Kids' Bodies Stuffed in Luggage, Dumped in Canal

Florida police trying to identify children's bodies
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2011 2:00 AM CST
Kids' Bodies Stuffed in Luggage, Dumped in Fla. Canal
The bodies were found about a half-mile apart in the canal that separates Delray Beach from Boca Raton.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – The bodies of two children have been found stuffed in luggage in a South Florida canal and police divers are searching the area in case there are more. A girl aged between 6 and 12 was found in a duffel bag in the canal near Boca Raton, and a boy aged between 10 and 12 was found about half a mile away. Police are trying to identify the children, both of whom are black, but they have no clues as to their identities, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports

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"We're devastated, and someone is missing these children," a police spokeswoman said. "Somebody's missing these kids, whether it's a teacher, a grandfather, a grandmother, an aunt, and we need them to call." Police say that the canal's easy access means anyone could've dumped the bodies. "It's the saddest and sickest thing," said a neighbor. "You have to wonder what these kids might have endured before today." (Read more Florida stories.)

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