FITCHBURG, Mass. (CBS/AP) — A Massachusetts mother and her boyfriend were in court Tuesday as police and relatives continue searching for the woman’s 5-year-old son.

Elsa Oliver of Fitchburg is charged with reckless endangerment of a child and being an accessory after the fact. Her boyfriend, Alberto Sierra, is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a child. They’re being held without bail after pleading not guilty.

Oliver’s son, Jeremiah, was last seen by relatives in September and is feared dead. Authorities learned about the boy’s disappearance only recently.

Oliver and Sierra appeared in Fitchburg District Court for a hearing Tuesday. Oliver was ordered held on $100,000 bail, Sierra will remain held without bail.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

The Telegram & Gazette reports that police are contacting area tattoo parlors about a tattoo of a butterfly on Oliver accompanied by the date Sept. 25, 2013.

According to the paper, so far local tattoo parlors have no record of Oliver getting a tattoo.

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