*Oh my god. Just when you thought crime had hit its lowest low, here comes a new one. A Kansas City father has been accused of torturing and beating his seven-year-old son to death, then feeding his corpse to the pigs in his barn.
Jaws dropped as investigators answered a call by neighbors leading them to the Jones’ house where Michael A. Jones, 44, is said to have shot at his 29-year-old wife, Heather Jones. While the police were on the scene, an anonymous call came in and said they should “check for the human remains of a seven-year-old child.”
The couple and their eight children had moved into the $225,000 home, located in a remote area of Kansas City, about two years ago. Neighbors and former babysitters had a lot to say — and spoke to the authorities in anonymity, claiming the Jones’ house was always filthy, unfit for the children, and that the family had been reported to the Kansas Dept. for Children and Family in the past.
In a press release, the authorities did not get into all of the gruesome details, but they did state that Jones has been charged with one count of aggravated battery, one count of aggravated assault with a firearm, and one count of child abuse in connection with events that happened on November 25th at the 5201 N. 99th Street, Kansas City, Kansas residence.
But reports claim police found the human remains of a child in the barn, and surmised that the child’s corpse may have been fed to the pigs. As far-fetched as this unfathomable cruelty may sound; neighbors persist with stories that the child went missing in September, and they say Heather Jones added pigs to the barn soon after.
Child Protective Services have removed the couple’s other seven children from the home. And no charges have been filed against Heather Jones as of this writing.
This story is definitely not over. An investigation is in progress as we speak.