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Cleveland mother arrested after 5 year old disabled son found buried in backyard

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Larissa Rodriguez
Pictured, Cleveland mother, Larissa Rodriguez who remains in custody after her 5 year old disabled son, Jordan Rodriguez was found buried in the family backyard.
Larissa Rodriguez
Pictured, Cleveland mother, Larissa Rodriguez who remains in custody after her 5 year old disabled son, Jordan Rodriguez was found buried in the family backyard.

Larissa Rodriguez a Cleveland mother is charged with murder after her five year old son is found buried in the family back yard. History of child abuse delinquency.

Larissa Rodriguez a 34 year old mother of a disabled five year old boy has been charged with murder after the boy’s remains were discovered in the backyard of her Cleveland home. 

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said searchers found the remains of Jordan Rodriguez while digging at a home on the 1300 block of W. 80th on Tuesday after cadaver dogs on Monday turned up nothing.

Cleveland.com reported police making the macabre discovery after receiving a tip that  Rodriguez’ five year old son, who is developmentally disabled and unable to speak, was buried in the yard.

Upon initially questioning Rodriguez, the mother claimed her son was with his biological father in Houston

The mother claimed the boy was picked up on December 2 by his aunt, but was unable to provide contact information or an address for either relative. 

Police said Rodriguez was arrested on suspicion of murder and only formally charged with murder come Thursday.  

WOIO reported her boyfriend, Christopher Rodriguez currently serving serving a six-month sentence in in the Medina County Jail for failing to pay child support. 

Larissa Rodriguez
Pictured, Cleveland mother, Larissa Rodriguez and her five year old disabled son, Jordan Rodriguez.

Larissa Rodriguez Cleveland mom a history of child abuse:

The search for Jordan began after Christopher Rodriguez’s brother, who lives in Pakistan, tipped off the police two days earlier.

The caller said that his brother informed him that he and Larissa Rodriguez had buried her son in the backyard after finding him unresponsive two months ago. 

County spokeswoman Mary Louise Madigan told of Rodriguez having a long history with Job and Family Services, who removed her two oldest children from her custody several years ago.

Five of Rodriguez’s nine children lived with her in the home. The remaining four — ages 6 to 12 — were taken into protective custody Monday night, officials told the CBS affiliate.

They reportedly lived in such squalor that they found one of the children eating a cockroach-filled sandwich.

Ana Rodriguez, Larissa’s sister, described her nephew as a ‘sweet kid,’ discovering him once tied up with a sock in his mouth at her sister’s home. 

A friend also told her that she saw Jordan ‘nearly dead’ in a closet a few months ago.

It wasn’t immediately clear what action, if any, family and friends took upon finding ouyt about the degree of squalor at the family home and apparent abuse of the children. Also not understood is whether Child Services had been aware of the degree of discord given prior history, or ought to have been aware.

‘I’m just so hurt and angry,’ Ana Rodriguez said after the remains were found. ‘I don’t know why they would do this to him.’