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DADEVILLE, Ala. – A 12-year-old girl found wandering a rural Alabama road alone early Monday led authorities to a gruesome discovery at a nearby mobile home, resulting in at least one arrest.

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In addition to a first-degree kidnapping count, Jose Paulino Pascual-Reyes is also being held on multiple capital murder counts after investigators discovered two decomposing bodies at his Dadeville residence, Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett told WSFA-TV.

Pascual-Reyes, 37, was arrested by U.S. Marshals and local law enforcement in Auburn, Alabama, about 24 hours after a motorist picked up the unidentified girl and called 911, reported.

According to the news outlet, the remains have been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for identification, and Abbett called the investigation “fluid.”

“Things are changing, and I don’t want to jeopardize the identification of our juvenile,” he told

Although it remained unclear Tuesday if the girl knew Pascual-Reyes, court filings indicated that she had been tied to bed posts for nearly a week and kept in a drugged state via alcohol before she managed to escape by chewing through her restraints, WSFA reported.

“We gave her medical attention. She is safe now. We want to keep her that way,” Abbett told

It also remained unclear Tuesday how long the decomposing bodies had been concealed within the Dadeville residence, but Abbett confirmed to the news outlet that Pascual-Reyes had lived at the mobile since February.

Pascual-Reyes was transported to Tallapoosa County, where he awaits a bond hearing, according to WSFA.