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Suspect in canal deaths in federal custody

DELRAY BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Police are back at the home of 37-year-old Clem Beauchamp. He's being questioned in the deaths of two children found dead in a canal Wednesday.

Police say after Delray Beach detectives were finished speaking with Beauchamp he was taken into custody by federal agents on unrelated federal charges.

Police are back at Beauchamp's home at 105 Southwest 7th Avenue. Police say they are searching for evidence, but would not specify what evidence they were looking for. They denied they were digging in his backyard. They also said they do not think there is a third victim.

A Delray Beach police spokesperson could not say if Beauchamp was cooperating.

So far authorities have not stated whether Beauchamp was related to the victims or not.

At a Friday morning news conference police say it does appear children were living in Beauchamp's house.

They say they are still actively looking for the mother of the children. "We haven't been able to confirm where the mother is at this point, that's concerning us. But, we're still actively looking for the mother," said Sgt. Nicole Guerriero, a spokesperson for Delray Beach Police.

Beauchamp does have an arrest record for domestic violence and violating an order pertaining to custody of a child.

"I know that our detectives are very determined in building a very good case. We always work our cases to the fullest. We want to make sure everything we do is correct, so I know that our detectives are working diligently to bring this case to a close and they want to do it the right way," said Sgt. Guerriero.

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