Family Now Charged In Death Of Georgia Boy Buried In Yard

Mar 26, 2019

Five relatives charged in the death of a Georgia girl now face charges in the death of her brother as well.

The Savannah Morning News reports their father, 50-year-old Elwyn Crocker Sr., their stepmother and three others are each indicted on two charges of felony murder, child cruelty and concealing a death.

Effingham County sheriff's investigators say a tip led authorities in December to the bodies of 14-year-olds Mary Crocker and Elwyn Crocker Jr, which were buried in their father's yard. Both had been homeschooled and never reported missing.

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The indictment issued last week alleges that like his sister, Elwyn had been beaten, starved and kept in a dog crate.

The defendants are set to be arraigned next month.