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Charges against 3-year-old victim's mom on hold

5:53 PM, Nov 27, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- The investigation into the death of the east side three-year-old left in the trash is stalled at the Medical Examiner's office.

The autopsy was performed Tuesday morning but the science of properly identifying the the victim is taking longer then expected

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner says the body of little Emilliano Terry is in such a state composition that examiners have to use DNA for formal identification.

WKYC was told that could take days. The victim's mother Camilia Terry was arrested Monday night and is still in police custody.

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The jail log book has in it a pending charge of aggravated murder, although as of Tuesday, Terry has not been formally charged in connection with this case.

Investigators are not wasting any time. Today they swarmed the suspect's Buckeye Road apartment searching the area for any possible clues.

It's not clear when Emilliano was killed but, judging from the condition of his remains, it could have been as far back as the day before Thanksgiving.

His body was put in multiple layers of trash bags and thrown in a dumpster near the suspect's apartment.

He was found Monday afternoon in the garbage at the Waste Management trash processing facility in Oakwood.

Police have 72 hours to charge Camilia Terry. So far, she is considered the only suspect in this case.

Wednesday night several community activist groups will gather at Kossuth Park.

They are inviting all of Cleveland to join them in a rally for peace and vigil to remember Emilliano, the little boy whose death has captured the sympathies of so many here in our community.

WKYC-TV

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