The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway in Massachusetts is confirmed as that of a missing 5-year-old.
Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. says the body found Friday off Interstate 190 in Sterling has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver of Fitchburg. No charges were immediately announced related to Jeremiah's death.
He was last seen by relatives in September but wasn't reported missing until December.
Early said in a statement Saturday that the autopsy report is not complete and the investigation is continuing.
The Massachusetts Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services recently announced new leaders of several key Health and Human positions.
Secretary John Polanowicz said that the new team is “strong and experienced” and will help the Patrick administration “advance goals around health care access, youth violence prevention, and strengthening our safety net services.”
Stacey Monahan was named the new Commissioner of the Department of Transitional Assistance. Monahan had served as Interim Commissioner following the resignation of Daniel Curley in February.
State officials from Massachusetts gathered to celebrate the opening of a consolidated Health and Human Services center in North Adams. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…
An open house was held in downtown North Adams to mark the completion of the state’s fifth consolidated HHS Center – which combines several agencies under the umbrella of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services under one roof.