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Mo. cops hunt for child abuse clues hidden in jars

LEXINGTON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities plan to resume their search of a rural western Missouri property where they believe they may find bodies and buried glass jars with notes written by children who may have documented sexual abuse.

The property was once owned by two of five family members arrested Tuesday. The search ended at sunset Wednesday and was expected to resume Thursday morning.

The five are charged with several felonies, including forcible sodomy, rape with a child younger than 12 and use of a child in a sexual performance.

The allegations include bestiality, forcing children into fake marriages with relatives and making an 11-year-old have an abortion. They date from 1988 to 1995.

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