RINCON, G. (FOX NEWS/AP) - A Georgia father charged in connection with the deaths of his two children reportedly worked as a Santa at a local Walmart in the days leading up to his arrest.
Elwyn Crocker, 50, who was charged with child cruelty and concealing a death in connection with his killings of his children, was working as Santa Claus at the store in Rincon, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Effingham County sheriff's officials tell news outlets that Crocker; the children's stepmother, 33-year-old Candice Crocker; stepgrandmother, 50-year-old Kim Wright; and Wright's boyfriend, 55-year-old Roy Anthony Prater, have been arrested on charges including child cruelty and concealing a death.
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie says deputies were told Wednesday night that 14-year-old Mary Crocker was feared dead.
He says deputies arrived at the girl's home and were told conflicting stories about how she lived elsewhere. He says deputies searched the property and found the bodies, which are believed to be Mary and her brother, 14-year-old Elwyn Crocker Jr.
Mary hasn't been seen since October, and the younger Elwyn hasn't been seen since November 2016.