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Perry PD Patch

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May 18, 2017  

Perry Death Investigation
Press Conference - 05/18/2017
Perry Police Department


PERRY, Iowa
-- On May 12th, at approximately 6:30 PM, Perry police officers and Dallas County Paramedics were called to 1708 1st Avenue in Perry in reference to an unresponsive 16 year old female. 

Upon officers arrival the female was found to be deceased.  She was identified as Sabrina Ray and she was an adopted daughter of Marc Ray and Misty Ray.   Her parents were not at home at that time her death was discovered but have since returned home.  Three additional minor children have been removed from the home and are under the supervision of the Iowa DHS. 

An autopsy was conducted on May 15th by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner.  Although final autopsy results are not expected for a few weeks pending further laboratory testing, severe malnutrition was noted by the medical examiner.  Sabrina weighed 56 pounds at the time of her death.

As a result of the Medical Examiner’s autopsy and a coordinated investigation between the Perry Police Department and the Iowa DCI the following individuals have been arrested earlier today without incident and charged:

                        Marc Ray age 41 of Perry has been charged with:

                        1 count – Child Endangerment resulting in death, a Class B Felony
                        4 counts – Child Endangerment resulting in serious injury, a Class C
                                            Felony.
                        3 counts – Neglect or Abandonment of a Dependent Person, a Class C
                                             Felony

                        Misty Ray age 40 of Perry has been charged with:

                        1 count – Child Endangerment resulting in death, a Class B Felony
                        4 counts – Child Endangerment resulting in serious injury, a Class C
                                            Felony.
                        3 counts – Neglect or Abandonment of a Dependent Person, a Class C
                                             Felony

Four of the charges that Marc and Misty each stand accused of are related to Sabrina’s death.  The additional four charges they each stand accused of are related to the two minor, female children that were removed from the home earlier this week.  Both are currently under a physician’s care. 

The Rays operated an in-home daycare and have also served as foster parents in the past.  Investigative leads related to those children are being pursued.

Law enforcement will not be releasing any additional information at this time.

This is an on-going investigation and if anyone has information regarding this investigation you are asked to contact the Perry Police Department at (515) 465-4636.

 

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