CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Chandler police have released new disturbing details in the death of a 4-week-old baby after his 19-year-old mother was charged with first-degree murder.

According to the police report obtained by AZFamily, while investigators were interviewing the mother, Jenna Folwell, her cell phone was searched with a warrant. 

Detectives found searches for "ways to die instantly", "missing babies cases", "how long it takes babies to drown" and "reasons parents kill their babies" in her cell phone's search history.

Police say there were over 100 different searches on these types of topics.

[READ MORE: Chandler mom arrested after her baby boy was found dead in her apartment]

Folwell had called police Wednesday afternoon while at Brooks Crossing Park near Alma School and Warner roads claiming that her baby, Rainer Canku-Folwell, had been kidnapped.

While police talked to Folwell, a search was conducted at her house where she lives with her father. Police said they found a black duffel bag with the dead baby inside. 

[PDF: Police report on Jenna Folwell]

Police asked Folwell about the searches found on her phone and she admitted to getting into the bathtub with Rainer and then letting go of him. She said she chose this way because she "did not want to hear her son cry."

Folwell told police Rainer was in the tub for about a minute, then she regretted her decision and got him out of the bathtub and attempted CPR. She said she then put her son in the duffel bag and drove to the park to report the kidnapping. 

Police say Rainer was found still wet inside the duffel bag between two blankets. 

Folwell is being charged with first-degree murder.

Rainer's father, Eric Canku, spoke out at Folwell's initial court appearance.

[RAW VIDEO: Hear what he had to say]

“Rainer was a perfect baby and had such a happy and peaceful demeanor,” he said. “I will never get to have any firsts with my son. … She took away my life with Rainer the moment she took his life.”

Canku also she Folwell could have reached out to him and his family.

“We would have taken sole custody,” he said.

He also asked that she be held without bail.

“I want her to have a life without parole,” he said. “She can live every day knowing what she did to the poor innocent child.”

Hours later Canku spoke to the media about seeing Folwell in court. 

"The cameras weren't 100 percent clear, but it showed that she showed very little remorse," "That just tells me that she doesn't care what she did."

The judge set a $1 million cash-only bond for Folwell. 


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We need to encourage (and taxpayer fund) abortion services to be readily available so young people don't feel trapped by stupid mistakes that sadly end like this. Aborting a lifeless puddle of protoplasm is much more humane than destroying at least two lives...


This is such a horrible story. This poor baby deserved so much more then this. RIP little one may there be justice for what was done to you.

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