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Group to Review Department of Children and Families’, System’s Handling of Twins’ Case

A high-profile panel of three experts, including two involved with past child death cases, will investigate how the Department of Children and Families and others handled circumstances leading up to the Feb. 14 discovery of 10-year-old Victor Barahona, covered in acid, and his twin sister Nubia Barahona’s decomposed body in the bed of their father’s pickup truck.

“Common sense approaches to suspicious behavior, better pay and training for child welfare investigators, and improved communications with law enforcement were some of the ideas discussed Friday when the panel met to open their investigation into what went wrong with the state’s efforts to protect” the twins from alleged abuse by their adoptive parents, the Miami Herald wrote. Read the entire story here.

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