An Alabama man will be charged with murder after investigators found remains believed to be his 3-year-old son. John DeBlase told investigators that he buried his two young children in March and has been cooperating with police in the search for the bodies. Remains of his 5-year-old daughter haven’t been found yet.
The discovery of the boy’s remains in rural Mississippi gives authorities enough evidence to file two murder charges against DeBlase.
DeBlase, 27, is currently being held on charges of child abuse and corpse abuse.
He claims the children were killed by their stepmother, Heather Leavell-Keaton. She is in prison in Louisville, Ky. on child abuse charges. She claims DeBlase poisoned them.
Investigators are trying to sort out the details of this very sad case.