One Body Found, Searchers Still Looking For Three Others In Dauphin Bridge Case

Posted Jan 13, 2008 by KJ Mullins
One of the bodies of the four children thrown from an Alabama bridge have been recovered. The children range in age from a few months to 3 years of age. Their father is in jail charged with four counts of capital murder.
The Dauphin Island Bridge  formally the Gordon Persons Bridge in Alabama. - Photo by Altairisfar
The Dauphin Island Bridge, formally the Gordon Persons Bridge in Alabama. - Photo by Altairisfar
The body of an infant was discovered by a duck hunter five miles west of the Dauphin Bridge on Sunday.
Authorities have been searching for the bodies since Tuesday near the mouth of Mobile Bay. Strong currents have forced the search to be extended toward Pascagoula, Miss. On Friday searchers using sonar technology saw images that they believed to be three of the bodies. The strong current prevented divers from being able to access the area.
Lam Luong, 37, is being held with no bond for the murders of the young victims. The presumed dead are Ryan Phan, 3, Hannah Luong, 2, Lindsey Luong, 1, and Danny Luong, 4 months.
"The inevitable nightmare we have feared has now been confirmed," Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran said Saturday. "We believe, certainly now, that the father of these children threw these children off the Dauphin Island bridge."
Luong had confessed to throw the children from the Dauphin Island bridge. He has since recanted that confession stating that two Asian women took his children and never brought them back home. Witnesses though have placed Luong on the bridge with the children and also leaving the area without the children.
Joe Kulakowski has been appointed as Luong's attorney. He met with his client on Saturday. If Luong is convicted he could face the death penalty or life in prison without parole.