Published: Jul 21, 2010 6:47 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 21, 2010 3:53 PM EDT

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say three young boys spent two days alone with their father's body inside a central Florida trailer home.

Flagler County sheriff's deputies found 24-year-old John Jason Uriarte lying on a mattress Monday. His 3-year-old son was curled up next to him.

Authorities said his 6-year-old son walked down the street and told neighbors something was wrong. The older boy told investigators his dad "never woke up since he went to bed Friday night." The boy also said he fed his brothers and watched TV with them.

The Department of Children & Families is investigating. Lisa Uriarte, the children's mother, said DCF placed them with their great-grandfather.