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Horrific details are emerging in a kidnapping and double murder case in Tallapoosa County. After a kidnapping investigation, federal, state and local law enforcement uncovered the remains of two bodies in a Dadeville residence.

Jose Paulino Pascual-Reyes has been charged with one count of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of abuse of a corpse.

The two bodies have been identified, but the name of one is not being released, possibly due to the victim being a minor. The victim was only identified in court documents as AOGV, and the second body was identified as Sandra Vasquez Ceja.

Both were killed and dismembered, according to court documents. Ceja was “smothered by a pillow,” and AOGV was “bludgeoned with hands or feet.”

The date of both murders is listed in court documents as July 24.

Court documents further state that Pascual-Reyes cut both corpses into small pieces at the joints in an effort to hide evidence.

This investigation began after authorities were alerted that a 12-year-old girl walking alone in the street was found by a motorist. It is still unclear what relation the 12-year-old had to the other victims or to Pascual-Reyes, if any. Authorities believe she was kidnapped on July 24, the same day the two murder victims were believed to be killed.

The girl was restrained in Pascual-Reyes’s residence for a week and drugged. She eventually chewed through her restraints and escaped the mobile home.

After investigating the kidnapping, U.S. Marshals and Auburn police arrested Pascual-Reyes in Auburn.

It was during a search of the residence that investigators found the two bodies.

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