While searching Pascual-Reyes’ 家, detectives found two decomposed bodies, 警长说. A forensics team is working to identify the corpses, 他说, and how and when they died wasn’t immediately known. The sheriff further stated that “other people” were living in the residence. The sheriff did not say whether these people were being charged or held in connection with the alleged crimes at the residence.
Pascual-Reyes also faces three counts of capital murder and two counts of abuse of corpse, Abbett said in a news release.
“We’re looking at multiple counts of capital murder, along with kidnapping in the first degree,” Tallapoosa County District Attorney Jeremy Duerr said during the news conference. “而且当然, once we continue and finish our investigation, I feel certain that several more charges will follow.”
Pascual-Reyes awaits a bond hearing at the Tallapoosa County Jail, Abbett said. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had a lawyer.
“This is horrendous to have a crime scene of this nature and also a 12-year-old juvenile to deal with this horrendous situation,” Abbett said, calling the girl “a hero.”
While the Sheriff did not give any details about when the girl might have been kidnapped or any possible relationship with Pascual-Reyes, he did say she had received medical care and was doing well.
“She’s safe now and … we want to keep her that way,” Abbett said.