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The bodies of Atira Hill, 30, her 7-year-old son, Jaidon Hill, and her husband, Laterry Smith, 34, (pictured above L-R) were discovered this morning in Hermanville, Miss. after the Jackson, Miss. family disappeared over the weekend after a car wreck, reports ABC News.com.
The family was last seen driving away in their tan Dodge SUV on Friday and reported missing the same day. The vehicle was found abandoned and burning upside down in a ditch Saturday morning, said Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones.
Timothy Lydell Burns, 42, who led authorities to an old house where the three bodies were found, was arrested.