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5 children found dead in Alabama; father detained

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5 children found dead in Alabama; father detained 5 children found dead in Alabama; father detained

CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say the father of five children whose bodies were found in Alabama has been charged with child neglect and that other charges are pending.

The Lexington County, S.C., Sheriff's Department said it had obtained an arrest warrant for Jones on a charge of unlawful neglect of a child.

Mississippi authorities said in a news release Tuesday night that 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr. was already in custody in Raleigh, Mississippi, after being detained Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence.

They said Jones' SUV was towed and upon inspection of the vehicle, evidence of a crime was found. They said further investigation led them to the children's bodies.

Wilcox County, Alabama, District Attorney Michael Jackson said the father is suspected of killing the five children in South Carolina and dumping the bodies in Alabama.

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