Tags:From the Asheville Citizen-Times:
Ruth McCoy says she pleaded for months to have her niece’s 1-year-old daughter removed from an unheated, dirty mobile home in Western North Carolina. ...Read the full article
...no one has been charged in the toddler’s death. The state medical examiner said she died of “undetermined” causes but noted bruises and broken bones.
While Swain County authorities continue to investigate, The Associated Press found Aubrey was failed by virtually every institution that was supposed to protect her.
Despite repeated complaints from family members and friends, social workers left the toddler in an environment deemed unsafe for other children.
After Aubrey’s death, social workers falsified records to cover their tracks, according to more than two dozen interviews and police and court documents. The Sheriff’s Office also had a chance to intervene but deferred to social workers. ...
The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death and the way the local agency handled her case. ...
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