The body of a 5-month-old boy had been buried in the New Mexico desert for as long as a month before its discovery in the days after the bizarre Nov. 15 disappearance of the former St. Charles couple who are the boy’s parents.
KETK NBC, based in Tyler, Texas, reports that a prosecutor made the revelation about the timing of the baby’s burial Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, during a hearing in which an El Paso, Texas judge denied a requested bond reduction for Jeffrey Farrey, the father of 5-month-old Jackson Farrey.
Assistant District Attorney Penny Hamilton said that Jeffrey Farrey told his parents about Jackson’s death, KETK NBC reported, and that he told them as he and wife Jenna Farrey fled with their older, 17-month-old son Blake from their El Paso home to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
A note the couple left in their home when they went missing on Nov. 15 indicated that they planned to kill themselves, according to earlier media reports. Authorities found the couple with Blake two days later in an Escanaba, Mich., hotel. The couple was arrested and Blake was taken into protective custody. Since then, the couple have been returned to Texas.
Authorities on Nov. 20 announced they found what they believed were the remains of Jackson. According to KETK NBC, Hamilton said a cause of Jackson's death has not been determined yet, and that an autopsy of the infant won’t be completed for a few weeks, when results from some tests are due.
Dec. 4, 2013: Judge Denies Bail Reduction for Jeffrey Farrey
Dec. 3, 2013: See Jenna Farrey’s Return to Texas
Nov. 23, 2013: Timeline: The Farrey Family Disappearance
Nov. 23, 2013: Jenna Farrey’s Return to Texas to Take Longer Than Thought