Child’s body found decomposing in home, suspect arrested

MILWAUKEE, WI – A suspect has been apprehended more than four months after the decomposed body of a 12-year-old boy was discovered in a Milwaukee home. According to the county jail records, Romuan J. Moyes, 45, was arrested by local law enforcement this Sunday. Moyes is now being held on a $500,000 bond after a countrywide manhunt that extended for several months.

Found in an advanced state of decomposition, Moyes’ 12-year-old son, Jacarie Robinson, had been concealed within a blanket on a couch in their home. The discovery was made on October 10th last year and has now been acknowledged by the Medical Examiner’s Office, according to reports.

Robinson’s remains bore signs of severe malnutrition and emaciation, along with considerable decomposition. An extensive search for Moyes was initiated following the discovery. Robinson’s death was classified as a homicide by authorities.

Moyes faces several felony charges, including 1st-degree reckless homicide, chronic neglect of a child across three counts, and failure to report a child’s death.

Undertaking his first court appearance this Monday in Milwaukee, Moyes was handed a court order prohibiting contact with his three surviving children. During initial proceedings, it came to light that Robinson was the only one of Moyes’s children under his care.

Corroborating the complaint filed, the remaining children were reported to be with their mother while Robinson was under his father’s care. Robinson’s brother, Jordan, disclosed his unbearable trauma following his brother’s death.

Moyes is set to return to court for a preliminary hearing on March 4th. If found guilty, Moyes could net up to 82 years in prison with an additional $45,000 fine, as stated by the district attorney’s office.