Arrests made in death of child

By: Mark Vest | Farmington Press | Published October 8, 2021

 LEFT: Isaias Aurelio Porras. RIGHT: Amanda Jajou

LEFT: Isaias Aurelio Porras. RIGHT: Amanda Jajou


FARMINGTON HILLS — The Farmington Hills Police Department recently shared details about the arraignment of the parents of 14-month-old Isaias Daniel Porras, who was found dead inside a Motel 6 in Farmington Hills Oct. 3.

According to a press release, the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office authorized an arrest warrant for felony murder and first-degree child abuse for the father, 31-year-old Isaias Aurelio Porras, and an arrest warrant for second-degree murder, second-degree child abuse and accessory after the crime for 30-year-old mother Amanda Jajou.

Both were residing at the Motel 6 in Farmington Hills at the time of the crime and were arraigned at the 47th District Court on Oct. 6 by Judge Marla Parker, who ordered Porras and Jajou to be held without bond.

Porras and Jajou have a preliminary exam date set for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 20 in front of Judge James Brady.

The Police Department investigated the death of the child at the Motel 6 located at 38300 Grand River Ave., near Halsted Road. Officers and investigators responded to the scene on Oct. 3 at approximately 5:30 p.m. regarding a welfare check of the child. Relatives of the family contacted the Police Department expressing concern for the child, who resided at the motel with his parents.

During the investigation, officers discovered the child deceased inside the room where the family resided. Investigators, evidence technicians and members of the FBI’s Evidence Response Team worked throughout the night to determine what had happened. The parents of the child were subsequently taken into custody.

“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,” Farmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King stated in the release.  “One of a police officer’s primary duties is the protection of life, by recognizing safety concerns, acting to intervene and ensure the safety of all persons involved.”

The release further states that, “The Farmington Hills Police Department has established substantial resources, in conjunction with our community partners and organizations, to assist our department in providing this level of protection, support and services to its community and citizens. Anyone in need of assistance can call 911 for emergency response, or (248) 871-2600 or (248) 871-2610 for non-emergency response.”

The FHPD shared a message via the release.

“Anyone who has a concern for the safety and wellbeing of neighbors, friends or family members are strongly urged to contact law enforcement,” the release stated.