Police report that a Connecticut man allegedly killed his 2-year-old son before burying the child in a nearby park.

According to Timothy Shaw, the city's police chief, Liam Rivera's remains were discovered on Jan. 2, at Cummings Park in Stamford in a plastic bag buried beneath fresh earth.

After being detained on Jan. 3, for violating his probation, Edgar Ismalej-Gomez is likely to be charged with further offenses in relation to Rivera's passing.

Officials claim that 26-year-old Ismalej-Gomez is also accused of holding the mother of the young boy at gunpoint over the past week.

Multiple blunt force injuries to the head, according to authorities, lead the state's Office of Chief Medical Examiner to pronounce the death a homicide. Charges have not yet been filed in the death of the 2-year-old, said reports.

During Ismalej-Gomez’s arraignment on Jan. 3 for violating a probation charge, Supervisory State’s Attorney Michelle Manning said he was picked up by authorities while in a cab on the way to New York, according to the media. The arrest occurred around 1:30 a.m., police said.

Ismalej-Gomez is reportedly being held on $3 million bail.

According to court records, the man was arrested in August 2021 when the boy, who was just 8 months old, was discovered to have been abused by him.

The court documents cited by WTNH said, he entered a guilty plea in April 2022 and was sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years of probation.

Due to the event, Ismalej-Gomez was prohibited from being in close proximity to Rivera by a protective order, but Manning said in court that the father had been residing with his kid and the child's mother for the past few weeks, said reports.

Manning allegedly stated during the arraignment that Rivera was discovered dead after Ismalej-Gomez entered his son's room. He later refused to let the boy's mother phone for help and placed the young boy's body in a bag.

It’s unclear exactly when the boy died.

Ismalej-Gomez reportedly kept the mother, hostage, as they were traveling to and from West Virginia, the media reported. It wasn't until the mother was able to call the police around noon on Monday that the terrible discovery was made, according to Manning.

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