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.
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.
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.
The search for a missing 5-year-old Fitchburg boy is resuming.
The investigation by the Child Welfare League of America will be conducted over the next few months.
A Connecticut man who has led searches for his missing 5-year-old son in Massachusetts has been charged with selling heroin.
A third employee of the state Department of Children and Families has been fired after the investigation into the case involving Jeremiah Oliver.
Despite receiving help from a Navy Reserve member who has search and rescue experience, an effort to find missing 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver on Saturday was fruitless.
On wooded hillsides and city streets, searchers looked Saturday for any sign of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy who has been missing for more than three months.