(Cleveland) – The child whose remains were found in the backyard of a home on Longmead Avenue now has a name. Cleveland Police and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner say they are the remains of four-year-old Eliazar Ruiz.
The crack in the case came when a sketch of what the deeassed child may have looked like was given to news media. Two weeks ago, a tipster came forward after seeing the sketch. Through interviews, and the use of DNA comparisons, the boy’s body was identified.
Eliazar’s remains were found in a plastic bag in the backyard of a vacant house on Longmead. Only bones were found in the bag.
It hasn’t been determined how the boy died, or who left behind the bag with his remains inside.
(Sketch courtesy Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner and Cleveland Police)