Florida man allegedly murdered 'missing' wife, 4 kids, stored their bodies for weeks before dumping them across state lines
Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods told reporters at the press conference: "All we need to know is that’s evil, and evil did something, and evil needs to pay for what he did."
MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA: A 38-year-old man is being questioned by authorities after the bodies of his wife and four children were found in Brantley County, Georgia, around 140 miles north of Marion County.
The mother, 32-year-old Casei Jones, and her four children — 10-year-old Cameron Bowers, five-year-old Preston Bowers, two-year-old Mercalli Jones and one-year-old Aiyana Jones — went missing several weeks ago. Authorities believed they were killed in their Florida home, before being transported to Georgia, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said in a press conference on Monday, September 16.
Hours after authorities discovered the body of the slain mother in a vehicle, they found the remains of the four children. The police refrained from mentioning where the remains of the children were found.
Casei's husband and the father of the slain children, Michael Jones, is the lead suspect in the case. Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods described Michael as "evil" who told the investigators that he and his family met with an accident, which killed his wife and his children. After that, he reportedly disposed of the bodies of his deceased kids.
"As a parent, it breaks my heart. As a sheriff, it angers me," Woods told reporters at the press conference. "All we need to know is that's evil, and evil did something, and evil needs to pay for what he did."
However, authorities believe that the suspect murdered his family members in their Summerfield home and stored their remains for several weeks before using a minivan to drive them across state lines and dump them in an unspecified location.
On Saturday, Casei and the children were reported to be missing by their loved ones, who said that they hadn't heard from them for over a month.
There were no complaints of domestic violence against Michael and his wife never filed for a divorce. He was charged with second-degree murder in connection with his wife's death. He might face additional charges for his children's deaths in the near future.