A Boy and Girl, Possibly Siblings, Found Dead in Luggage in C-15 Canal, Delray Beach, Florida

Thu March 03 2011 7:45 pm  http://www.floridacardinal.com/?p=595
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Police said they think they have identified two children whose bodies were stuffed into luggage and dumped in a South Florida canal. Authorities believe the children were siblings, but they have not released their names.

Divers from three agencies were searching water in a canal for additional leads.

Detectives questioning Clem Beauchamp, 34, of 105 Southwest 7th Ave., Delray Beach in the deaths of a girl between ages 6 and 10 and a boy between 10 and 12, according to

Beauchamp walked into the police department around 10 a.m. to talk to Delray Beach police. He waited in lobby, sitting with his head in his hands, rocking back and forth. Minutes later he followed detectives into another room.

Delray Beach police spokeswoman. The children were found Wednesday bobbing in the C-15 canal.

About 9 a.m. Wednesday, police opened a bag reported by a passerby that was floating in the canal and pulled out the body of a girl, who appeared to be between 6 and 12 years old. The bag was a few hundred yards west of the two-lane bridge connecting Carl Bolter Drive and Brant Drive.

Wednesday afternoon police divers found the body of a boy, about 10 to 12 years old, stuffed in a black canvas-type suitcase about one-half mile west of the location where the girl was found.

The girl is described as black and weighing 70-90 pounds. She is just over 4 feet tall and her hair was braided with white or clear beads, according to the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office. She was wearing a short-sleeved shirt, dark-colored pants and blue Polo sneakers.

The boy also was black, and wearing dark blue or black shorts.