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Autopsy: Body found in NM desert identified as baby Jackson Farrey
By: Jamel Valencia
The official documents identifying the remains found in a desert area in New Mexico confirm it was the body of 5-month-old Jackson Farrey, investigators discovered.
The Office of the Medical Investigator at the University of New Mexico released the autopsy of Jackson to KFOX14 Wednesday morning.
The document states that Jackson was located in a in a shallow grave in the desert just west of Oro Grande in New Mexico.
When found, Jackson was clothed in a soiled diaper and wrapped in a fleece blanket, indicated the autopsy.
Because Jackson's body was found "severely decomposed with mummification and partial skeletonization of the skull," examiners could not determine how the infant died.
It also stated no structural anomalies of the organs were identified. Extensive dissection of the soft tissues and skeleton did not reveal any evidence of injuries.
Examiners noted in the report measurements of Jackson's skeleton indicated he may have been slightly under-developed for his reported age.
A toxicology examination revealed a minimally elevated level of ethanol (alcohol). Examiners stated the level of ethanol found is most consistent with post-mortem production of ethanol from the breakdown of the tissues.
KFOX14 first reported Jackson missing along with his mother, father and brother in November.
The Farrey family -- Jeffrey, 22; Jenna, 20; Blake, 19 months old, were later found days later in Michigan. Jackson was nowhere to be found.
El Paso police investigators uncovered the Jackson's body on Nov. 20.
Jenna and Jeffrey are currently being held at the El Paso County Jail. Blake is under the care of Texas Child Protective Services.