Homicide

Police: Father of 5 children expected to be charged in connection with their deaths

  • This Sunday, Sept. 6, 2014 photo made available by the Smith County Sheriff's Office shows Timothy Ray Jones Jr. On Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, authorities said the father of five children whose bodies were found in Alabama has been charged with child neglect and that other charges are pending. (AP Photo/Smith County Sheriff's Office)

    This Sunday, Sept. 6, 2014 photo made available by the Smith County Sheriff's Office shows Timothy Ray Jones Jr. On Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, authorities said the father of five children whose bodies were found in Alabama has been charged with child neglect and that other charges are pending. (AP Photo/Smith County Sheriff's Office)  (The Associated Press)

  • A group of investigators gather under a light near the crime scene on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Camden, Ala. Wilcox County, Alabama, District Attorney Michael Jackson told The Associated Press that Timothy Ray Jones Jr. is suspected of killing his children in South Carolina and leaving their bodies in a rural area near Camden. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    A group of investigators gather under a light near the crime scene on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Camden, Ala. Wilcox County, Alabama, District Attorney Michael Jackson told The Associated Press that Timothy Ray Jones Jr. is suspected of killing his children in South Carolina and leaving their bodies in a rural area near Camden. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Investigators put up lights around the crime scene Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Camden, Ala. Wilcox County, Alabama, District Attorney Michael Jackson told The Associated Press that Timothy Ray Jones Jr. is suspected of killing his children in South Carolina and leaving their bodies in a rural area near Camden. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Investigators put up lights around the crime scene Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Camden, Ala. Wilcox County, Alabama, District Attorney Michael Jackson told The Associated Press that Timothy Ray Jones Jr. is suspected of killing his children in South Carolina and leaving their bodies in a rural area near Camden. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities expect to charge a South Carolina man in connection with the deaths of his five children after he led them to a secluded dirt road in Alabama where their bodies lay wrapped in individual garbage bags.

Police in South Carolina and Mississippi say Timothy Ray Jones Jr. has been charged with child neglect and that police expect to lodge additional charges against him. He's being held in Mississippi awaiting extradition to South Carolina.

Wilcox County, Alabama, District Attorney Michael Jackson told The Associated Press the 32-year-old Jones is suspected of killing the children in South Carolina before bringing their bodies to Alabama.

Police say the children ranged in age from 1 to 8 and were reported missing by their mother on Sept. 3.