HOUSTON (AP) — The father of two missing children has led investigators to the children's charred remains, police said Saturday.

Police found the remains of Randy Sylvester Jr., 7, and his sister Denim Sylvester, 3, packed in a wooden chest and a suitcase and left in a wooded area in southeastern Houston, about 5 miles from their home in suburban Pasadena, said Vance Mitchell, a Pasadena police spokesman.

Their father, Randy Sylvester Sr., 27, led searchers to the remains late Friday after a week of misleading statements about where the children were located, Mitchell said. Sylvester remained jailed Saturday on an assault charge stemming from an alleged Monday night attack on the children's mother, Jerilynn St. Cyr.

Police found the children's remains after community activist Quanell X interceded with the father at the request of the children's mother, Mitchell said.