At a news conference in Taos, Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said deputies recovered the remains of a small child at the compound near the community of Amalia on Monday morning.
The Sheriff's Office named the three females as Jany Leveille (35), Hujrah Wahhaj (38), and Subhannah Wahhaj (35).
They were later arrested after authorities executed a second search warrant on the compound on Sunday, and each of the five adults were charged with 11 counts of felony child abuse, Hogrefe said.
Wahhaj was expected to appear in court Wednesday on a previous warrant from Georgia that seeks his extradition to face a charge of abducting his son, Abdul-ghani, from that state last December. The remains of a boy were found on the compound on Tuesday, but the authorities have not clarified whether it is Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj.
The eleven children found are in New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department custody.
On Tuesday, Hogrefe and 8th Judicial District Attorney Donald Gallegos said the charges against the defendants may be amended as the investigation moves forward. Wahhaj told the trooper that he owned the guns legally and had a Georgia permit to carry concealed weapons.
The boy's mother told authorities the boy suffers from seizures, can not walk because of severe medical issues, and requires constant attention.
Authorities raided the isolated property near the Colorado border last week. "But Hogrefe said authorities have reason to believe the boy was at the compound several weeks ago". She said Wahhaj believed "the child is possessed by the devil" and that he meant to deny the boy his medication. It was unclear how or why they ended up in New Mexico, Hogrefe said. They gained a warrant and went back to the property and found the remains Monday.
In a January Facebook post, Imam Siraj Wahhaj called for the safe return of his three children and 12 grandchildren.
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Hogrefe's deputies are searching for the child, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Georgia authorities in Clayton County, where officials say the boy was living before his father took him around December 1, 2017.
"We all gave the kids our water and what snacks we had-it was the saddest living conditions and poverty I have seen", he added.
Morton was arrested along with Ibn Wahhaj and the three suspected mothers.
The Associated Press reports that Badger and his wife had pressed authorities to remove the group of people in the makeshift compound, which he says is on his land.
Along with Wahhaj, his sisters Hujrah and Subhannah were also arrested in New Mexico, according to CNN.
"The "all day" operation went without major incident or any injuries, but when encountered both men initially refused to follow verbal direction and Wahhaj who was held up inside the compound was heavily armed with an AR15 rifle, five loaded 30 round magazines, and four loaded pistols, including one in his pocket when he was taken down", Hogrefe said.
The children found on the grounds were placed in protective custody, officials said.
They looked like "third-world-country refugees" and had only "dirty rags for clothing", the sheriff said.
Authorities mounted a raid after receiving a message, possibly from within the compound, that said: "We are starving and need food and water".
Sheriff Hogrefe said they worked with other agencies and believed that the missing could still be on the compound.