facebook
twitter
search
search

Mother of boy found dead in trash arrested

Nov. 27, 2012 at 9:25 AM

CLEVELAND, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Cleveland police said they arrested the mother of a 3-year-old toddler whose body was found in garbage bags at a trash transfer station.

FBI agents found the body of Emilliano Terry the day after Camilia Terry, 20, reported her son had disappeared from a park near their home, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported Tuesday.

"We are treating this as a homicide instead of a missing person or abduction," said Police Chief Michael McGrath.

Fourth District Commander Deon McCaulley said Terry changed her story during questioning.

"The statements of Miss Terry became very inconsistent and we decided we would further investigate her involvement in the situation," McCaulley said.

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy to learn the cause of Emilliano's death.

Terry's other two children, boys ages 5 and 5 months old, have been placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Maine man dead after shooting firework off head, police say
Greeks vote overwhelmingly to reject creditors' bailout
Russian resupply spacecraft docks onto ISS to deliver needed provisions
'Serial stowaway' arrested again at Chicago's O'Hare, Midway airports
Third disturbance in four days erupts at Arizona prison