Alabama authorities identified two decomposing bodies. According toNBC News.
After chewing through her restraints a 12-year old kidnapped girl eventually led Alabama police officers to her kidnapper’s mobile home. They found two decomposing bodies.
The two bodies have been identified as the girl’s mother and brother, who authorities believe was killed by her mother’s boyfriend, NBC News reported.
According to NBC News, Jose Paulino Pascual Reyes, 37, was charged with kidnapping and two counts each of murder and corpse abuse.
According to filed criminal complaints, Pascual-Reyes is accused of strangling Sandra Vazquez Ceja, 34, with a pillow and cutting her body into pieces “in order to hide evidence,” NBC News reported.
According to the outlet the court documents do not describe the younger victim as a child under 14.
Court documents allege the suspect killed the boy by hitting him with his hands and feet, NBC reported, and that his body was also allegedly cut into pieces in an attempt to conceal the crime.
The 12-year-old girl had been drugged, tied to bed posts, and assaulted for nearly a week. Authorities said that she was able to break the braces and chew through her bindings to get out of it.
According to NBC News, Pascual-Reyes was in front of a judge on Aug 3 and was given a stay in jail without bail.