Shumlin calls for investigation after infant deathMay 14,2014
The Associated Press
MONTPELIER -- Gov. Peter Shumlin wants an investigation of the state Department for Children and Families after learning a caseworker visited a home on a child abuse claim shortly before the child died.
The child, 15-month-old Peighton Geraw, died an hour after the April 4 visit by the caseworker to his Winooski home. Authorities call the death a homicide.
The Burlington Free Press reports Shumlin said he immediately instructed DCF Commissioner David Yacovone to investigate each case thoroughly; he also demanded a broader examination.
Police said Fletcher Allen Health Care personnel spotted bruises on Peighton's neck while treating him for a fever and vomiting on April 2. The hospital notified DCF, but discharged Peighton into the care of his mother and her boyfriend.
Yacovone said an internal review would be conducted.MORE IN This Just In
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