Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Suspect flees to Mexico City
October 10th, 2012 6:27PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  jurisprudence, new york red bulls


[JONES MURDER] A man suspected of murdering New York Red Bulls youth coach Michael Jones reportedly fled to Mexico, getting on board a 1:14 a.m. Aero Mexico flight from Kennedy International Airport to Mexico City Tuesday before his name was placed on a no-fly list that afternoon.

A law enforcement official told The Associated Press under condition of anonymity that Orlando Orea, also known as Orlando Gutierrez or Orlando Estevas, bought a one-way ticket with cash moments before the flight was scheduled to leave from JFK.

Jones was brutally murdered at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday after the two men were seen together on 14th Street in Union Square.

“The attack was done deftly, with brutal efficiency,” a police source told the Daily News. “He begins with the ear, then across the throat, deeply, continuing into the abdomen and the upper leg, hitting vital organs. It’s somebody who knows how to use a knife very efficiently.”

Orea was identified as having been in an earlier fight at a nearby bar that may have involved a woman and apparently seen by witnesses with a knife in the bar. Police believe it may have been a case of mistaken identity. Jones was in the neighborhood and returning to a friend of his girlfriend's to pick up his keys so they could return to New Jersey.

A memorial service for the English-born Jones drew hundreds of mourners on Wednesday in White Plains, N.J.

Youth coaches wearing Red Bulls jerseys with the name “Jonesy” on the back attended the funeral. Jones came from Liverpool in 2008 and worked as a coach in the Red Bulls youth outreach program -- not its academy program.

Jones was coaching and training teams in Eastchester Youth Soccer, Yonkers United and the Castleford Rovers Soccer Club in Armonk/Bedford.

"He was truly dedicated teacher of the game and was an inspiring influence on our players and the many adult volunteers who worked with him," said Westchester Youth Soccer League in a statement. "It is a great loss for our league and he will be profoundly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael’s family and friends here and in Liverpool, England."



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. U-20s sweep group play with win over Tigres    
[DALLAS CUP] The U.S. under-20 national team beat Tigres of Mexico, 1-0, and moved into the ...
Red Bulls finally get off the schneid    
[MLS: Week 7] After seven games, the New York Red Bulls, the 2013 Supporters' Shield champions, ...
Dutch Lions ink Cruyff grandson    
[USL PRO TRANSACTIONS] The Dayton Dutch Lions have Matheus (Brazilian defender Matheus Diovany Pechim Dos Santos), ...
The 10 richest American soccer owners    
[MAKING A LIST] Home Depot co-founder and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, announced as the owner ...
Howard's Everton suffers costly setback    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] The bid of Tim Howard's Everton to finish in the top four of the ...
Atlanta introduced as 22nd franchise    
[MLS EXPANSION] MLS introduced Atlanta as its latest expansion team, owned by Atlanta Falcons Arthur Blank, ...
Sonia becomes third Spaniard to join Flash    
[NWSL TRANSACTIONS] Sonia became the third Spaniard to join Western New York, joining Vicky Losada, Week ...
Fernandez stymies Energy with late penalty save    
[USL PRO: Week 5] Raul Fernandez saved Michael Thomas' penalty kick in the 90th minute to ...
What They're Saying    
"All I can say about my departure is we no longer agreed to the strategy. I ...
Perfectly placed volley into own goal    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] You may have noticed, we relish a good own goal. Today's ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives