Human Remains Found In Backyard Of Man Facing Child Rape Charges

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve found human remains in the backyard of a central Florida man already facing child rape and kidnapping charges.

Port Orange police say 44-year-old James Maxwell is a suspect in the death of the person they found. Officials say they have a good idea of who it is, but they won’t release the identity publicly until it’s confirmed by a medical examiner. They did confirm that the body was extremely decomposed and had likely been there for more than a year.

Maxwell — a convicted felon — has been in jail since December, when authorities say he abducted a 9-year-old girl, drove her to a wooded area and raped her. He then dropped her off the next morning at Port Orange police headquarters.

Volusia County jail records didn’t list an attorney for Maxwell.

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