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The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said it’s believed that Jones killed them in Florida weeks ago, and then stored their bodies and drove them into southern Georgia.

When police arrived at the crash scene Sunday night, deputies “smelled a foul odor” coming from Michael Jones’ van, according to a Brantley County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Michael Jones Jr.
Brantley County Sheriff's Office
Michael Jones Jr.

Detectives identified Jones’ husband, Michael Wayne Jones Jr., 38, as a suspect. On Sunday, Michael Jones crashed his van near Brantley County in southeast Georgia, about 150 miles north of Jones’ last known Florida address.

Deputies “smelled a foul odor” coming from Michael Jones’ van, according to a Brantley County Sheriff’s Office press release.

“You may want to put me in handcuffs,” Jones told deputies, the release says, indicating there was a body in the vehicle.

Casei Jones’ body was found in her husband’s van, according to a Marion County press release.

Michael Jones also admitted to concealing the death of other bodies just prior to the traffic accident, the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office said. The bodies, believed to be of the four children, were found in a wooded area off the highway in Charlton County.

Jones was arrested by Brantley County authorities on charges of driving with a suspended/revoked license, weaving over a roadway and being a fugitive of justice.

Marion County officials said a warrant for second-degree murder charges has been issued for Jones’ arrest. More charges may come, officials said.

“True evil poked its head up here in Marion County,” Sheriff Billy Woods said. “That’s about the only best way to describe it.”