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Woman extradited to Ala. in child deaths case

In this undated photo provided by Richard DeBlase, Natalie, left, and Chase DeBlase are shown.

In this undated photo provided by Richard DeBlase, Natalie, left, and Chase DeBlase are shown.  (AP)

The woman accused of torturing two young children who were later killed and dumped in rural Mississippi and Alabama is expected to return to Alabama to face charges.

Heather Leavell-Keaton was to return to Mobile on Sunday, a day after search teams found remains that police believe belong to one of the children.

Police said search teams found the skeletal remains near a county road in Citronelle, about 30 miles north of Mobile.

Investigators believe the remains belong to Natalie DeBlase, who would have turned 5 in late November. Skeletal remains found Wednesday in Mississippi are believed to belong to her 3-year-old brother, Chase.

The children's father, 27-year-old John DeBlase, is charged with murder and corpse abuse.