February 4, 2016
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236
WORCESTER – The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined the death of Jeremiah Oliver to be a homicide, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
The autopsy report on Jeremiah Oliver listed the cause of death as “homicidal violence of undetermined etiology.”
Jeremiah, who lived with his mother at 276 Kimball St., Fitchburg, was discovered missing in late 2013. His body was found on April 18, 2014 in a suitcase off I-190 in Sterling.
Elsa Oliver, Jeremiah’s mother, is facing nine charges: kidnapping of a child, assault & battery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of assault & battery, assault &battery on a child with injury, and three counts of reckless endangerment of a child. Her next date in Worcester Superior Court is Feb. 25.
Alberto L. Sierra, Ms. Oliver’s boyfriend, is facing 13 charges: kidnapping of a child, indecent assault & battery on a child, five counts of assault &battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault & battery, permitting injury to a child and three counts of reckless endangerment of a child. His next date in Worcester Superior Court is Feb. 11.
The investigation of this case is continuing, Mr. Early said.