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Search for Last of Four Children Thrown from Bridge Resumes Today

Bayou La Batre – Searchers fanned out across waterways off the Alabama and Mississippi coasts Thursday didn't find the last of four children allegedly thrown off the Dauphin Island bridge by their father on January 7th.

The bodies of two boys and a girl have been recovered since the search began on Jan. 8.

The search was temporarily halted Wednesday by stormy weather. But as clouds cleared, it resumed Thursday in full force with aircraft, boats and 150 volunteers scouting marshes and shorelines.

The search focusing on an area from Bayou La Batre to Pascagoula, Mississippi is set to continue today, with light rain in the daytime weather forecast.

Sheriff's investigators have asked residents living on the coast from Cedar Point in south Mobile County to Gulfport, Mississippi, to look around their property for a little girl's body that may have washed ashore.

37-year-old Lam Luong, a shrimper from Irvington, has been charged with capital murder in the children's deaths that allegedly occurred after Luong argued with his wife, 23-year-old Kieu Phan.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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