Cause of death sought for child whose remains found in yard

Cleveland police are investigating a report that a child was buried in the backyard of this home on West 80th Street

Cleveland police are investigating a report that a child was buried in the backyard of this home on West 80th Street

Rodriguez's relatives say they last saw Jordan alive July 17.

Larissa Rodriguez, the jailed mother of a missing 5-year-old boy, led police to the abused body of her son Jordan on Tuesday according to the affidavit.

Police have not said whether the remains found were that of 5-year-old Jordan.

The little boy's mother, Larissa Maria Rodriguez, 34, was charged Thursday with murder in her son's death.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office hasn't yet identified the remains found Tuesday as those of Rodriguez's developmentally disabled son, Jordan, and hasn't said how he died. CBS affiliate WOIO reported that the mother had a history of violence.

The boy, identified only with the first name Jordan, hasn't been seen for weeks, when he allegedly left for Texas with an aunt on December 2, his mother previously claimed.

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Five of Rodriguez's nine children lived with her in the home.

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A medical examiner on Wednesday was working to determine whether the apparent remains of a young child found buried in the backyard of a Cleveland home were those of a missing 5-year-old boy.

In the past, the county took two children away permanently. They said Rodriguez is now pregnant with her 10th child.

The family had been living in a house infested with cockroaches and rats and according to documents filed, one child was seen eating a sandwich that contained cockroaches.

Larissa has previously had children removed from her custody, according to County spokeswoman Mary Louise Madigan. Rodriguez's sisters spoke to WJYC-TV and said they "called children's protective services on Larissa numerous times".

Children and Family Services had intervened with Larissa's custody of children as early as 1998, according to court records.

Rodriguez reportedly told investigators that the boy couldn't speak and had special needs. The stepfather is now being held in the Medina County Jail for an unrelated case in which he pleaded no contest to non-support of dependents on September 19.

She said she knew the woman had a lot of kids but said, "She takes care of them".

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