A former St. Charles resident and graduate of St. Charles East High School whose infant son was found buried in the New Mexico desert is being returned from Michigan to Texas, the Escanaba, Mich., Daily Press reports.
In a story published Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Daily Press said Jenna May Farrey, 20, is scheduled to be picked up today by an El Paso County, Texas sheriff’s deputy. The deputy will fly back with her from the Delta County, Mich., Jail today to return to El Paso County.
She and her husband, Jeffrey Farrey, 22, both former St. Charles residents, were arrested Nov. 17 in an Escanaba motel after they and their two sons, ages 19 months and 5 months, were reported missing two days earlier from their home in El Paso, Texas.
After their arrest, 19-month-old Blake was placed in care of Child Protective Services in Delta County. Their 5-month-old son Jackson was not with them.
Their disappearance, and the discovery of a suicide note in their home, launched an intensive search that ended with the discovery of the couple and their 19-month old son more than 600 miles away on Michigan’s upper peninsula.
Jeffrey Farrey was extradited soon after their arrest. He was charged in a federal warrant with being absent without leave from his duties as a U.S. Army specialist based in Fort Bliss, Texas. Jenna Farrey was arrested on a fugitive warrant for probation violation on her conviction in January of two 2012 child abandonment charges.
Five-month-old Jackson’s body was found Nov. 20, buried in the New Mexico desert.
Jeffrey Farrey has been charged and is being held on $1.5 million bail on a felony count of injury to a child by omission.
Read more in the Escanaba, Mich., Daily Press.
Nov. 23, 2013: Timeline: The Farrey Family Disappearance
Nov. 23, 2013: Jenna Farrey’s Return to Texas to Take Longer Than Thought