The Latest: Kansas clarified moment of contact with the boy killed

TOPEKA, Kansas. – The Latest on the case of a 7-year-old Kansas city, who was murdered and fed to pigs (all times are local):

8:45 pm

Kansas’ child welfare agency says that the last contact was in February 2012 with a boy who was murdered and fed to pigs in 2015, but had later contact with other family.

The Department for Children and Families on Tuesday clarified an earlier statement about the 7-year-old Adrian Jones and his family. The father and step-mother in the prison before his death in Kansas City, Kansas.

A 5 May statement said the ministry is the last contact with the family in February 2012.

The department said Tuesday it was in contact with the stepmother and other family in December 2012. Records also show a social worker spoke with the stepmother over the phone in October 2013.

The agency said the father and stepmother were separated in 2012, and Adrian lived with his father.


3:10 pm

Newly released document shows that Kansas received reports that a boy who eventually was murdered and fed to pigs was physically abused years before his death.

Documents also revealed Tuesday that a social worker was in contact with his father and stepmother by phone more than a year after the state said it lost physical contact with the family.

The Kansas Department for Children and Families in more than 2,000 pages of documents on Adrian Jones. His father and stepmother are serving life imprisonment in his death. Authorities say that Michael and Heather Jones abused, tortured and starved Adrian for his remains have been found in Kansas City, Kansas, in November 2015.

Secretary Phyllis Gilmore has said that the Kansas agency last physical contact with the family in February 2012. But one record shows a social worker said the boy’s stepmother by phone in October 2013.


10:16 pm

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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