The bodies of five missing children have been found in rural Alabama and their father, Tim Jones Jr., is in police custody. WISTV reports the bodies were found at about 5:00 p.m. off a dirt road, just outside Camden, in Wilcox County.
The children’s father told authorities in Mississippi that he dumped the bodies on Highway 10 between Camden and Greenville. He was arrested in connection with the disappearance of his five children, ranging in ages from one through eight. They were reported missing last week.
The children’s mother, who is divorced from Tim Jones Jr., reported the children missing on Sept. 3 after being unable to contact him. They were last seen with their father in Lexington County.
The identities of the children were not released.