Seminole Police Investigating After Child's Burned Remains Discovered

Wednesday, July 27th 2022, 2:12 pm
By: News 9


The Seminole police department is investigating a homicide involving a child.

The department received a tip of a possible child death just before 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

After securing a search warrant, officers discovered the burned remains of a toddler on Old Highway 99 South in Seminole.

Chad Jennings and his girlfriend Katherine Penner were arrested on multiple complaints and may face multiple charges.

Jennings is facing charges of:

  1. First Degree Murder
  2. Child Abuse by Injury
  3. Conspiracy

Penner is facing charges of:

  1. Accessory to Murder
  2. Child Abuse by Injury
  3. Desecration of a Human Corpse

The OSBI will assist in processing the crime scenes. The Medical Examiner's Office is determining the cause of death and identity of the child.