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Family speaks out after children's bodies found stuffed in suitcases

Ju'Tyra Allen and Jermaine McNeil Ju'Tyra Allen and Jermaine McNeil
Felicia Brown Felicia Brown

DELRAY BEACH, FL (WFLX) - News that Clem Beauchamp had been indicted brought out emotions for Felicia Brown's family. They only learned what happened to her after police identified the bodies of her children, Ju'Tyra Allen and Jermaine McNeil, seven months after Felicia's murder.

Felicia's grandmother fears nothing will heal her broken heart. "I've never seen anybody like him," she said. "How would he like to see his [great] grandchildren in suitcases?"

Barbara Flint has three empty places in her family and her heart.

In March, she found out her great-grandchildren, 6-year-old Ju'Tyra Allen and 10-year-old Jermaine McNeil, had been murdered. Their bodies stuffed in suitcases in a canal. It was shortly after that she learned the body of her granddaughter, the children's mother, Felicia Brown, had been discovered in a landfill. She had been missing since August. The man now facing the death penalty for their murders is Felicia's boyfriend, Clem Beauchamp.

"I don't know how a man could be so cold blooded to do something like that," said Flint. It hurts the family and there's no money that can pay us for the pain that we've gone through."

Flint says Felicia was a kind woman and a hard worker, who supported Beauchamp and her children. She still remembers the last time she saw her granddaughter. Felicia was getting her hair done before a job interview. "That's the last time I saw my baby," she said, wiping away tears. "She kept holding my hand and she was just holding it so tight."

After she didn't see Felicia for a long time, she said Beauchamp told her Felicia was hiding from police. "When I wanted to go see her, he told me, 'No. Don't go. You can't go,'" she said. "He knew there was no Felicia!"

Her most chilling memory is her last time seeing Ju'Tyra and Jermaine. "The last morning he brought the two children to my house and told me he brought them here to say goodbye to me. That somebody was going to come by and pick them up. Felicia was sending somebody to pick them up," she said. "Now, they're dead and gone, and no money can bring them back. No sentence can bring them back."

FOX 29 has also tried to reach out to Clem Beauchamp's family. We had no response.

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