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March 6, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Third Child's Body Found in Bridge Deaths
(2008-01-15)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Search crews have recovered the body of a third child tossed from a coastal Alabama bridge.

Kate Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Mobile County Sheriff's Department, said the body was found today by a Mississippi marine resources crew in an inlet of Crooked Bayou near Pascagoula.

She said the identity of the child was not immediately confirmed but was believed to be one of four young children allegedly dropped from the Dauphin Island bridge by their father, 37-year-old Lam Luong.

He is being held without bond on four capital murder charges. A judge today approved the appointment of a translator to help the Vietnamese-born defendant understand the charges.

The bodies of a 3-year-old boy and his 4-month-old brother were recovered over the weekend in waters a few miles west of the Dauphin Island bridge. Johnson said the third body was found a couple of miles west of where the second body was discovered Sunday.

The children's mother, 23-year-old Kieu Phan, wept last night as she joined others in a candlelight vigil near bayou docks.

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