Michael A. Jones, a Kansas City, KS father, is at the center of a gruesome investigation following the suspected death of his 7-year-old son. According to KSHB, Jones is accused of feeding his son to pigs after beating him to death.
It all started when the Kansas City Police Department received a call about an armed disturbance at Michael. A Jones’ residence on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 5. Jones had been accused of attacking his wife, 29-year-old Heather Jones, and firing a gun at her. When investigators entered the home, they found seven children — ranging from ages 1 to 11 — living in deplorable conditions. Two women who served as caregivers for the children have also spoken publicly about the condition of the home.
“Their house was horrible,” said one woman who asked to remain anonymous. “Their house was just filthy. The kids lived in filth. Trash everywhere. Dried food all over the house.”
Jones’ brother-in-law, Michael Williams, recently shared details with 41 Action News about the domestic violence his sister suffered at the hands of Michael A. Jones. Although they appeared to live a normal life, things were quite different behind closed doors.
Police investigate man who 'beat son to death and fed him to pigs' https://t.co/b003zRUCRs— Maung Khaing Khant (@MgKhaingKhant) November 28, 2015
“There are bullet holes in the walls of that house. So I’m sure you can understand what terror may have been going through that household daily,” Williams said. “She’s horrified, still terrified of losing her children. She’s still in fear for her own life and the lives of her kids.”
But, as the morning investigation progressed, an unnamed person asked investigators to also search for the decomposed body of Jones’ 7-year-old son. According to The Kansas City Star, investigators learned the boy had been missing for “an extended period of time” and immediately began searching for him.
After conducting an extensive search, local authorities made a gruesome find in the barn where Michael A. Jones lived. It has been reported that investigators found human remains. Although the remains have yet to be identified, investigators believe the remains may belong to Jones’ son. Based on the decomposition of the body, law enforcement officials believe the deceased person may have died sometime between May 1 and Sept. 28. However, that’s not all.
Kansas City Man May Have Fed 7-Year-Old Son To Pigs After Beating Him To Death https://t.co/sSco08HCNm— NewsOne (@newsone) November 28, 2015
One of the former babysitters has revealed that Michael A. Jones may not have been the only person responsible for the boy’s death. Jones’ wife, the boy’s stepmother, may have also been involved. The unnamed former babysitter insists Jones’ wife “hated that child.”
“She said she hated that child, did not want him there, wanted him gone but just didn’t know how to do it,” one former babysitter said. “She said it wouldn’t be hard to say he went missing because they lived out where they lived which doesn’t, isn’t really wasn’t around too many people.”
According to KPTV, she did purchase livestock in September, which is why investigators assume the little boy may have eaten by the pigs after being beaten to death by his father. Michael A. Jones has been arrested and charged with charged with one count of aggravated battery, one count of aggravated assault with a firearm and one count of child abuse in connection with series of events that occurred on Nov.25.
In addition to the list of charges, Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome A. Gorman has revealed Jones has an extremely high bond set at $10 million, which is the highest appointed in Wyandotte County in the past 34 years. The seven children found inside the home have been placed in the custody of Child Protective Services. At this point, it still unclear whether Heather Jones had any involvement in the boy’s death. The investigation into the little boy’s death will be ongoing. If the remains are confirmed to be Michael A. Jones’ missing son, he could face additional charges.
[Image via Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office]