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Children Dumped in Fla. Canal Identified; Mother's Body Found

WPBF-TV, West Palm Beach(DELRAY BEACH, Fla.) -- Investigators in Delray Beach, Fla. have identified the bodies of a young boy and girl found Wednesday in a canal, according to ABC affiliate WPBF-TV.  They also say they have identified the body of a woman found in a West Palm Beach landfill as their mother.

At a press conference Friday, Delray Beach Police Sgt. Nicole Guerriero said medical examiners have identified the boy as 10-year-old Jermaine McNeil.  Police identified the girl as 6-year-old Ju'tyra Allen.  Police said the two children were brother and sister, but the medical examiners could only confirm that the girl and boy shared similar features.  The medical examiner has not confirm the identity of the young girl.

Sgt. Guerriero added that the body of a woman found Aug. 16 at the Solid Waste Authority, a West Palm Beach processing plant, was identified as Felicia Brown.  Police believe Brown is the mother of the children found in the canal.

Police say Clem Beauchamp of Delray Beach is a suspect in the investigation, but he has not been charged in connection to the case. It is unclear how he may be related to the child victims. But Felicia Brown's sister Margaret Gissome told police that Brown and Beauchamp had dated.

Beauchamp was arrested and taken into custody at the Palm Beach County Jail Thursday on suspicion of possessing a silencer.  The arrest was made in connection to a 2009 federal weapons investigation.

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Body Found Chopped Up, Stuffed in Container with Concrete Yields Few Clues

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- The chopped-up remains of a man found in a container floating in a Florida canal have left police puzzled about the victim's identity and who wanted him dead.

"Whoever did this was heinous," Ft. Lauderdale Sgt. Frank Sousa said. "Whoever did this had no regard and went to great lengths to conceal the identity of this victim."

The container was found floating in a canal that runs behind a Bed, Bath and Beyond superstore, according to local reports. It was discovered by a man who spotted the object floating in the canal that runs behind his home Nov. 6. Police believe the container could have been floating for a few days.

The victim appears to be a white adult male who was about six feet tall.

Despite the gruesome nature of the crime, authorities said few leads have surfaced in their search for anyone who might know the victim or who killed him.

"We don't have any leads, but someone in the public knows something and someone will eventually come forward," Sousa said.

Sousa said investigators are still diving in the water where the container was found, searching for other body parts from the victim that evidentally were not included in the container.

Sousa said there is no connection between this apparent murder and a similar crime in nearby Delray Beach, where authorities found the body of a woman stuffed inside a cardboard barrel in her car last month.

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