WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - According to a probable cause affidavit release Wednesday morning the body of a 10-year-old girl, who was found inside a pest control truck in West Palm Beach, was that of the daughter of driver Jorge Barahona.
Police found the truck Monday morning, with the girl's twin brother and adoptive father inside. A bizarre story unfolded as police continued to talk to the 53-year-old Barahona Tuesday night, while the boy remained in critical condition.
Barahona, according to the affidavit, traveled north on I-95 from Miami to West Palm Beach on Monday after he placed his deceased daughter in a plastic bag, which he loaded in the rear of his truck. He said he was accompanied by his son.
Jorge said he was distraught over the death of his daughter and intended to commit suicide, according to the affidavit.
The police report said he pulled over north of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and gave a handful of sleeping pills to his son and told him to take them so he could sleep.
The report also said Jorge's son was on his lap as he poured gasoline over his own head and that he intended to ignite a lighter to set himself on fire but couldn't do it because his son was present.
Officials say a caller to the Department of Children and Families abuse hotline reported last week that the twins were being bound with duct tape.
DCF took custody of two other children at the Barahona home Tuesday night. A judge will be asked Wednesday to return them to foster care.
Barahona has been charged with aggravated child abuse.
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