WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Worcester judge has ordered a private DNA lab to videotape the forensic testing of hairs found on the body of a 5-year-old boy who was missing for months before his body was discovered in a suitcase off a highway.
The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/29CI8Y5 ) reports the judge made the ruling Tuesday in the case against the boy’s mother, Elsa Oliver, and her boyfriend, Alberto Sierra. The two are scheduled to go to trial Sept. 8 on child endangerment charges involving Jeremiah Oliver of Fitchburg and two of his siblings.
Jeremiah Oliver was last seen alive in September 2013, but wasn’t reported missing until December 2013. His remains were found off Interstate 190 in Sterling in April 2014.
His death was ruled a homicide but no one has been charged in connection.
Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com