FITCHBURG, Mass. (WHDH) -
Less than two weeks after the body of missing 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver was found DCF Commissioner Olga Roche resigned; but the boy's family said it shouldn't have taken so long.
“She should have done her job from the beginning,” Jeremiah’s father Jose Oliver said.
Jeremiah hadn’t been seen since September but it wasn’t until December when he was reported missing. The case worker who was supposed to be checking in regularly and two other Department of Children and Families workers were fired.
Jose Oliver says it’s time that DCF Commissioner Olga Roche stepped down, but the act is still too little too late.
“Her resigning is not going to bring my son back. That’s not going to fix what they did,” he said.
Roche previously offered her resignation but it was denied by Gov. Patrick. Jose Oliver said the governor still news to do more.
“I would tell him to open his eyes. Do something. Do something to fix this so it won’t happen again,” Oliver said.
Jeremiah’s mother, Elsa Oliver, and her boyfriend, Alberto Sierra are being held in connection with his disappearance.