Middlesex County officials announced today that a 19-year-old Jamesburg woman has been charged with killing her newborn.
According to officials, on Wednesday, June 8, at approximately 10:15 p.m. Jamesburg Police Department was called out on a welfare check for 19-year-old Jamesburg resident Jessica Farag.
Officials said that Farag and her daughter were transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, where the infant was pronounced dead.
An initial investigation by Sergeant Jason Muller of the Jamesburg Police Department and Detective Ryan Tighe of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that Farag had given birth to the infant earlier that day.
According to officials, Farag has been charged with aggravated manslaughter, desecration of human remains and endangering the welfare of a child.
Farag is currently being housed at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center pending a detention hearing.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Sergeant Jason Muller of the Jamesburg Police Department at (732) 521-0011 or Detective Ryan Tighe of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4335.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Jessica Farag are merely accusations and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.