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Search Resumes for Last 2 Kids' Bodies

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (AP) - A search resumed today for the bodies of the last two of four young children allegedly thrown from a coastal Alabama bridge by their father after a fight with his wife.

The bodies of 3-year-old Ryan Phan and his 4-month-old brother, Danny Luong, were recovered over the weekend in waters a few miles
west of the Dauphin Island bridge, where authorities say the father, 37-year-old Lam Luong, tossed the children to their deaths on January 7th.

The bodies of the last two - 2-year-old Hannah Luong and 1-year-old Lindsey Luong, 1 - are being sought in nearby waters not far from Bayou La Batre where the family lived.

Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran said the 3-year-old's body was spotted yesterday (Sunday) near shore in Bayou La Fourche Bay, about three miles west of where the infant was found by a duck hunter on Saturday.

Cochran said the last two bodies could be in nearby marshes or taken by the current closer to the Alabama-Mississippi line. The search began last Tuesday.

Luong's appointed defense attorney, Joe Kulakowski, plans to seek court appointment of a Vietnamese interpreter today to help him overcome language barriers in speaking with his client.

Luong came to the U.S. from Vietnam in 1984.

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


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