Prosecutor says no charges yet in boy’s death


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A prosecutor says no new charges are imminent because of the identification of a boy who was found dead at a remote compound in northern New Mexico.

District Attorney Donald Gallegos said Thursday in an interview that authorities “need something else, actual cause of death, manner of death.”

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Abdul-ghani Wahhaj (ahb-DOOL’ GAH’-nee wah-HAJ’) went missing in December and authorities say he was taken from Georgia to New Mexico by his father, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj (see-DAHJ’ IBN wah-HAJ’). Authorities have said they believe the child died in February, when he was three.

Charges of child neglect were filed against the father and four other adults after a raid at the compound turned up 11 children living in filth with the adults.

The boy’s body was found on Aug. 6.

His father is being held on a warrant from Georgia that accuses him of abducting his son.