The children’s father, Elwyn Crocker Sr., 50, now faces charges of felony murder, child cruelty and concealing a death. The same charges also have been filed against his wife, Candice Crocker, 33; her mother, Kim Wright, 50; and Wright’s boyfriend, Roy Anthony Prater, 55. Candice Crocker’s brother, Tony Wright, 31, has been charged with cruelty to children and felony murder.
The felony murder charges are only related to the death of Mary Crocker, the sheriff’s office said.
All suspects remain in jail.
The sheriff’s office found the bodies after a 911 caller expressed concern for the teenage girl’s whereabouts. Deputies responded to the family’s home outside the city of Guyton, a rural town about 30 miles from Savannah. An interview with the father led deputies to dig up a spot near the family’s dog pen on the edge of the backyard.
Both children were home-schooled, and neither had ever been reported missing.