Police searching New Mexico desert for clues in disappearance of TX baby, parents in custody

Police searching New Mexico desert for clues in disappearance of TX baby, parents in custody
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 12:08pm

El Paso Police have confirmed they are on the scene in the desert near Orogrande, NM searching for clues in the disappearance of 5-month-old Jackson Farrey.

Police Officials say that as of 9:50 a.m. Jackson's body has not yet been found.

The EPPD Mobile Command unit is set up at a gas station in the small community, halfway between El Paso and Alamogordo. A news conference is scheduled for 11am.

As we've reported, 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.

Tuesday afternoon police began a thorough search of the Farrey's rental home on the 7300 block of Cerro Negro in El Paso's West side. They subsequently towed the Farrey's other vehicle, a white-colored Scion TC3.

Jeffrey Farrey was transferred from the custody of the Delta County Sheriffs office on Monday. It was unclear what law enforcement entity took Jeffrey into custody, but he was previously being held on Charges stemming from an Absent without Leave Charge from Fort Bliss, TX. Jenna Farrey is still in custody in Escanaba, MI in the Delta County Sheriffs office on charges stemming from a probation violation.

More charges may be pending. We will continue to follow the story as it develops.

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