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Mother & Boyfriend Arrested After Missing Baby’s Body Discovered in Trash

Police found the remains of 2-year-old Ezekiel Harry in a trash bag duffel, according to reports.



The body of a 2-year-old boy was found in a trash can in Houma, La., where authorities have arrested a mother and her boyfriend in connection with the alleged murder of her child.

Ezekiel Harry’s discarded remains were discovered on Tuesday, according to a police press release.

First-degree murder and evidence tampering charges have been filed against Maya Jones, 28, and Jermaine Robinson, 36. Jail records show that the two were denied bail.

Police Chief Dana Coleman tells Houma Today that Jones and Robinson were seen on surveillance cameras carrying a black duffel bag from their home the day Ezekiel vanished.


Video footage shows the couple returning to their home without the bag hours later.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Coleman said, “You can see Maya Jones and Jermaine Robinson are carrying the lifeless body of Ezekiel Harry.”

Despite the fact that the toddler’s death is still under investigation, Coleman said there were obvious signs of physical abuse.

What happened to Ezekiel Harry occurred in the comfort of his own home, Coleman said.


Ezekiel went missing earlier in the day, according to Jones’ report. The woman claimed that he was kidnapped by a person in a grey truck while she was out walking with her four children.

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According to WAFB-TV, Terrebonne District Attorney Joe Waitz said, “This is absolutely a death penalty case” Houma Today reports that Trey Harry, the father of Jones’ three other children, has taken custody of the two-year-old.

According to Trey Harry, “I’m being as strong as I can, especially for the sake of my other children.”


If Jones and Robinson pleaded guilty or not guilty on Thursday, their lawyer’s information was not available.