A man from Kansas City, US, has been accused of beating his young son to death and feeding him to pigs.
44-year-old Michael Jones was initially arrested for assaulting his wife, 29-year-old Heather Jones, at their home and firing a gun at her.
When police started to investigate, however, someone told them that they should search the family’s back garden.
The next day, they discovered the decomposing remains of Jones’s seven-year-old son.
Locals who knew the couple said they had eight children, aged between one and 11, but their son had gone missing earlier this year.
They also claimed Jones’s wife added livestock to their barn in September.
Investigators are worried that the remains of the child were fed to pigs, according to a police source. The corpse has yet to be formally identified.
‘Their house was horrible,’ one woman told local station WSFA on condition of anonymity. ‘Their house was just filthy. The kids lived in filth. Trash everywhere, dried food all over the house.’
And former babysitters for the family said a number of people had contacted child services about the kids. The seven other children are now believed to be in protective custody.
Source – Metro