​Dumpster Boys Brother: 5-Year-Old Brother Found By Search Crews Near River

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May, 13, 2015 | 11:51 AM

Dumpster boy’s brother has been found by authorities whose adult relative is charged in the killing of their mother and whose younger child was found alive in a dumpster.

Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning said Monday that Josue Ramirez-Marinero’s body has been found, but he provided no details, according to The Inquisitr. Authorities have been searching the Elkhorn River on the west side of Omaha since last week.

Authorities say Josue’s brother Robert Martinez-Marinero surrendered to police Thursday and said he’d stabbed his mother, 45-year-old Jesus Ismenia Marinero.

Dumpster boy’s brother, a 25-year-old man, also said he’d thrown Josue in the river and put 11-month-old Angel Ramirez-Marinero in the dumpster, according to Sport Act.

Angel was found bruised but alive Wednesday in the dumpster in La Vista. His mother’s body was found Wednesday night in a southeast Omaha ditch.

The multi-agency search for a 5-year-old boy missing since Wednesday has concluded, but authorities said daily boat patrols continued along the Elkhorn River. On Saturday, two dive teams and more than 100 volunteers gathered at the site, working tirelessly for hours in hopes of finding Josue Ramirez-Marinero.

“Divers searching in the water, people searching the banks physically, moving tree and debris, things of that nature,” said Capt. Kerry Neumann, with the Omaha Police Department.

Dumpster boy’s brother was searched near the river by nine agencies, including Waterloo, Valley, Bennington and Yutan’s fire departments, the Omaha Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, Nebraska State Patrol and the U.S. ATV Search and Rescue Team, were on hand Saturday.

“We also have air support checking the river all the way from the Maple Street Bridge down to the Platte River and down to the Missouri River,” Neumann said. “Daily operations will continue up and down the river until something is found.”

Earlier Saturday, police announced a second arrest in the death of the missing boy’s mother. The girlfriend of murder suspect Roberto Martinez-Marinero is now behind bars, charged with being an accessory to the homicide.

Officers identified her as Gabriela Guevara, 24.

Throughout the day Saturday, family and friends gathered at the place where Jesus Ismenia Marinero’s body was found earlier this week. Police said they had reason to believe Marinero’s 5-year-old son, Josue Ramirez-Marinero, was thrown into the river.

The man who found 11-month-old Angel Ramirez-Marinero alive in the dumpster Wednesday said he was cleaning out his car when he heard a noise.

“I went and looked on the inside the dumpster and I seen a little hand with an empty water bottle moving,” said the man who didn’t want to be identified. La Vista Police Capt. Bryan Waugh said investigators didn’t know the child’s name.

“I actually sat and visited with the little guy for a minute, and really cute kid, so it’s definitely a sad story,” Waugh said. Investigators identified the boy in just hours, thanks to an overwhelming community response.

Officials said the toddler is a little bruised, but should be OK. They don’t know how long he was stranded inside the dumpster, according to Examiner.

“He wasn’t crying at all, he just had a few marks on him,” said Emily Winkle, who helped comfort the child.

Winkle, with the help of her mom, wrapped the boy in a blanket until police arrived.

“I was shocked. I’m expecting. I’m due in two weeks, so it was shocking and upsetting that someone could do that,” Winkle said. The 11-month-old boy was treated at a hospital and became a ward of the state, in custody of Child Protective Services. He was returned to family members Friday evening.

The dumpster boy’s brother faced a horrific ending, police said. The family continues to visit the site where police believe Robert Martinez-Marinero threw the 5-year-old boy off the bridge.

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