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Mom Admits Stuffing 3-Year-Old Son's Body Into Trash Bound for the Dump (VIDEO)

by Adriana Velez on November 27, 2012 at 5:06 PM

emillianoSunday at 5:00 p.m. a desperate-sounding mother called 911 to report that her 3-year-old son had vanished from a Cleveland playground. The next day, police found the boy's body at a waste treatment plant -- and that mother was arrested.

It all happened quickly. Police and the FBI set about searching for the boy immediately. While searching the family's neighborhood, someone noticed a garbage truck leaving the home and thought the worst. They tracked down the truck and discovered the body of a boy matching the description of little Emilliano Terry. It was some fast, smart detective work. Did the news offer welcome closure for Emilliano's mother, Camilia? Or is she worried because she knows something? 

It doesn't look like Camilia has been charged with anything yet, but police say her stories were inconsistent. And worse, when she failed a polygraph test, she admitted that she was the one who disposed of her son's body in the garbage bag.

It seems almost cruel to arrest a mother who, one day earlier, was sobbing with panic to 911 operators. If she's telling the truth and was the one to dispose of her son's body, that still doesn't necessarily mean she was the one who killed her son. But it does look likely that she knows what happened -- and she needs to come clean soon if someone else was involved.

Police may be saving two other lives by arresting Camilia. She has two other children who have been placed with family services. If Camilia had been responsible for her son's death, there's a chance she could be a danger to her other two children. Whatever really happened, separating Camilia from her family sounds like the wisest move at the moment.

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Do you think the boy's mother killed him, or do you think she was covering up for someone else?


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    femaleMIKE

    November 27, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    I think she should be charged.  In my eyes, she is guilty. It might even be worse if she is covering for someone.


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    Michelle

    November 28, 2012 at 10:08 AM
    I would jump through fire for my children if I had to. I couldn't being the one to end their lives. They are my greatest wish come true. The mother must know something, there's too many inconsistencies.
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    Jamie

    November 28, 2012 at 10:27 AM
    Stories like this make me sick what is this world coming to?
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    brandi

    November 28, 2012 at 11:24 AM
    I live in the city this happenedand the mother was charged the child was beaten to death. She made a sing on you tube about someone close to her getting murdered just days before. She also posted on Facebook she wanted to give the boy up for adoption. She was involved with child services and cameras show she did not even have the boy with her at the park to begin with!!! She also did not have him when she went to the store before the park. Fox 8 news Cleveland has the whole story. This woman is guilty!
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    Heather Williams

    November 28, 2012 at 12:25 PM
    This is really sad. How can people have these children and then harm them? I thought as parents we are suppose to protect them! It really breaks my heart to sit and think what this little boy went through before he was killed.
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    Heather Williams

    November 28, 2012 at 12:25 PM
    This is really sad. How can people have these children and then harm them? I thought as parents we are suppose to protect them! It really breaks my heart to sit and think what this little boy went through before he was killed.
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    Ildi Sk

    November 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    IT DOESN'T MATTER! She WAS part of the crime, so she IS guilty!


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