Remains recovered from barn believed could be those of missing boy

By Chris Harris
November 30, 2015 10:50 AM
Wyandotte County Detention Center/AP

Police in Kansas arrested a man last week who is accused of killing his 7-year-old son and then feeding his body to pigs.

A statement from Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman confirms criminal charges were filed against Michael A. Jones, a 44-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, man.

Jones was arrested on November 25 and faces one count of aggravated battery, one count of aggravated assault with a firearm and one count of child abuse. More charges could be filed against Jones as the investigation progresses, the statement says.

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It is believed that remains recovered from a barn behind Jones’ home where pigs are kept could be those of the missing boy, the statement says.

The statement also accuses Jones of beating his wife. The missing child is one of eight kids who were living with Jones and his wife. The seven other children are now in protective custody, the statement says.

Jones is being held on $10 million bail and has not yet appeared in court to enter a plea to the charges.

According to the statement, neighbors tipped cops off to the missing boy over noticing they hadn’t seen him for an extended period of time.