possible human remains found

Couple accused in murder of 4-year-old boy now in Cuyahoga County jail

CLEVELAND– The couple, who fled the area after they were indicted for the murder of 4-year-old Eliazar Ruiz, is now in the Cuyahoga County jail. Joanne Vega, 31, and Romaine Tolbert, 36, were indicted on Jan. 14, and they failed to appear in court for their arraignments. They were arrested last month by the U.S. […]

US Marshals arrest couple accused in murder of 4-year-old Cleveland boy

MICHIGAN-Sources told the FOX 8 I-Team that US Marshals have arrested a couple wanted in the murder of four-year-old Eliazar Ruiz. Joanne Vega, 31, and Romaine Tolbert, 36, were indicted on Jan. 14 and they failed to appear in court for their arraignments. They were taken into custody Friday in Adrian, Michigan, according to US […]

Medical examiner releases name of little boy found dead by contractor in Cleveland home

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The FOX 8 I TEAM has learned investigators finally have identified the remains of a little boy found by a contractor last September at a home on Longmead in Cleveland. According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, the little boy was Eliazar Ruiz, 4. Family members earlier Wednesday confirmed the little boy’s name. […]

Medical examiner: Remains found by contractor in Cleveland home are human

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office confirms that remains found Wednesday on Longmead Avenue are of human origin. Authorities were called to a home in the 12900 block of Longmead Avenue on Wednesday. Neighbors tell FOX 8 News that a contractor was rehabbing the home and found the remains. Homicide investigators and […]

Possible human remains found inside Cleveland home

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Authorities were called to a Cleveland home on Wednesday for possible human remains. Neighbors tell FOX 8 News, a contractor was rehabbing the Longmead Ave. home and found the remains. Homicide investigators and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the home, according to Cleveland police. No other details were immediately […]

Family of murdered boy wants justice, to make sure he’s not forgotten

CLEVELAND – The Fox 8 I-Team rolling for an extraordinary moment.  The family of a murdered child met a local professor who gave police a break in an unsolved mystery, by drawing a sketch. “The sketch looked so much like him , that we knew it was him,” said Nikki Clark, aunt of 4-year-old Eliazar […]

Investigators work to ID 4-year-old boy found dead at Cleveland house

CLEVELAND– The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office provided an update on the body parts found at a Cleveland home in September.  Landscapers discovered the remains at a house on Longmead Avenue near West 130th Street in Cleveland on Sept. 20. Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson released a sketch of the deceased boy on Wednesday. The child […]

How – and why – did 4-year-old boy die before remains were found in Cleveland home

CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM also asking about the many questions still unanswered surrounding Eliazar Ruiz, the 4-year-old just identified months after his remains were found on Longmead in Cleveland. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office is still working to figure out the cause and manner of death. That is, how did the […]

Vigil held in memory of child found dead in Cleveland house

CLEVELAND – The family of a 4-year-old boy whose remains were found behind a vacant west side home is making sure he’s not forgotten. They held a vigil for Eliazar Ruiz, Who would have been 5 years old Tuesday. The disturbing discovery was made back in September at a house on Longmead Avenue. That’s where […]

I-Team: Mother of 4-year-old boy found dead in Cleveland home speaks out

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland mother is speaking out to the FOX 8 I-Team from inside a state prison, revealing how she saw a FOX 8 story about the remains of a child being found, then realized the little boy was her son. Ashley Makuhan said in a phone call from prison, “At first it didn’t […]

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