Police: 16yo girl found dead in Perry home weighed just 56 pounds

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PERRY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The parents of a 16-year-old girl found dead last week in her central Iowa home are facing additional charges related to two more female children authorities have removed from the home.

Perry police found Sabrina Ray dead Friday evening after someone called 911 from the Perry home. Investigators said her adoptive parents, 41-year-old Marc Ray and 40-year-old Misty Ray, weren't home when the call was placed, but arrived about the same time as emergency crews. Authorities removed 3 other children from the home and placed them under the supervision of the Iowa Department of Human Services

Autopsy results for Sabrina Ray aren't expected for a few weeks, but the medical examiner noted she was severely malnourished. Investigators said Sabrina Ray weighed just 56 pounds.

Prosecutors have charged Marc and Misty Ray with child endangerment resulting in death and seven other child endangerment and negligence counts. Four of the charges are related to Sabrina's death. The other four are related to the two children currently under a physician's care.

Perry Police said the Ray's operated an in-home daycare and have also served as foster parents. Those children are included in the investigation.