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Police: Autopsy done, mother in jail, vigil on Wednesday

9:01 PM, Nov 27, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- An autopsy was done Tuesday to find out how and when 3-year-old Emilliano Terry died. No results of the autopsy were released.

His mother, Camilia Terry, 20, was arrested Monday night and is in jail.

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Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson released a statement about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, saying, "I know there is a lot of interest...we are in the process of trying to positively identify this child. He is a young boy, who appears to be the about the same age as the child previously reported missing. Because of the state of the body...some decomposition, there is no dismemberment...DNA testing will need to be done and this will likely take a few days. The cause of death is still under investigation."

Cleveland police are obtaining a search warrant to gather more evidence to take to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office to determine what charges will be filed against her.

At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Coalition for A Better Life/Peace in the Hood, Inc., in conjunction with The Task Force for Community Mobilization, The Peacemakers Alliance, community activists and friends, will hold a vigil and rally to "honor the life of 3 year old Emiliano N. Terry.

The park, at East 121st Street and Shaker Boulevard, is where his mother said Emiliano went missing.

Friends have created a facebook page in his memory.

R.I.P. Emilliano Terry Facebook page

The investigation began at 5 p.m. Sunday after Camilia called 911 to say that Emiliano disappeared from Kossuth Park.

The search continued as a possible abduction until police say the mother's story and statements became "inconsistent" and they began to look more closely at the mother and the neighborhood around her apartment.

Emiliano's body was found double-bagged in trash bags at the Waste Management trash processing plant in Oakwood late Monday afternoon.


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