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Kansas man says daughter told him boy was killed

Associated Press - December 1, 2015 9:38 pm

The latest on a case where police discovered human remains at a Kansas barn while investigating a domestic distrubance (all times local):

6:15 p.m.

A Kansas man says his daughter told him that a 7-year-old boy she lived with in Wyandotte County had been killed and his body was fed to pigs.

Jeff Coon, of central Kansas, told The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1HF79yZ) Tuesday that his daughter, Heather Jones, called him Thanksgiving Day and said her husband, Michael Jones, had killed the boy before feeding the body to pigs.

Coon said his daughter was not upset during the conversation and told him the boy’s death would soon be all over the news. Coon hasn’t talked to his daughter since that phone call.

Police have said they found human remains in a barn at the Jones house. A coroner says the remains are those of a juvenile.

Michael Jones was charged Monday with child abuse, aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

4:30 p.m.

A coroner says human remains found at a Kansas barn are those of a juvenile, but tests to determine whether they belong to a missing 7-year-old boy will take weeks.

Police found the remains after investigating a domestic disturbance at the home of the boy’s father, when they were notified the boy was missing. Michael A. Jones has been charged with child abuse, aggravated battery and aggravated assault with a firearm.

Wyandotte County Coroner Alan Hancock said Tuesday the remains are of a juvenile and they’ve been sent to a forensic anthropologist who will determine the child’s age. Hancock will do additional DNA testing aimed at identifying the child.

It’s unclear if Jones has a lawyer. His father, Jerome Jones of Baltimore, says his son would never hurt a child.

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