Suspect Arrested After 12-Year-Old Boy’s Body Found Decomposing

Milwaukee, WI – Authorities in Milwaukee have apprehended a suspect in connection with the death of a 12-year-old boy whose body was found decomposing in a home over four months ago. Romuan J. Moyes, 45, was arrested by the Milwaukee police on Sunday after a nationwide manhunt that lasted for several months. Moyes is now being held on a $500,000 bond at the county jail, facing multiple felony charges including 1st-degree reckless homicide, chronic neglect of a child, and failure to report the death of a child.

The victim, Jacarie Robinson, was discovered in a severely decomposed state, wrapped in a blanket on a couch at a residence in Milwaukee on October 10, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office. The boy’s body showed signs of extreme malnourishment, emaciation, and moderate decomposition. Authorities believe that Robinson had died weeks prior to his discovery. The case has been treated as a homicide.

Moyes, who is the father of the victim, became the primary focus of the investigation into Robinson’s death. At the time the crime took place, Robinson was the only child under Moyes’ care, while his other children were staying with their mother. Moyes’ 21-year-old son raised the alarm when his father failed to respond to text messages, leading him to check on Robinson and make the shocking discovery.

During Moyes’ court appearance on Monday, a no-contact order was issued by the court, preventing him from contacting his three surviving children. The district attorney’s office has indicated that if convicted, Moyes could face a maximum sentence of 82 years in prison and a $45,000 fine. The preliminary hearing for the case is scheduled for March 4.