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Hinesville Neighborhood Reacts to Kids Found in River

Stuffed animals now sit on the front porch in memory of four small children. Stuffed animals now sit on the front porch in memory of four small children.

HINESVILLE, GA--The search continues for the last of four children who authorities believe were thrown off an Alabama bridge by their father last week.

Police say Lam Luong confessed to killing his four children, but then two days later changed his story claiming that he didn't do it and felt pressured into making a false statement. this week the story took yet another twist when one of the bodies washed ashore.

Luong and his family used to live in Liberty County up until a month ago. See No Bond for Man Accused of Throwing Kids Off Bridge. We went back into the neighborhood were Luong used to live in Hinesville and spoke with neighbors now that three of the four kids have been found.

The rainy weather describes how the people in this small neighborhood are feeling. "It's horrible just so sad that people have things going on and they take it out on people so close to them," said Jay Horton.

Stuffed animals now sit on the front porch in memory of four small children. A home where they along with their mother and father, Lam Luong lived until just recently.

Mara lives just across the street from where the Luong family used to live. "It's hard to believe that kids you seen and just stuff like that happens it's like oh my god," said Mara.

WTOC was in this neighborhood about a week ago, and in fact we broke the news to several of the neighbors about what happened. And now that three of the kids have been found, neighbors want to know why.

"I hope whoever is punishing him has as much mercy as what he did for them," said Mara.

Neighbors may have no mercy for Lam Luong, but have deep sympathy for the mother who now is dealing with the loss of her four children. "I can't imagine what she is going through I would be going out my mind," said Mara

"I send my hopes and prayers out to them it's gonna be a tough time for them," said Joy Horton.

Luong will be back in the court on March 5 for his preliminary hearing.

Authorities are still searching for the fourth child.

Reported by: Brooke Kelley, bkelley@wtoc.com

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