Moms of 11 children found at New Mexico compound arrested

Father who took missing Clayton County child found in New Mexico; Kid still missing

On August 2, Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe of Taos County in New Mexico issued a search warrant describing "a makeshift compound surrounded by tires and an earthen berm" in a subdivision in the rural community of Amalia, where Wahhaj along with adult Lucas Morten were thought to be in hiding.

"The children are in our custody and our number one priority right now is their health and safety", New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department Secretary Monique Jacobsons said in a statement.

Deputies found no fresh water and only "a few potatoes and a box of rice" for food in the filthy trailer.

A father who took his now-missing child out of Clayton County a year ago was found in New Mexico, although the child is still missing.

At that time the father and son were traveling with two adults and five children and told officers they were going to New Mexico for a camping trip, according to police.

The Sheriff's Office Response Team moved on the compound Friday morning with help from state investigators. Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was arrested Friday with another Atlanta man, Lucas Morten, in Amalia, New Mexico. I've never seen anything like this.

When Wahhaj was captured, police say he was heavily armed with an AR15 rifle, five loaded 30-round magazines and four loaded pistols. Meanwhile, Morton was charged with harboring a fugitive.

He said Federal Bureau of Investigation agents surveilled the area a few weeks ago but did not find probable cause to search the property. The Sheriff's Office said it believes the child had been at the trailer a couple of weeks prior.

Police had been looking for a toddler missing from the U.S. state of Georgia when they received a message through an investigator which warned that those in the compound were "starving and need food and water".

The message said, in part, "we are starving and need food and water".

Father who took missing Clayton County child found in New Mexico; Kid still missing

Amid the many questions swirling for authorities about the children, the adults and the situation, one looms over all the others: Why?

Siraj Wahhaj and Jany Leveille are also said to be married.

The men had refused to follow verbal direction, police said, who added the raid went without major incident or injuries even as Wahhaj needed to be 'taken down'.

On Dec. 29, Clayton County police said they had obtained information that the group could be in the area of Taos, NM.

It was not immediately clear either had attorneys.

The search for young Abdul started back in December, when his mother reported him missing from Clayton County, Georgia. According to social media posts by the boy's mother, his father, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, disappeared with the child after saying he was taking him to the park.

Hogrefe said that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents had surveilled the compound a few weeks previous but did not at the time find probable cause to conduct a search.

While the missing 3-year-old boy was not found, police believe he may have been there recently.

One of the men was Siraj Wahhaj, who is accused of kidnapping his toddler from Jonesboro, Georgia.

Police reports show that a Georgia boy missing after authorities raided a New Mexico compound over the weekend was last seen in Alabama in December.

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