The Latest: Records suggest years of abuse for Kansas boy

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):

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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