Medical examiner on 5-year-old’s death: Homicide by ‘unspecified means’

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CLEVELAND -- The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office on Monday said 5-year-old Jordan Rodriguez died from homicide by "unspecified means."

Investigators found the remains of the little boy behind a house on West 80th Street on Dec. 19. Court documents said the body showed signs of abuse, including broken ribs.

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His mother, 34-year-old Larissa Rodriguez, was charged with murder, felonious assault, endangering children and offenses against a human corpse. She pleaded not guilty and her bond was set at $1 million.

The mother's boyfriend, 36-year-old Christopher Rodriguez, was indicted for murder, felonious assault, endangering children and gross abuse of a corpse.

Last week, investigators also announced Larissa Rodriguez and children’s services provider Nancy Caraballo were indicted on trafficking in food stamps in the case.

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