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Missing twins, 73-year-old babysitter found dead

  • Twins Jordan and Taylor Dejerinett and babysitter Jack Girdner had been missing since Sunday
  • Police say bodies found off dirt road Tuesday
  • 22-year-old Deandra Marquis Lee wanted for questioning
Missing twins, 73-year-old babysitter found dead

Authorities in Alabama say the search for two missing children and their babysitter has turned into a triple homicide investigation.

According to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, three bodies found off a dirt road in Lowndes County Tuesday have been identified as those of nine-year-old twins Jordan and Taylor Dejerinett and 73-year-old family friend Jack Mac Girdner.

Police had said all three were last seen alive Sunday when the twins’ mother left them in Girdner’s care of while she went to work. When she went to his house to pick them up later that night, the twins, Girdner and Girdner's car were not there.

An ABI press release states that 22-year-old Deandra Marquis Lee is wanted for questioning in connection with the murder investigation.

The release says Lee is currently out on bond following January 2012 charges of alteration of a firearm, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest and violation of a license to carry a firearm in Dallas County. He is considered armed and dangerous.

According to court records, Lee was also arrested on a third-degree robbery charge and released on $10,000 bond in Lowndes County in February 2012 for allegedly stealing a Honda Accord in July 2011.

Anyone with information about Deandra Lee is asked to call ABI Special Agent Matt Bowman at 334-242-1142, the ABI's anonymous tip line at 800-392-8011 or their local law enforcement agency.

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