Human remains found at Kansas barn are of a juvenile, coroner says

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Bones of child found amid pigs in Kansas, coroner says.

Human remains of a juvenile were found at a Kansas barn, but determining whether the remains belong to a missing 7-year-old by could take weeks, a coroner said Tuesday. (CNN) – A coroner in Kansas said Tuesday that a child’s bones were found among the pigs on the property of a Kansas City man suspected of killing his 7-year-old son.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.

Jones, 44 — Heather’s husband for about seven years — had been arrested and charged with child abuse, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. Police were initially called to the home last Wednesday for a domestic violence situation involving the suspect’s wife, 29-year-old Heather Jones, Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome A. Gorman declined to address that report but has said investigators described the scene “as one of the worst things that they have ever seen.” Wyandotte County Coroner DR. He said he initially was surprised that she had called on Thanksgiving and then he didn’t believe what she was saying. “I don’t know if I didn’t want to believe her,” he said. “She was just calm, just like we’re talking now. He said the abuse of a child charge is “the tip of the iceberg,” adding that detective work needs to be done. “Be patient,” Gorman told reporters. “The police have been working on this.

Coon told The Star that his conversation with Heather Jones on Thanksgiving was the first time he had talked to his daughter in six months and that he hadn’t been to her home in two years. Ann Bush, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Education, said Michael Jones and his wife registered to home-school their children on July 17, 2012.

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