Melissa Scott Jenkins and Daniel Edward Ehrlic, Mother & Boyfriend, Arrested in the Death of Robert Manwill
The mother of Robert Manwill and her boyfriend have been charged in the murder of the 8 year old Boise boy. 30 year old Melissa Jenkins and her boyfriend, Daniel Ehrlick, were arrested by Boise police and indicted for the death of Robert Manwill. Jenkins was also charged as as an accessory for failing to report her son’s death to law enforcement.
“The arrests are a major step in the investigation,” said Jim Kerns, Boise Police deputy chief. “But the investigation of Robert Manwill’s death is still very much ongoing.”
Police did not elaborate as to why they arrested the two.
8 year old Robert Manwill had been supposedly missing since July 24, 2009 and his body was found on August 3 in a canal about 14 miles from his home. The date of Robert’s death may now be in question. At the time of the gruesome discovery, police had stated that what happened to the 8 year old boy was no accident.
Daniel Ehrlick and Melissa Jenkins will be arraigned Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Deborah Bail. They are being held on a $2 million bond.