Third Child's Body Found in Search For Kids Thrown From Bridge Found | News |

Third Child's Body Found in Search For Kids Thrown From Bridge Found | News |

Published February 11, 2008

UPDATED Jan. 15, 2008 – Three of the four children allegedly tossed into the Mississippi Sound from the Dauphin Island Bridge last week by their father, have been found.

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Police say the body was found by a Mississippi marine resources crew near Pascagoula. The identity of the child had not been confirmed, but police believe it is one of the children.


Two men fishing for oysters Sunday morning found the body of the oldest child, 3-year-old boy Ryan Phan, and on Saturday, a duck hunter discovered the boy's infant brother, Danny Luong. Their sisters, Hannah Luong, 2, and Lindsey Luong, 1, are still missing.

Authorities believe that the remaining two bodies could be in the same area or shifted by current closer to the Alabama-Mississippi line.

A search for the children, ranging in age from a few months to 3 years, began Tuesday after prosecutors said the father, Lam Luong, confessed.

Luong later recanted, claiming two Asian women took the children and never returned them.

Luong, 37, was a shrimp boat worker in Irvington who is now facing four counts of capital murder after confessing to throwing his four children over a bridge.  If convicted he could face the death sentence or life in prison without parole.

Luong's relatives tell The Associated Press he had a crack cocaine habit, and the family initially feared he had traded the children for drugs.

Written by BET-Staff


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