Fitchburg mother due in court for first time since son's body found

April 28, 2014, 6:48 am
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UPDATE: The court hearing has been postponed until May 28.

(NECN: John Moroney) – The mother of the missing 5-year-old Fitchburg, Mass. boy who was recently found dead will be due in court Monday.

Jeremiah Oliver was last seen in September but not reported missing until December. His mother, Elsa Oliver, and her boyfriend, Alberto 'Luis' Sierra, both pleaded not guilty in March to charges for the boy's disappearance.

The scheduled court appearance for Elsa is the first time she has been due in Worcester Superior Court since Jeremiah’s body was found stuffed in a suitcase along the side of a highway in Sterling.

Sierra is being held on $250,000 cash and Elsa is being held on $100,000 bail.

In previous court appearances, Elsa has seemed confused and combative. However in December, she was found competent to stand trial. She and Sierra have not been charged in Jeremiah’s death.

Jeremiah’s disappearance and death has brought up many questions about the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

Three DCF workers have been fired and the agency's commissioner was lambasted by Beacon Hill lawmakers for what happened.

State workers recently protested high case loads at DCF offices in the state.

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Tags: massachusetts, court, charges, Fitchburg, John Moroney, dcf, Elsa Oliver, Jeremiah Oliver, Alberto Sierra
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