A tipster in Pakistan helped police in Cleveland find what they imagine is the physique of a lacking 5-year-old boy.
The boy, recognized solely with the primary identify Jordan, hasn’t been seen for weeks, when he allegedly left for Texas with an aunt on Dec. 2, his mom beforehand claimed.
Now the mother, Larissa Maria Rodriguez, is slated Thursday to be charged with homicide and felony assault, native CBS affiliate WOIO studies.
That got here after cops discovered a physique buried within the yard of his residence on Tuesday.
Cops first went to the house a day earlier, after they obtained a name from Scott Rodriguez — who phoned from Pakistan.
He mentioned his brother, Christopher, was Jordan’s stepdad.
Christopher instructed him that two months in the past he and the boy’s mom discovered Jordan unconscious, so that they determined to bury him within the yard, WOIO reported.
The stepdad is presently held at a jail in neighboring Medina County.
Rodriguez reportedly instructed investigators that the boy couldn’t communicate and had particular wants. She wasn’t positive of the aunt’s alleged deal with or telephone quantity in Texas.
Police first went to the home on Monday, which they present in “deplorable and unsanitary situation,” in response to a report Cuyahoga County Division of Kids and Household Companies obtained by WOIO.
5 of Rodriguez’s 9 youngsters lived along with her within the residence. The remaining 4 — ages 6 to 12 — had been taken into protecting custody Monday evening, officers instructed the CBS affiliate.
They reportedly lived in such squalor that they discovered one of many youngsters consuming a cockroach-filled sandwich.