• Deputies: 4 children found dead in Florida after missing woman's body was found

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    MARION COUNTY, Fla. - The bodies of four children found Monday in Georgia are believed to be those of four missing Marion County children whose 32-year-old mother's body was also found in Brantley County, Georgia, on Monday, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.

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    Deputies said the family of Casei Jones reported her as missing Saturday after not having seen her in six weeks.

    Investigators said they identified Jones' husband, Michael Jones Jr., as a person of interest in her disappearance and that he was found Sunday in Brantley County, Georgia, after being involved in a crash.

    Deputies said Casei Jones' body was found in the vehicle Michael Jones Jr. was driving.

    Investigators said Michael Jones Jr. later led them to the remains of four children.

    Deputies said the remains have not been positively identified but that they are believed to be those of Casei Jones' four missing children -- Cameron Bowers, 10; Preston Bowers, 5; ​​​​Mercalli Jones, 2; and Aiyana Jones, 1.

    Detectives said they believe Michael Wayne Jones Jr. killed the victims at their Southeast 86th Terrace home near Sunset Harbor Road and U.S. 441 in Marion County's Summerfield neighborhood.

    Investigators said they believe he stored the bodies at his home and in his van for several weeks before taking them to Georgia. 

    Deputies said a warrant has been issued for Michael Wayne Jones Jrs arrest on a charge of second-degree murder and that more charges are forthcoming.

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