The bodies were discovered concealed within a house in Troon Avenue, Dundee, following extensive enquiries by detectives and forensic experts.
Formal identification has yet to take place, however relatives of Bennylyn have been informed of the discovery.
Detective Superintendent Graeme Mackie, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said:
"This is a significant development in what has been a particularly challenging enquiry for everyone involved. Bennylyn’s family have been informed of this development and we will continue to support them at this difficult time as our investigation continues. The thoughts of everyone involved in this investigation are with them at this time."
The Detective Superintendent thanks nearby residents and has said:
"I would like to thank the local community for their co-operation with what is a large and complex police operation involving many specialist resources from across Police Scotland."
Mr. Mackie reassures the public by explaining:
"There will continue to be a significant police presence in the area for some time and I would ask anyone with information to please come forward and speak to us."
On Monday 8 March, 2021, a 50-year-old man appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court charged with the murders of Bennylyn and Jellica.
The second child reported missing has been traced and is being supported.