In 2017 police recovered the remains of an approximately two-month-old male infant from an abandoned and inoperable vehicle. At the time of the discovery, they had no information about the identity of the child or who its parents could be. Medical examination revealed no signs of trauma and a toxicology report came back negative.
By sending a sample of the infant's DNA to a private company however, police were able to identify the parents. On Monday, February 3rd, they were arrested and charged with endangering children and involuntary manslaughter.
Jacob Cisneros, 33, and his wife Jenna Cisneros, 34, have been booked into the Lucas County Jail and are both being held in lieu of $500,000 bonds.
After their arrest, a vehicle registered to Jacob which had been parked in an apartment complex parking lot, was taken to the police impound lot and a search warrant was executed. During the search of that vehicle, the "mummified" remains of another child were discovered.
The second child, identified currently as baby Jane Doe, was described by offers during a press conference as a full term baby. A second death investigation has been opened and police are seeking any assistance that the public can provide.
“We still need to know the name of the baby,” Lieutenant Gerken said in a press conference discussing the infant male. “We’re still trying to figure out where that baby was born, and we’ll take whatever information anybody out there may have for us.”
The couple has three other children which, according to police, are now with other family members. Lucas County Children's Services is involved.
Police ask that anyone with information call the Crime Stopper program at 419-255-1111.
Preliminary hearings for Jacob and Jenna are scheduled for tomorrow.