Georgia dad charged in connection with deaths of children worked as Walmart Santa

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Authorities say the Georgia father charged in connection with the death of his two children worked as a Santa Claus at Walmart in the days leading up to his arrest.

The bodies of 14-year-old Mary Crocker and her brother, Elwyn Crocker Jr., were found buried in the backyard of 50-year-old Elwyn Crocker Sr.'s Effingham County home.

Deputies searched the coastal Georgia property after receiving a tip suggesting something bad had happened to the children.

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Investigators say Mary Crocker was last seen in October.

Her brother disappeared in November of 2016.

Neither one was reported missing.

Crocker and three others – 33-year-old stepmother Candice Crocker; 50-year-old stepgrandmother Kim Wright; and Wright's boyfriend, 55-year-old Roy Anthony Prater – have been arrested on charges including child cruelty and concealing a death.