John Jones, a well known chef in Montauk who was also known around town as Okie, was accidentally killed in Colorado after a family member thought he was an intruder. Around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, Littleton police officers were called to a mobile home park on a report that an intruder had been stabbed, the name of the family member that stabbed Jones has not been released to the public.
The Denver Post reported that Jones was stabbed multiple times and died of his wounds in a hospital. Police are labeling his death as a homicide, although the family member has not been charged. Mr. Jones was a chef at Gosman’s restaurant, Topside and The Inlet in his 25 year career as a chef in Montauk. The Gosman family was expecting him to be back in Montauk this April until they heard the news.