While doing simple checks, Georgian policemen made the macabre discovery of the bodies of two teenagers in their father’s garden.
Effingham County sheriff’s office agents had gone to Elwyn Crocker’s home in Guyton last week after an informant told them that a teenager had been missing since October and could be dead.
Those present in the house during the police visit first lied that the girl was living with her mother.
A few days later, the police found 14-year-old Mary Crocker’s body in the yard of the house.
They also found the body of her brother Elwyn Crocker Junior, by her side.
The teenager, whose disappearance had never been reported, had not been seen since November 2016.
The sheriff’s office thinks the boy was killed at the time, CNN reports.
Four people were arrested in this sordid story.
The father of the children, Elwyn Crocker, 49, the mother-in-law, Candice Crocker, 33, and her mother, Kim Wright, 50, have all been accused of concealing murder and mistreatment.
Another child was found alive in the dwelling. He was taken to be examined and entrusted to the social services.
“It’s been 41 years since I was a policeman. This is one of the first times I cry when thinking of a case. I do not understand how we can do that to children. It’s horrible, “sheriff McDuffie said.
The circumstances of the two teenage girls’ deaths are unknown at the moment.
Dennis Nordstrom was born and raised in Tampa. Dennis has worked as a freelance journalist for nearly a decade and written for Tribune Media, the AP and MSNBC. As a journalist for Gator Ledger, Dennis mostly covers community events and human interest stories.