Teen charged with abandoning boy's corpse after accidental shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City teen is one of three people charged after a 14-year-old's body was found buried in a cul-de-sac in Kansas City, Mo.

Jonathon Davis, 17, was charged with abandonment of a corpse Friday. According to the probable cause statement, Davis told police that 14-year-old Montee Ross was accidentally shot and killed by his younger brother. He said he and another juvenile who lives in Montee's home dragged the body down to the basement, and then buried they buried him in a cul-de-sac near the home in the 11500 block of Food Lane.

A 16-year-old was charged with abandonment of a corpse, and Montee's 12-year-old brother was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the case. They are being tried as juveniles.

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Davis, who is being tried as an adult, told police he never called for an ambulance because he knew Montee was dead.

Montee was reported missing on Monday, April 22.

His body was found Wednesday morning after officers saw his hand poking through the dirt. A witness informed police that Davis told him about the accidental shooting, and showed him the body wrapped in a comforter in the basement. He said Davis and a juvenile who lives in the home were cleaning up blood from the scene.

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The witness also told police he saw the two teens carrying what he thought was Montee's body out of the back door between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Monday, and that he later saw Davis carrying two shovels.

Prosecutors requested Davis' bond be set at $100,000. There's been no word whether any other charges will be filed in the case.

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