'My heart aches,' says friend of mother, father arraigned on charges in death of 14-month-old at Farmington Hills motel

Posted at 4:58 PM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 00:20:45-04

(WXYZ) — Farmington Hills police say the mother and father of a 14-month-old boy found dead at a Motel 6 on October 3rd were arraigned on charges today in 47th District Court.

Police say 31-year-old Isaias Aurelio Porras is facing Felony Murder and First-Degree Child Abuse charges and 30-year-old Amanda Jajou is facing Second Degree Murder, Second Degree Child Abuse and Accessory After the Crime charges.

Seven Action News spoke with a friend of Jajou's who does not want to be indentified.

"Its very out of character. Very out of character. I’m speechless right now," she adds. Jajou lived with the woman at her Hazel Park home for about two years.

"For me to find this out if very unbelievable," the woman adds.

According to Farmington Hills police, 14-month-old Daniel Porras was found deceased with "several injuries" in Motel 6 when police arrived on scene for a wellness check.

The judge ordered both to be held without bond. The pair have a preliminary exam date set for October 20 at 9:30 a.m.

“The Farmington Hills Police Department and our community are heartbroken over this tragic loss and my thoughts and prayers go out to the child’s family,” said Farmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King in a press release.

Police say anyone who has a concern for the safety and wellbeing of neighbors, friends or family members is urged to contact law enforcement.

Police say the family was living at the Motel 6 in Farmington Hills at the time of the boy’s death.