Police arrested five members of a Black family, on terrorism charges. According to police, they raided the compound near rural Amalia, New Mexico last Friday, rescuing 11 children and arresting two men and three women, after what started as an investigation into one of the men's alleged abduction of his son in Georgia.
That boy -- Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj -- was not among those 11 children that police claim they "rescued.', But authorities discovered the unidentified remains of a young male at the compound Monday. Abdul-Ghani's father, Siraj Wahhaj; the man's sisters, Hujrah Wahhaj and Subhannah Wahhaj; Lucas Morten; and Jany Leveille are all being held in jail without bail.
Authorities told the media that the adults and children were on a property in New Mexico with a makeshift shooting range and two main dwelling areas -- a partially buried camper trailer surrounded in part by trenches and old tires, and a parked utility truck.
Investigators also found an AR-15 rifle, loaded 30-round magazines, four loaded pistols and many rounds of ammunition, officials said. All guns and ammo were legal under New Mexico gun laws.
Police raided the squalid New Mexico compound on Friday, hoping to find Abdul-Ghani. His mother in Georgia says he has been missing for more than eight months.
Police assert that one of the rescued children told a foster parent the suspects "trained the child in the use of an assault rifle in preparation for future school shootings." They believe the children were taken to New Mexico to receive advanced weapons training but didn't reveal any further details.