Father reportedly confesses to killing five missing children, aged 2 to 8, in Alabama

Father confesses to killing his five children, aged 2 to 8, in Alabama

Father reportedly confesses to killing five missing children, aged 2 to 8, in Alabama
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Five missing children from a South Carolina family were found dead in Alabama, and their father confessed on Tuesday to killing them, Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton said. The father, Timothy Ray Jones, reportedly led police to the bodies after his arrest in Mississippi on Saturday on unrelated charges. The children, aged 2 to 8, were found buried, each in a different garbage bag. The children were last seen with their father, who was their primary guardian. Read more about this tragedy at The Clarion-Ledger.

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