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Suspect in custody after children found in canal

Clem Beauchamp Clem Beauchamp

DELRAY BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Delray Beach police are questioning a man in the deaths of two children found in a canal Wednesday.

The identified the suspect as Clem Beauchamp. He is 37 years old, and police have secured his house and erected crime scene tape at the home on Southwest 7th Avenue.

They did not say if he was related to the victims.

He has previous arrests for domestic violence and violating an order pertaining to custody of a child.

The body of a girl, who appeared to be between 6 and 10 years old, was found in a duffel bag around 9 a.m. Wednesday in the C-15 canal.

Police were doing a routine search for evidence, when they found the second child, a boy, stuffed in a suitcase around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Rochelle Ritchie contributed to this report.

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