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Man arrested for ‘killing wife and four children, storing their bodies for weeks’

It's been described as 'pure evil'
Marion County Sheriff's Office

A man has been arrested and suspected of killing his wife and four children, before storing them in his home for weeks.

Police in Florida believe Michael Jones murdered Casei Jones and her four children Cameron, 10, Preston, 5, Mercalli, 2, and Aiyanna, 1.

Ms Jones and her kids were reported missing on September 14 after not being seen for six weeks.

Police discovered the body of the woman, 32, when Jones crashed his van.

When officers attended the scene in Brantley County, Georgia, it’s reported they ‘smelled a foul odour’ coming from Jones’ vehicle.

The 38-year-old man then said, ‘You may want to put me in handcuffs because there was a dead body (inside the vehicle)’, reported WKMG-TV.

Michael Jones
Michael Jones (Credit: Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

Jones then led police to where he had dumped the children.

Authorities have not revealed where their bodies were found and it’s currently unclear how Ms Jones and the children were killed.

According to News.com.au, investigators believe Jones murdered his family and stored their bodies in their Florida home, before driving them to across to Georgia in a mini-van.

Michael Jones has currently been charged with second-degree murder in connection with his wife’s death. It’s expected more charges will be announced.

Marion County’s Sherriff, Billy Woods, said, ‘Unfortunately, true evil has poked its head up here in Marion County.

‘As a father, as a parent, it breaks my heart. As a sheriff, it angers me.’

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