Jeremiah Oliver’s mother doesn’t appear to court hearing

Elsa Oliver (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Rick Cinclair, Pool)

BOSTON (CNN) – An outburst Monday morning from Jeremiah Oliver’s uncle outside the courtroom was audible inside, where a hearing in the case against the boy’s mother was scheduled.

Elsa Oliver was not brought to court Monday. She remains in custody charged with kidnapping and assaulting her son.

The boy’s father traveled from his home in Connecticut. He’s struggling to cope with the loss of his son and the unimaginable emotional pain it has caused the family.

“I’m just grieving right now and just seeing my brother grieving and it hurts seeing him like that. He was very close to Jeremiah,” said José Oliver.

Jeremiah was just 5-years-old; he had not been seen since September, but his disappearance was not reported until December. Earlier this month, police received a tip that led them to find Jeremiah’s body on the side of the road in Sterling.

CNN asked Elsa Oliver’s Defense Attorney where he thinks that tip came from.

“I can’t imagine it could’ve come from my client since my client remains unable to communicate in any substantial way,” said James Reardon Jr., Defense Attorney. “I have not been informed that it came from my client and I would certainly expect to have that information.”

There are still many unanswered questions regarding the boys disappearance and death. As of now, the cause of death has not been released.

The charges against Elsa Oliver and her boyfriend have not been upgraded.

“It is within the realm of possibility that murder charges will be coming down the road, but at this point I really don’t know.”

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