5 Year Old Jeremiah Oliver Reported Missing 12/13/13 in Fitchburg, MA But Relatives Haven’t Seen Him Since September (Update: Mother Elsa Oliver and Boyfriend Alberto Sierra Arrested)
Sadly, this child abuse and missing persons case looks like it is going to get much worse. Child not seen since September, but not reported missing until this past Friday, December 13.
5 year old Jeremiah Oliver was reported missing on Friday, December 13, 2013, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. However, Jeremiah Oliver was not reported missing by his mother or her boyfriend, but instead by the boys 7 year old sister. The little girl told her teacher at school that her brother was missing. According to accounts, Jeremiah Oliver’s extended family has not seen the boy for 3 months, since September. Nothing good can come from a situation where a mother fails to report her child missing.
Five-year-old Jeremiah Oliver was reported missing on Friday, but relatives say they haven’t seen the child since September.
Investigators immediately searched the home on Kimball Street in Fitchburg and quickly arrested the boy’s mother and her boyfriend.
“I’ve been here for two months. And in the two months I’ve been here, I’ve never seen them,” Ada Santos, a neighbor, said.
District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said they learned of the Jeremiah Oliver’s disappearance after his 7-year-old sister told a teacher at school.
Their investigation led to charges against Elsa Oliver, 28 and Alberto Sierra, 22.
“That little girl showed a lot of courage doing what she did,” said Worcester County District Attorney Joe Early.
Oliver was arrested on two counts of reckless endangerment of a child and two counts of accessory after the fact. She will be arraigned Tuesday in Fitchburg District court. The Worcester District Attorney’s office said if Oliver doesn’t produce the child in court, she will be held in contempt of court.
Sierra was arraigned on two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife) in connection to an incident with Elsa Oliver. He also faced two counts of assault and battery on a child causing bodily injury related to an incident with Jeremiah and his 7-year-old sister. He was held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.
UPDATE II: Social worker, supervisor fired in case of missing Fitchburg, Mass. boy.
A state social worker and the worker’s supervisor have been fired as investigators try to determine what happened to a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy who hasn’t been seen since September.
Department of Children and Families Commissioner Olga Roche said Tuesday the two employees, whose names were not disclosed, “have been terminated.”
Anyone with information about the boy is asked to call the State Police Detectives (508-832-9124) or Fitchburg Police (978-345-9648).