KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Heather Jones pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to murdering her 7-year-old stepson A.J., according to a news release from the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office.
Jones pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and two counts of child abuse. She will be sentenced November 14.
The investigation into the case began on November 25, 2015, when KCK police responded to a domestic disturbance at a home in the 5200 block of North 99th Street. While officers were investigating, someone told them the remains of a missing boy could be found at a house nearby. The next day, investigators found remains of a child in a barn on the property.
The news release says a forensics examination identified the remains as A.J.'s. Further investigation showed A.J. had been confined and abused during his life.