Police believe bones discovered near Pattonsburg are those of Joshua Boyd

PATTONSBURG, Mo. (AP) — Police say bones found in a field in Daviess County earlier this week are believed to be those of a man who disappeared after stealing a Kansas City police car in 2014. A farmer found the remains Monday near Pattonsburg.  A shotgun stolen from the police car was nearby.

The Kansas City Star reports the remains are believed to be those of 30-year-old Joshua Boyd. DNA testing of the bones is being done at the Kansas City Crime Lab.  Boyd disappeared after stealing the police car in August 2014. After a chase that reached 100 miles per hour, the car was found abandoned on Interstate 35 in Daviess County.

Boyd was charged with robbery. He had a prior sex crime offense in Utah, and was listed as an absconder on the Missouri sex offender registry.