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DCYF reveals death of 9-month-old baby due to maltreatment

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The Department of Children, Youth and Families is disclosing the fatality of a 9-month-old child.

According to DCYF, the child was from West Greenwich.

The family had no previous involvement with the Department.

The Department initiated an investigation, and through this investigation, DCYF confirmed maltreatment contributed to the fatality. Pursuant to state law, DCYF has notified the Office of the Child Advocate of the report.

Due to confidentiality laws, no other information could be released.

Rhode Islanders are required by law to report known or suspected cases of child abuse or neglect to DCYF within 24 hours of becoming aware of such abuse/neglect. Please call 1-800-RI-CHILD to report known or suspected cases of child abuse.

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