DCFS: Prior report of abuse of Oak Fo...

DCFS: Prior report of abuse of Oak Forest girl who died

There are 18 comments on the The Southtown Star story from Apr 2, 2013, titled DCFS: Prior report of abuse of Oak Forest girl who died. In it, The Southtown Star reports that:

A week before a 3-year-old Oak Forest girl died as a result of head trauma, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services received a report of alleged abuse involving the girl.

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mom2

Chicago, IL

#1 Apr 2, 2013
My stomach turned when I read this.
If only.
Sick Mom

Forest Park, IL

#2 Apr 3, 2013
The police chief needs to be fired for not following up on the first report of abuse.
Keghan

United States

#4 Apr 4, 2013
People.... The police didnt kill this little girl. The adults in her life did.
yes

Midlothian, IL

#5 Apr 4, 2013
Yes, the adults did kill her but from what I understand, the police didn't follow up on their well being check after a report if abuse. I apologize if I misunderstood the newspaper article. The police should've followed up after not reaching family the first time. This is a child's life, I think more attention from police should've been given. Again, I apologize if I misunderstood or the article was false.
Res

Tinley Park, IL

#6 Apr 4, 2013
Absolutely, the police should have followed up. No doubt. And DCFS shoul be held accountable. Far to often they farm out their case and hand off the responsibility. They should have investigated and not relied on the PD. They are a comedy of a state run protective services group, and are never held accountable. The child should have never been left alone with the Devil. May he rot in hell.
Colleen

Harvey, IL

#7 Apr 4, 2013
PD is too busy checking cars to see if their locked
Cindy

Oak Forest, IL

#8 Apr 4, 2013
or if cars are speeding on Central. Gotta give out those tickets!
John

Park Forest, IL

#9 Apr 6, 2013
they only arrested the man,,, didnt the aunt give the child a bath any of those nights between the report of abuse and the night the child died, she should have seen abuse, unless she was in on it
uncle d

Westchester, IL

#10 Apr 6, 2013
Instead of checking to see if your car doors are locked, the police might spend their resources following up on DCFS requested Wellness Checks instead of checking once, finding no one home, and not coming back. Then a week later, a 3 year old is killed from blunt force trauma to the head by her legal guardian's live in boy friend.
Stefano Montana

Chicago, IL

#11 Apr 8, 2013
uncle d wrote:
Instead of checking to see if your car doors are locked, the police might spend their resources following up on DCFS requested Wellness Checks instead of checking once, finding no one home, and not coming back. Then a week later, a 3 year old is killed from blunt force trauma to the head by her legal guardian's live in boy friend.
Exactly they should have broken down the door and searched the house looking in every nook and cranny and then they should break every door down on the street looking for other laws that might be broken. Even if it goes against every right in the constitution.
reader

Oak Forest, IL

#14 Apr 9, 2013
Can any one confirm if there was more than one male living in that household. If so who is he and what does he know. I read articles about this story in several newspapers and some said that the sunt lived with male associates. Associates being pural.
concerned

Oak Forest, IL

#20 Apr 10, 2013
oh my wrote:
<quoted text> good question I think your unfortunately right talk about be calculating. the dcfs probally isn't going to find anything if she has done things like this to hide the abuse shocking
I think anybody that truly knows about her that is being said on here has a responsibility to Gina to call the Oak Forest Police and the DCFS and report your concerns to them to help form a case against her or anyone else involved. Please do not let Gina die in vain. Make that call. Two wrongs don't make a right. Do the right thing.
lizzie0019

Markham, IL

#21 Apr 11, 2013
Just FYI most states have laws to protect people who report suspected abuse (if they are wrong about the abuse.) So you can't be sued for your suspicions. And you can always make an anonymous report! If you suspect abuse, please report it. The kids are depending on us...let's see them grow up.
her ray

Oak Forest, IL

#22 Apr 13, 2013
silence
Secrets

Palatine, IL

#23 Apr 13, 2013
Can't believe this horrible story of this lil girl ,someone has to know what happened? Why no mention of the POS Aunt that should of protected her. Some article comments say she was done with work early afternoon so why wait till all most midnight before checking in on her or why would you let the monster watch this child that you so desperately wanted and say Loved ? What were you thinking ? Some say drugs were involved ,so were they because you know the monster will be telling everything ! Where did they meet ? Can't wrap my head around why she would let a guy she hardly knew move in much less watch the lil girl . Where is the husband ? What are the names of parents or guardians ? Why has the news not been asking more questions? Some say family members are in law enforcement ? If that's true what are they trying to hide? No pic of this lil girl why? Where are the grandparents ? Also the bio parents ? So many unanswered questions ....hopefully the truth will be spoken and all parties involved rot in jail ! Still think the POS Aunt should be charged ! From the no info she will most likely get away with murder may she never get custody of a child again .
hockey mom

Tinley Park, IL

#24 Apr 14, 2013
Shame on you oak forest police
John

Park Forest, IL

#25 Apr 18, 2013
its another story of a forgotten child who's legal guardian didnt want her anymore and is walking free
John

Park Forest, IL

#26 Apr 23, 2013
someone earlier said there was a cout date today the 23rd, does anyone know what happened?

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