Kansas Man Charged With Abuse After Human Remains Found

A Kansas City, Kansas, man has been charged with child abuse after police responded to an armed disturbance that led them to discover human remains at a barn on his property.

Forty-four-year-old Michael A. Jones also was charged Friday with aggravated battery and aggravated assault with a firearm. He is being held on $10 million bond. The Wyandotte County prosecutor’s office didn’t immediately respond to an email asking whether he had an attorney who could comment.

The prosecutor’s office said in a news release that he is accused of battering a woman and “torturing or cruelly beating” his 7-year-old son. Police said that while responding to the disturbance they were told that the boy had been missing for “an extended period of time.”

The remains found haven’t been identified.