Update: Roy Anthony Prater, 55, has been arrested. He is the boyfriend of Kim Wright. He is charged with concealing a death, cruelty to children in the first degree and possession of a controlled substance.
Two bodies have been located in the backyard of a Georgia home. The Effingham Sheriff’s Dept. arrived at 10 p.m. to the 400 block of Rosebud Place in Springfield, after they received a call about a missing child.
The adults in the home, 49-year-old Elwyn Crocker, step-mother, 33-year-old Candice Crocker, and step-grandmother, 50-year-old Kim Wright stated that 16-year-old Mary Crocker had gone to live with a relative. Eventually, the story changed and they stated that Mary had runaway in October 2018.
The Effingham Sheriff’s Dept. searched the home and grounds of the home and found two bodies buried in the backyard. The police suspect the victims were Mary Crocker and her 14-year-old brother, Elwyn Crocker, Jr., who is believed to have been missing since November 2016.
Three children were living in the home. The third child who has cerebral palsy was taken to the hospital for observation.
The medical examiner will verify the identity of the remains found.
Elwyn, Candice, and Kim, are all charged with concealing the death of another and cruelty to children in the first degree, according to ECSO.