By MARGARET STAFFORD
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – A district attorney says more charges are likely in the investigation of a missing 7-year-old boy and unidentified human remains found on his father’s property.
Michael A. Jones – a 44-year-old who works as a bail bondsman in Topeka – made his first court appearance Monday on charges of child abuse, aggravated battery and aggravated assault with a firearm.
Police who went to Jones’ home Wednesday to investigate a domestic disturbance were told about the missing boy and human remains were later found in a barn. Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman declined Monday at a news conference to address a report that officials are investigating whether the remains had been fed to pigs.
Six other children living in the house are in state custody.
Investigators call the crime scene one of the most gruesome they’ seen.