Orlando Jones, a Chicago political insider and the godson of former Cook County Board President John Stroger, was found dead on a Michigan beach, Berrien County authorities said today.I hope we might be able to find out more about his role and activities as a political insider.
Undersheriff Chuck Heit of the Berrien County Sheriff's Department said that Jones, 52, was found dead between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gowdy Shores Beach in Union Pier.
"The investigation is not complete," said Heit, who said an autopsy was scheduled for this afternoon.
Sources close to the 8th Ward Democratic Organization, the home base for current County Board President Todd Stroger, said today that Jones was found after his wife filed a missing persons report this week.
Jones served as chief of staff to John Stroger, who was succeeded by his son Todd, and parlayed his connections into a lucrative consulting career in state and local government.
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