Mother without answers after son found dead in CA: “Not knowing is the worst thing”

Covington mother searching for answers

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - More than a year after Michelle Jesse’s son, Eric Littleton, was found dead in Palm Desert, California, she is still left without answers.

“Not knowing what happened to my son and who dumped his body there -- I think is the worst thing,” she said.

Jesse and her daughter returned to the Tri-State this week after visiting Littleton’s memorial site in California. The two also attended a vigil for victims of violent crimes where Littleton was remembered.

“You got to hear other stories, so we’re not alone in this,” Jesse said. “There’s a lot of people that’s lost loved ones and children -- brothers, sisters and it’s very heartbreaking.”

At this point, there is very little new information into the suspicious death of the 30-year-old.

His body was found in August 2017. A California TV station reported at the time that his body had decomposed out in the elements for weeks. They also said it had been eaten by coyotes.

After the discovery, Jesse told FOX19 she thought foul play was involved.

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