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‘The House is Horrific’: Records Detail Tragic Life of West Palm Beach Child

Jermaine McNeil was no stranger to the Florida Department of Children and Families Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-962-2873). No fewer than 10 reports had been called in by the time the boy – who was found dead and stuffed in a suitcase earlier this month – was five years old. One called his roach-infested home “horrific.”

Now the boy, and his sister, Ju’tyra, 6, are dead, along with their mother. And as with the case of Nubia and Victor Barahona, the twins found dead and critically injured, respectively, in February, DCF finds itself having to answer questions from child care advocates and others interested in how the agency handles these cases.  Read the entire story here.

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