The toddler, Emilliano Terry, disappeared on Sunday and his 20-year-old mother, Camilla Terry, has been arrested in connection with his death.
The woman has reportedly admitted to disposing of the boy's body but claims she was not involved in the boy's death.
Gone: Police and the local community spent the night searching for the missing toddler
Search: Camilla Terry (center) showed police where she had last seen her son at a park on Sunday
The mother claimed she was with her two other children for a visit to the park on Sunday and says she turned away and in one moment the little boy vanished.
The medical examiner said that a body was found on Monday evening in a trash bag, according to WJW-TV.
At a press conference later on Monday it was confirmed that the body was that of Emilliano Terry.
His mother was arrested shortly after 2pm and has been charged with aggravated murder.
An investigator told the local news station that the mother failed a polygraph test.
Police had previously described the woman as being 'helpful and cooperative' with their inquiries.
Her account: The mother said she was watching her two other children at the park, turned away for a moment and the boy was gone