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Friday
Mar042011

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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