CLEVELAND -- (WJW) -- A mother accused of killing her 5-year-old young son appeared in court Friday morning.
Larissa Rodriguez is facing a murder charge in the death of Jordan Rodriguez, who died in September, court documents said. Her bond was set at $1 million and her next court date is Dec. 29.
Detectives began investigating the case after receiving a call from Pakistan on Monday. The caller said Larissa Rodriguez and her boyfriend, Christopher Rodriguez, buried the boy in the backyard of the West 80th Street home they shared. That's according to the police report.
On Tuesday, investigators found remains. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office has not officially identified the body. Court documents said the remains showed signs of abuse, including broken ribs.
The child has not been seen alive since September. According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, he suffered from multiple ailments and his mother failed to get him medical attention.
Larissa Rodriguez has nine children and is pregnant. A Cuyahoga County spokeswoman told FOX 8 child welfare case workers have dealt with Rodriguez since 1999. The complaints range from neglect to physical abuse.