Man charged with murder after bodies of wife, 4 kids found

When police smelled a foul odor from the car, the suspect allegedly said: "You may want to put me in handcuffs."

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September 17, 2019 - 11:37 am

(Marion County Sheriff's Office)


OCALA, Fla. (AP/KFTK) - Authorities in central Florida say they believe they’ve found the remains of four young children just hours after their mother was found slain in Georgia. The mother and children were missing for six weeks and police say they suspect the woman's husband killed all five of them.

(Marion County Sheriff's Office)
Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods said Monday at a news conference in Ocala, Fla., that they were able to find the children’s bodies after interviewing their father. The sheriff says Casei Jones, 32, was found about 150 miles away from the family's home, but wouldn’t say where the children’s remains were found.

Police believe Jones's husband, Michael Wayne Jones murdered the victims at their home in Marion County. Detectives believe he stored the bodies at his home and in his van for several weeks before transporting them to Brantley County, Georgia. 

When cops smelled a foul odor from the car, Jones allegedly said: "You may want to put me in handcuffs."

The children ranged in age from 1 to 10 and authorities say two of the children were Michael Wayne Jones's.

So far, Jones has been charged with second-degree murder in Casei Jones's death. 

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