CLEVELAND -- Police say the body of missing 3-year-old Cleveland boy
Emiliano Terry was found in trash bags at the Waste Management recycling
center in Oakwood.
During a 9:45 p.m. press conference Monday at the Justice Center,
police said they have arrested Emiliano's mother, Camilia, and she is
being held in jail.
The discovery of Emiliano's body was made about 4 p.m. Monday. The
Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy
Tuesday morning to determine the cause of death.
Camilia Terry's other two children are now in the custody of Cuyahoga County Children & Family Services.
Police say they became suspicious of 20-year-old Camilia Terry's statements when they became "inconsistent" earlier Monday.
As the FBI evidence team was searching the streets around Terry's
apartment near East 130th Street and Broadway Avenue about 2 p.m.
Monday, they noticed a Waste Management truck picking up recycling
containers and recyclables.
They contacted Waste Management after getting the number of the truck
and asked that the truck be held at the Oakwood facility until they
Once they arrived, they had the truck dump its load inside the
facility and began searching through the bags. They found the body
double-bagged after opening several bags.
Police were asked if they knew when Emiliano had been killed and they
said that the Medical Examiner's Office would make the determination
Tuesday as to how long Emiliano had been dead.
Police said the investigation is now in the hands of the Cleveland
Police Homicide Unit and they will be meeting with the prosecutor's
office Tuesday morning to determine the charges against Camilia Terry.