Tuttle Road into the area where there's a wide clearing where high-power utility lines cross the area, Snell said. Tuttle apparently wandered out of the clearing and into the adjacent wooded area where his body was found.
Sunday, September 04, 2011, 2:10 PM by Jim O'Hara/Post Standard
CICERO, N.Y. -- Police say Lawrence Jones, 66, has been found dead in the Town of Cicero.
They had been searching for Jones since Friday. He was last seen around 9:45 a.m. that day outside his home on Tuttle Road.
Police said Jones was a diabetic, and did not have his medication with him when he went missing.
Cicero police tell us Jones was found in a wooded area about 200 yards off Tuttle Road. They say it looks like he went for a walk, and may have died of medical issues. At this point, police do not believe his death is suspicious.
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artist, former Syracuse police officer to be remembered Tuesday
Jones was reported missing after he left his Cicero home Sept. 2 to walk to his booth at the fair. His body was found Sept. 4 less than a mile form his home. His death was the result of medical conditions, police said. He was 66.
Jones was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and retired from the Syracuse Police Department. He retired in 1989 after serving 20 years with the police department.
"He was dedicated in both services," said Ed Uhlig, who served in the Marines and in the police department with Jones. "He was great guy to work with and a very good Marine."
Uhlig and other former members of the Syracuse Police Department will share memories of Jones at a memorial service at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion on Academy Street, in Syracuse.
Campanile and her siblings are inviting friends, family and community members to the memorial to remember Jones and celebrate his life.
Marla Skye Jones, a daughter, said her father always wanted to write a book and she hopes his friends and former co-workers will share stories of him that can someday be put in a book about his life.
Skye Jones said her fatherís work will also be on display along with a painting she is working on as a tribute to him.
"He is the one that got me into art," Skye Jones said. Art was something special he shared with his children, she said.
Tracy Thomas, a member of the Wolf Clan of the Mohawk Nation and a fellow woodworker, said Jonesí death left a hole in the Native American art community.
"As an artist we were in the inner circle of friends," Thomas said. "We were family. He was a fantastic wood-burner."
Skye Jones said her father only used broken or dead branches and wood in his artwork.
"It was his way of bringing life back to the wood," she said.
September 12, 2011, 5:58 PM
Larry probably died Sept 2nd, but his body wasn't found until Sept 4th.