Autopsy results are still pending on the remains recovered in Redding on Friday

By Chris Harris
December 16, 2015 01:00 PM
Redding Police Department

Police have released the names of the two missing children they suspect are the brother and sister whose remains were recovered Friday from a rented storage unit in Redding, California, on Friday evening.

In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, authorities claim that the missing kids – 3-year-old Delylah Tara and her 6-year-old brother, Shaun Tara – were under the care of aunt Tami Joy Huntsman. Huntsman was charged with child abuse and torture Friday evening along with her 17-year-old boyfriend, Gonzalo Curiel.

It is not yet known if Delylah and Shaun are, in fact, the two children whose bodies were found stuffed into a storage bin on Friday. But authorities say Huntsman and Curiel are considered suspects in the deaths of the unidentified children.

Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter.

Police allegedly discovered the bodies of the children while investigating the near-fatal beating of a 9-year-old girl who is believed to be their older sister.

Huntsman and Curiel are each being held in the Plumas County Jail on $1 million bail.

Police have yet to disclose how the two children were killed.