Mass. gov keeps rage in check on missing-boy case

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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:00 am

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he's trying to "keep my own rage in check" as he presses the commissioner of his child protection agency about the case of a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for months and is feared dead.

Patrick said he met with Department of Children & Families Commissioner Olga Roche and asked her "some very specific questions" following the disappearance of Jeremiah Oliver and expects to hear back from her within 10 days. He said he supports Roche's decision to fire a caseworker and a supervisor assigned to Jeremiah and his family in Fitchburg, 45 miles northwest of Boston.

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