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Mom Charged in Death of Toddler

By November 29, 2012

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A woman who reported her 3-year-old son missing from a family gathering at a Cleveland park has been arrested on a charge of aggravated murder in connection with the child's death. Camilia Terry was arrested after the body of her middle son, Emilliano Terry, was found in a bag thrown into the trash.

More charges are expected to be filed in the case, authorities said.

Terry reported the boy missing on Sunday, but investigators became suspicious after she changed her story about how the child disappeared while taking with police Monday.

Monday night, a body of a toddler matching Emilliano's description was found at a waste collection site in Bedford. After the discovery of the body, police obtained two search warrants - one for Terry's apartment and the other for her DNA.

Trying to Find a Motive

The DNA will be used to positively identify the body. The cause of Emilliano's death has yet to be determined.

Cuyahoga County Deputy Chief Edward Tomba said investigators have not been able to locate anyone who saw the child alive since the night before Thanksgiving.

Tomba said investigators were looking at online postings by Terry to try to determine a motive.

A spokesperson for Children and Family Services said the family has a long history of interaction with the agency. Terry's 5-year-old and 5-month-old sons are now with a foster family.

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December 5, 2012 at 7:47 am
(1) deborah dyess says:

this female should be forcibly sterialized and thrown in main population so the inmates can deal with her cats are better mothers than any female human who would harm her own babies. don’t have them if u don ‘t want them or want to care for them

December 5, 2012 at 8:18 am
(2) Erika says:

It breaks my heart to think that someone can be so evil to hurt their own child , our world is falling apart. I pray for her other children so that they will have a better life with people that love them and protect them because when God choses us to be parents he is asking us to protect love and raise our gifts from him. may this Demon never rest again i feel so bad for her she didn’t value the inocence of a child the love they can give us unconditionally ;(

December 5, 2012 at 9:00 am
(3) Jacqui says:

Lets see what the findins tell us befor we condem this woman. How ever debs is right that this woman should never have more babies. May god keep the little man safe now & forever.

December 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm
(4) Rose Young-Stewart says:

A lot of people are born to grow up as useless human beings. They will never accomplish anything in their life except maybe a murder or two a few beatings and maybe some robberies. This distorted broad is no different. Her entire life has been a big fat zero.

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