Kansas child-welfare chief ‘deeply saddened’ by boy’s death

TOPEKA, Kansas. – The head of Kansas’ child welfare agency said they were “deeply saddened” by the killing of a 7-year-old boy, whose remains were fed to the pigs, and that state case workers did what they could.

As the director of the Kansas Department for Children and Families Phyllis Gilmore offered this perspective on Tuesday her office was the release of roughly 2,000 new unsealed pages of the many cases where the family of Adrian Jones.

Adrian’s remains were found in November 2015 on the family in Kansas City, Kansas, rental of real estate. The boy’s stepmother and father have pleaded guilty to murder charges in Adrian’s death and are serving life sentences.

Gilmore says Jones’ father and stepfather “worked constantly to evade our intervention” by the move between Missouri and Kansas. Gilmore says her agency’s last contact with the family in 2012.

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