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Florida Child Abuse Attorney: Another Child, 1, Dies Who Was Known to DCF

Another child has died. And again, in an alarming trend, the child was one known to officials at the Florida Department of Children and Families. Though the child’s death was considered “mysterious” by some, the toddler’s death is under DCF investigation.

According to news reports, the child was cold and unresponsive when found in his crib in his Cape Coral home. He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

A DCF report revealed that some two weeks earlier, the child arrived at an area hospital suffering multiple skull fractures. Doctors were told by his mother and her boyfriend that the boy hit his head after being knocked over by the family dog. The two gave “conflicting reports” regarding the night the boy died.

No charges have been filed. But concerns have been raised anew regarding how DCF handles questionable, suspicious and “mysterious” cases. DCF reportedly has called the boy’s death “beyond comprehension.”

On this, child advocates most certainly agree. What is learned from this latest case will determine whether “beyond comprehension” leads to beyond repeating.

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