Teen Charged With Abandoning Corpse in Boy's Death

Posted: Apr 27, 2013 8:31 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Apr 27, 2013 9:32 AM

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KANSAS CITY - A Kansas City teenager is charged with abandoning a corpse after the body of a 14-year-old was found in a dirt pile on the city's south side.

A probable cause statement says 17-year-old Jonathon Davis told police the victim was accidentally shot by a sibling and later buried between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Monday under dirt in a nearby cul-de-sac.

The victim's mother reported him missing Monday, but he wasn't found until Wednesday morning after family members heard rumors that he had been accidentally shot inside a townhome and buried nearby.

Davis says nobody called an ambulance because it was obvious the victim was already dead.

Police also arrested two juveniles in connection with the death. They are expected to be charged in juvenile court.

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