Police found bodies of 5 kids allegedly murdered by father
Police found bodies of 5 kids allegedly murdered by father EFE

Authorities in the U.S. state of Alabama have found the bodies of five young children who had been missing for a week and were allegedly murdered by their father, local media reported.
A man confessed to police in Smith County, Mississippi, that he killed his five children and dumped their bodies at a spot between the towns of Greenville and Camden, Alabama, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

A call was received at the Butler County Sheriff, Kenny Harden’s office saying that the police in Smith County, Mississippi, saying they had a man in custody who confessed to killing his five children before "dumping their bodies" somewhere between Greenville and Camden in Alabama. The children, aged between one and eight, were last seen on Wednesday September 3, with their father, Timothy Jones, 32, near their home in South Carolina.

Their mother, who had joint custody of the children with her ex-husband after their divorce, reported them missing to the authorities and they were found on Tuesday. According to the Lexington County Sheriff's Office, Timothy Jones had told his neighbors he was moving out of South Carolina with his children. The father was arrested Saturday in Raleigh, Mississippi, when police detected a strange smell coming from his vehicle and found chemicals used to make methamphetamine, along with synthetic marijuana, bleach, hydrochloric acid, blood and other body fluids. The children's bodies were found around 4 p.m. on Tuesday in a wooded area in east of Oak Hill, Ala., Harden said. While it was not immediately clear how or where the children´s killings took place, according to a statement released by Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton, each child's body was decomposed in an individual plastic bag.

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