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Teen Mom Who Claimed Newborn Son Was Abducted Actually Killed Him, Cops Say


Jenna Folwell, 19, claimed that someone abducted her 4-week-old son, according to police in Chandler, Arizona. Cops say this was a lie and arrested her for the boy’s murder.

The investigation started Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release from the Chandler Police Department. Folwell called 911 and claimed her son was kidnapped, police said. She allegedly said that an unknown suspect put a bag over her head, and she was unable to describe the person. Officers said they went door to door, looked through surveillance cameras, and canvased the area in order to find the child.

Then they arrived at the mother’s home. According to the news release, officers found her door unlocked, entered, searched the residence, and discovered the boy. He was dead.

Cops arrested her on suspicion of first-degree premeditated murder. A Maricopa County clerk told Law&Crime that Folwell has no attorney of record, and prosecutors have yet to formally file charges.

Details from the arrest affidavit, obtained by FOX 10, show that Folwell’s phone search history included “ways to die instantly” and “missing babies case.”

Her bond was set at $1 million.

[Mugshot via Chandler Police Department]

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