MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The woman accused of torturing two children who were later killed and dumped in rural Mississippi and Alabama has been booked into an Alabama jail after being extradited from Kentucky.
A sergeant at the Mobile County Jail says Heather Leavell-Keaton was booked into the jail on child abuse charges early Monday and is being held without bond.
Mobile Police Maj. Kara Rose says that on Saturday, search teams found human remains that investigators believe belong to Natalie DeBlase, who would have turned 5 in late November. Remains found Wednesday in Mississippi are believed to belong to her 3-year-old brother, Chase.
The children's father, John DeBlase, is charged with two counts of felony murder and two counts of corpse abuse.
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