Reena Mae Williams' Parents, Jenna Danish And Thomas Jay Williams, Arrested After Daughter's Death

A Wisconsin couple whose young daughter wandered from home and drowned in a canal during August turned themselves in to police on Sunday.

Jenna Danish, 33, and Thomas Jay Williams, 44, face charges of child neglect resulting in death following the death of their 3-year-old, Reena Mae Williams, the Associated Press reports.

Police issued an arrest warrant for the parents on Friday, but when they arrived to search their Danbury home, nobody was there. They did, however, make several troubling discoveries.

WTAQ reports:

According to the criminal complaint, the windows facing the canal were covered with sheets. Officers also found regular and synthetic marijuana, along with paraphernalia in the home. The complaint also describes the home is [sic] surrounded on three sides by water without appropriate fences or safety devices, and that it was not a safe place for a three year old child.

When Williams disappeared on Aug. 14, more than 100 volunteers searched wooded areas surrounding the family's home, according to KARE.

Neighbors said they would often see the girl wandering around the neighborhood alone, according to the New York Daily News.

Danish and Williams are currently in the Burnett County Jail.



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