Carolina Father Accused of Killing Newborn, Toddler

Sometime after police found and arrested him for the aforementioned crimes, they discovered the bodies of the two little girls inside of a parked auto in a forested area.

Four-day-old Genesis Freeman and 2-year-old Serenity Freeman were found fatally stabbed inside a auto in the North Carolina woods Saturday.

Deputies say the girls were found off of NC Highway 211 and Army Road in Raeford and were stabbed to death.

The two children have been identified as 2-year-old Serenity Freeman and 4-day-old Genesis Freeman, according to a news release from Fayetteville police.

Freeman was then subsequently charged with the murder counts, the Hoke County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. According to the coroner's report, both children have been stabbed multiple times before being shoved in the back of Freeman's truck. Everybody's taking this real hard. According to WRAL, 30-year-old Tillman Freeman III had already been charged with child abuse and child endangerment Friday after he allegedly refused to give any information to police regarding his missing children. He has since been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Fayetteville police said the mother went to the hospital by herself and left the girls with Tillman Freeman.

Freeman and his wife had an argument during which he accused her of cheating on him.

They have not said who they think killed the children, who were reported missing following a domestic dispute. Peterkin said Freeman took the two girls with him and "left in a rage". That was when she called the police to report that her daughters were missing. The relative stated, "I feel sad and hurt, but there's nothing I can do about it". Freeman is also the father of a son who is five years old.

It is not known at this time whether Freeman has entered a plea.