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Parents Arrested in Connection with Perry Teen’s Death

Marc and Misty Ray

PERRY, Iowa – The adoptive parents of a Perry teenager found dead last week have been arrested in connection with her death.

Perry Police tell Channel 13 Marc and Misty Ray are in custody and have been transferred to the Dallas County Jail.

The Rays are each charged with four counts of child endangerment resulting in serious injuries, three counts of neglect or abandonment of a dependent person, and one count of child endangerment resulting in death.

A Dallas County Jail employee tells us the Rays will appear before a magistrate Thursday afternoon. They are currently being held on a bond of $1 million each.

A news conference is being held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday to release more information in the death of 16-year-old Sabrina Ray.

Sabrina Ray’s body was found inside a home on 1st Avenue on Friday, May 12th, but autopsy results examined on Monday have not yet determined her cause of death.

The house in which the teen’s body was found is also a day care called Rays of Sunshine, run by her adoptive parents Marc and Misty Ray.

Documents obtained from DHS say the day care also doubles as a foster home, and Marc and Misty have been combating improper discipline and nutrition complaints since 2013.

We will stream the news conference live on WHOtv.com.