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DA: Body Found is That of Missing 5-year-old Boy


Missing Boy WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway in central Massachusetts, is Jeremiah Oliver .

The Fitchburg boy was missing for months before police learned of his disappearance.

Jeremiah’s case has led to criminal charges against his mother and her boyfriend and calls for changes within the state’s child welfare agency. Three Massachusetts workers have been fired.

Authorities say the body found Friday off Interstate 190 about 12 miles from Jeremiah’s home matched his height and weight.

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  • dawson

    Poor baby! R. I. P. Little man.

  • Me

    This is terrible, this poor little boy never got to have the life he deserved! Why? If the parents were having a difficult time with him or whatever was going on in their minds, they should’ve considered adoption. So many families are looking for children that can’t have any of their own. I will never understand why someone would do this to anybody, but a child?

    • cassi

      I know,its terrible.

    • vcbgfxbxg

      Hey idiot, he was in foster care, the parents were not involved.

      • 32 MuddyPaws

        Oh, I wasn’t aware of that. I didn’t know he was in foster care. I thought he was living with his mother and her boyfriend and CPS was responsible for routine checks on the family which were not conducted. If he was in foster care, why are his mother and her boyfriend the ones in custody rather than the foster parents who were caring for him? I’m a bit confused now.

      • disgusted

        Hey idiot – his mother and her boyfriend are in custody for a reason – You FOOL!!!!

  • omar

    that is sad I hope is not him if this himmy condolence goes to the father and they was the mom and the boyfriend big and bold rot in hell

    • Robin Cappuccino

      Omar what did you mean by what you typed? Please try again. Thank you

      • brittni

        He was saying he hopes the body isnt the little boy but if it is his condolences go to the boys father and that he hopes the mom an boyfriend rot in hell

  • Cassi

    This is horrible. Absolutely awful. I cannot believe someone would do that. Rest is God’s hands,Jeremiah.

  • Javier Davila

    Sad sad R.I.P. GOD BLESS

  • TYTYYT

    All the ignorant comments about the parents being scumbags. The parents DID NOT HAVE CUSTODY IDIOTS!

  • disgusted

    I’m surprised to see all the comments on here defending the Mother and her Boyfriend……they are in custody for a reason you fools !!

  • marie

    R.I.P Jereimah

  • 32 MuddyPaws

    It is sadly ‘prophetic’ that the mother named this child Jeremiah. Jeremiah: a Biblical prophet who was severely persecuted. People in his life were antagonistic and apathetic; he was frequently ignored and his very life was constantly threatened, yet he endured it all with God’s grace. There is no doubt in my mind that this young child also endured pain and suffering like his namesake and has a special place in Our Lord’s Kingdom free from all that evil. God have mercy on his mother’s soul.