3 arraigned in disappearance of Fitchburg boy

Jeremiah Oliver

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Three Fitchburg residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court.

Christian Sierra, Ashley Cormier and Caily Thibault pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of perjury and intimidating a witness.

Prosecutors sought $25,000 bail for each suspect, but the judge released them on the same conditions previously set in District Court — $2,500 cash each for Cormier and Thibault, and $2,000 cash for Sierra.

The three are charged with misleading police searching for Jeremiah Oliver.

The boy was last seen alive in September 2013, but wasn’t reported missing until December. His remains were found wrapped in a blanket and packed in a suitcase by the side of Interstate 190 in Sterling in April.

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