KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A suspect has been detained in the slayings of two children whose bodies were found in a remote wooded area of western Jamaica earlier this month, police said Sunday.

Investigators with the Jamaica Constabulary Force said the male suspect is believed to have abducted and murdered the youngsters about two weeks ago in the Martha Brae area of northern Trelawny parish.

The 10-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy were reported missing after they left a beach outing with a strange man. They went to the beach on July 13 with six other children and one adult.

Their bodies were found two days later in a pond by local men who were trapping crabs.