When Jones, 44, was first held on suspicions of assaulting his wife at their home and firing a gun at her, police didn’t suspect they would make a shocking discovery at the home he shared with his wife and kids.
Acting on a tip off, the police detectives searched the family’s backyard in Wyandotte County, where they found the decomposing remains of their missing son.
Local women, who knew the family, said the couple had eight children, but their son had gone missing earlier this year. They also claimed Jones’ wife added livestock to the barn in September.
“Their house was horrible”, WSFA.com quoted an anonymous woman as saying. “Their house was just filthy. The kids lived in filth. Trash everywhere. Dried food all over the house”.
It was also learnt that former babysitters, who worked for the family, revealed that several people reached out to the Kansas Department for Children and Families with concerns about the Jones children.
The seven other children are believed to be safe and in protective custody.
According to a police source, investigators fear the remains are the result of the child being fed to pigs after being beaten to death although the remains have yet to be identified.
The police have now charged Jones with battering and assaulting his wife on Wednesday and also with “torturing or cruelly beating” his 7-year-old son sometime between May 1 and Sept. 28.
He is expected to make his first appearance in Wyandotte County District Court tomorrow.