5 Kids Found Dead: South Carolina Father Charged With Murder


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Timothy Jones Jr., a South Carolina Father, is facing murder charges for allegedly killing his five young children. The Associated Press reported that he wrapped their bodies in garbage bags, then drove 400 miles into Wilcox County, Alabama to dump them. Yesterday, Jones lead investigators to that site, so they could transport them back to Lexington, South Carolina.

“I made a promise to these children's mother that I would bring these children home and I was not going to go back on that promise,” Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty said.

Another Associated Press report stated that police believe he acted alone, killing all five of the children (ages 1 to 8) at the same time by unknown means. An autopsy is set to begin tomorrow, which will hopefully lead to some answers.

Jones was pulled over in Mississippi and arrested for driving under the influence, according to Reuters. When police searched his car, they found bleach, hydrochloric acid, blood and possible bodily fluids. Jones later showed them the bodies of his children. "I'm a father of two, and I can't imagine what goes through a man's head when he does this," Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton said said. "It was a horrible, horrible crime."

Marlene Hyder, a former neighbor of Jones told the Associated Press that she often saw Jones' children dressed in dirty clothes. Jones even threatened to shoot one of her dogs. "He was a nut," she said, but didn't call the police because Jones claimed the gun he had was just a BB gun. "It wasn't a BB gun," Hyder explained. "It was a real gun. I know what one looks like, but I didn't want to cause any more trouble."