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Update: Police believe body found in NM desert is 5-month-old Jackson, father arrested
By: Jamel Valencia
Update: As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, El Paso police released the mugshot of Jeffrey Farrey, who is facing a charge of injury to a child by omission.
EL PASO, Texas - A body found in a desert area in New Mexico is believed to be that of a missing 5-month-old.
Investigators were out in a desert area in Orogrande, N.M., off of west U.S. Route 54 between El Paso, Texas, and Alamogordo, N.M.
El Paso police spokesman Darrel Petry said, "It is believed to be of the 5-month-old Jackson that was buried."
An El Paso Police Department command center is set up near the area where the body was found.
The Farrey family was reported missing last week and found in Michigan on Sunday.
Jeffrey, 22; Jenna, 20; Blake, 19 months old; and Jackson, 5 months old; were reported missing on Friday.
On Monday, police said that the family was found in a motel in Escanaba, Mich., early Sunday without Jackson.
The body found will be sent to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque for an autopsy, said Petry.
That's where the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator is located.
The case is being investigated by the El Paso Police Department's Crimes Against Persons unit.
Charges are pending, said Petry.
According to jail records, Jeffrey Farrey was booked into the El Paso County Jail on a charge ofinjury to a child by omission. His bail was set at $1.5 million.
Fort Bliss officials said they extradited Specialist Jeffrey Farrey from Michigan Wednesday, and he was turned over to El Paso police.
Officials with Child Protective Services released the following statement about the Farrey family:
Child Protective Services (CPS) is currently working an active investigation with law enforcement. The familys 19-month-old child is in the custody of the state of Michigan at this time. The Farrey family does have prior CPS history in Texas. CPS investigated allegations of neglectful supervision (leaving a young child at home) in June 2012 and continued working with the family thru our Family Based Safety Services program until May 2013.
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