Perry teen's adoptive parents in jail on $1 million bond

PERRY - The parents of 16-year-old Sabrina Ray in Perry are in Dallas County jail on a slew of charges connected to her death, though neither individual is facing a first-degree murder charge.

Perry Police held a press conference earlier Thursday morning to give an update on their investigation into Misty and Marc Ray. The Rays were both arrested this morning. Misty faces three counts of neglect, four counts of child endangerment, and one count of child endangerment resulting in death. Marc Ray is charged with three counts of neglect, four counts of child endangerment, and one of child endangerment resulting in death. Both are in jail on a $1 million bond. They appeared in Dallas County court Thursday afternoon.

Police told the press that Sabrina Ray was found dead in her Perry home last Friday. An anonymous call came in to dispatch. When she was found, she weighed 56 pounds and preliminary autopsy results say she was malnourished. A formal cause of death won't be known for weeks, said police. 

Perry Police also informed the media that they had been out to the Rays house on several calls, but wouldn't describe the nature of those calls. 

Two other children were removed from the home. They were 10 and 12-years-old. They're currently in the care of the Department of Human Services, and are being monitored by a physician.

Perry Police said there is one other child who was in the care of the Rays. He is currently not under the care of a physician.

According to a DHS spokeswoman, the Rays will never be allowed to run a day care again.


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