Body of 5-month old TX baby recovered in New Mexico desert

Body of 5-month old TX baby recovered in New Mexico desert
El Paso Police Department

POSTED: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 4:52pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 4:56pm

KTSM — El Paso Police have confirmed that they have recovered the body of an infant that they believe to be 5-month-old Jackson Farrey. 

The Farrey family, Fort Bliss Army soldier Jeffrey Farrey, 22, his wife, 20-year-old Jenna Farrey, and their two children, Blake, 19-months, and Jackson Farrey, 5-months, along with their family dog were reported missing on Friday, November 15. Police were called to check on the Farrey family after Jeffrey failed to report to his station at Fort Bliss on Friday morning.

Saturday, the Farrey's landlord,Octavio Hidalgo discovered that the Farreys left behind an alleged suicide note in their home. The landlord, not expecting the Farreys to return was allowed to enter the home and began cleaning what he described as filthy, and inhumane.

The Farreys were subsequently found on Sunday in Escanaba, Michigan at the Eagle's Nest Motel, a small 12-room hotel less than a mile from the shores of Lake Michigan. At that time, Jeffrey, Jenna and 19-month old Blake were discovered, but the youngest member of the Farrey family, 5-month old Jackson was not with them.

El Paso Police say that officers pinpointed the location late Tuesday evening, but found the remains Wednesday morning in the desert west of US-54 near the Outpost at Orogrande, NM. EPPD say they are involved in a multi-agency investigation at including multiple law enforcement offices from Michigan, Illinois, Texas and New Mexico including FBI and U.S. Border Patrol.

The body will be transported to the University of New Mexico Medical examiners offices in Albuquerque, NM for a full autopsy.

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