Delray Beach canal deaths: Fla. police release names of children, link murdered woman to case

Fla. Canal Deaths: Delray Beach police release names of children, link murdered woman to case
Clem Beauchamp
Delray Beach Police Dept.
(CBS/WPEC) DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Delray Beach police investigating the deaths of two children whose bodies were found in luggage dumped in a canal have tentatively confirmed their identities, and have also tentatively confirmed that the children's mother is the unidentified woman whose body was found in a West Palm Beach landfill in August.

According to CBS affiliate WPEC, the two children, 10-year-old Jermaine McNeil and 6-year-old Ju'Tyra Allen, were identified through dental records and linked to their slain mother, 25-year-old Felicia Brown, through the tattoos on her body, which bore their names, Sgt. Nicole Guerriero, spokeswoman for the Delray Beach police department, said Friday.

However, the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner has yet to reveal a cause of death for either child, reports The Orlando Sentinel.

West Palm Beach police would not comment on their investigation into Brown's death, but said they are waiting on DNA evidence to confirm her identity.

According to The Orlando Sentinel, Brown's severely decomposed body was discovered Aug. 16 at Palm Beach Resource Recovery.

Authorities said Brown and her two children lived with the suspect, 34-year-old Clem Beauchamp.

It is believed that Beauchamp, Brown and another woman, Michelle Dent, were involved in a violent love triangle and that the situation was "domestic-related," says WPEC.

The bodies of Jermaine and Ju'Tyra were found Wednesday. The girl's body was in a duffel bag. The boy was discovered hours later in a suitcase about a half-mile away.

Although no charges have been filed in the killings, Beauchamp was in jail Friday on unrelated weapons charges and illegal possession of a firearm silencer, as police scoured his Delray Beach home for evidence.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Delray Beach Police Detective Pete Sosa, 561-243-7828; Detective Jason Jabcuga, 561-243-6220; or Crime Stoppers, anonymously, 800-458-8477.

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