New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers

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New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers

The back of a moving truck serves as sleeping quarters at a squalid makeshift living compound in Amalia, N.M., on Friday. The compound offers hints about the lives of five adults and 11 malnourished children who were detained there and rescued last week. The remains of a young child were later recovered from within the compound and may resolve the fate of the missing, severely disabled boy Abdul-ghani Wahhaj. The remains haven’t been positively identified by a state medical examiner.

New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers

The back of a moving truck serves as sleeping quarters at a squalid makeshift living compound in Amalia, N.M., on Friday. The compound offers hints about the lives of five adults and 11 malnourished children who were detained there and rescued last week. The remains of a young child were later recovered from within the compound and may resolve the fate of the missing, severely disabled boy Abdul-ghani Wahhaj. The remains haven’t been positively identified by a state medical examiner.

New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers

An aerial view shows a makeshift compound in the desert area of Amalia, N.M., Friday. A New Mexico property owner says he told authorities in late spring that he met the father of a missing Georgia boy after he and others arrived in the area where they built the squalid desert compound. Jason Badger said Friday that he doesn’t understand why authorities didn’t raid the site sooner, given his report about the father, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj. He was being sought in Georgia in the disappearance of his young son.

New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers

Imam Siraj Wahhaj speaks to reporters Thursday in New York. Wahhaj, the grandfather of a missing Georgia boy, says the remains of the child were found buried at a desert compound in New Mexico. Abdul-ghani Wahhaj was found Monday, on what would have been his 4th birthday, after he went missing in December in Jonesboro, Ga. near Atlanta.

New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers

Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, center, confers with one of his attorneys at a first appearance in New Mexico district court in Taos, N.M., on Wednesday on accusations of child abuse and abducting his son from the boy’s mother. Authorities were waiting to learn if human remains found at a disheveled living compound were those of Wahhaj’s missing son. Authorities also allege Wahhaj was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound near the Colorado border where they say they found 11 hungry children living in filthy conditions in a raid last Friday.
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