UK Police Free 3 Suspects on Bail in Truck Deaths Case

Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, on Oct. 23, 2019. (Alastair Grant/AP)

Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, on Oct. 23, 2019. (Alastair Grant/AP)

LONDON—British police released three people on bail on Sunday, Oct. 27 after questioning them in the deaths of 39 people found hidden in a shipping container in southeastern England.

A 38-year-old man, a 38-year-old woman—both from the northern English town of Warrington—and a 46-year-old man from Northern Ireland were questioned on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people.

truck container
truck container
Police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies in Thurrock, South England on Oct. 23, 2019. (UK Pool via AP)

The bodies were found early Wednesday in an industrial park in southeastern England.

Essex Police on Saturday charged the driver of the truck, 25-year-old Maurice Robinson of Northern Ireland, with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration, and money laundering. He is to appear in court Monday.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Pasmore
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Pasmore
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Pasmore speaks to the media during a press conference at Grays Police Station in Essex on Oct. 26, 2019. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

Up to 24 families have reported to local authorities their missing children as of Sunday afternoon, VNExpress website reported. Police said their investigation includes over 500 exhibits, including mobile phones which have to be downloaded to help identify the victims.

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