BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. – Police found a third body in a Mississippi bayou Tuesday in the search for young children allegedly tossed from a bridge by their father.
The father, 37-year-old Lam Luong, is being held without bond at Mobile, Ala., on four capital murder charges. A judge approved the appointment of a translator on Tuesday.
The body was found by a Mississippi marine resources crew near Pascagoula, said Kate Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Mobile County Sheriff's Department.
The identity was not immediately confirmed but police believe it is one of the children.
On Monday, family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil near bayou docks where the bodies of two of the four children were brought after being found near shore over the weekend.
The children's mother, 23-year-old Kieu Phan, wept as she joined others in the candlelight service on the Alabama Gulf coast.
The bodies of a 3-year-old and his 4-month-old brother were recovered over the weekend. The third child's body was found near the Chevron Refinery in Pascagoula, Miss., according to police.
Luong, a shrimp boat worker, moved the family back to the bayou area after living for about two years in Hinesville, Ga.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.