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.