The body of a small child was found Friday morning off Interstate 190 in Sterling and investigators believe it may be missing Fitchburg boy Jeremiah Oliver.
Fitchburg residents paid their respects at a memorial to 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver after hearing word his body may have been found in Sterling.
Elsa Oliver was held on $100,000 bail on charges including kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and reckless endangerment.
The boyfriend has been ordered held on $250,000 bail in connection with the Jeremiah Oliver’s disappearance.
Three people are facing charges of interfering with a criminal investigation in connection with the disappearance of Jeremiah Oliver.
Giving smartphones to social workers and taking photos of all children who enter state care are among the recommendations of an independent group examining the Massachusetts’ child welfare system.
In an interview with WBZ-TV Thursday, Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz said scores of teens under DCF watch are unaccounted for.
Baker said department Commissioner Olga Roche should leave her job.
Gov. Deval Patrick says the failure of the Department of Families and Children to keep track of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy was inexcusable, but has provided the state with an opportunity to re-examine the agency.
The uncle of a missing Fitchburg boy had to be restrained and removed from a courtroom Friday after an emotional outburst during a hearing in the case.