KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Wyandotte County District Attorney has charged a 44-year-old man for torturing or cruelly beating his 7-year-old son and battering a 29-year-old woman. Michael Jones faces aggravated battery, aggravated assault with a firearm and child abuse in connection with crimes alleged to have happened on Wednesday in the 5200 block of North 99th Street.
On Thursday investigators discovered human remains in a shed at the property. Police are working with forensic examiners to determine if those remains are a 7-year-old boy who was reported missing, and a confirmed identity is still pending. Jones has not been charged with murder, but is being held on a $10 million bond.
Neighbors told FOX 4 they heard gun shots on Wednesday, but they also said that's not unusual for that area. During the course of an investigation, police say they were notified that Jones' 7-year-old son had been missing for some time. That led police to return to the property Thursday with a search warrant. The district attorney says the woman Jones is accused of assaulting lived in the same home he did where the investigation is taking place.
Jones is expected to make his first court appearance on Monday. Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS or text TIP452 with details to CRIMES (274637).