Drowning death of 3-year-old Dana boy...

Drowning death of 3-year-old Dana boy under investigation

There are 33 comments on the Tribune-Star story from Jul 27, 2009, titled Drowning death of 3-year-old Dana boy under investigation. In it, Tribune-Star reports that:

The drowning death of a 3-year-old Dana boy remains under investigation by the Vermillion County Sheriff's Department.

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cindy

Greencastle, IN

#1 Aug 7, 2009
Just wondering if this is still under investigation?
clintonguy

United States

#2 Aug 7, 2009
cindy wrote:
Just wondering if this is still under investigation?
Yes it is...the other kids have been removed by social services
cindy

Greencastle, IN

#3 Aug 7, 2009
I hope something is done about this, why was the little boy playing by a underground pool unsupervised??? From my understanding the mother was very neglectful all the time with the children and all she is worried about is going partying with her friends. We seen her at the funeral home and she was laughing and smoking outside most of the time.
clintonguy

United States

#4 Aug 7, 2009
THE SAD THING IS THE NEIGHBORS HAVE CALL AND MADE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE CHILDREN NOT BEING CARED FOR AND IT TOOK ONE OF THEM DIEING BEFORE THE AUTHORITIES WOULD STEP IN.
katie

Greencastle, IN

#5 Aug 10, 2009
clintonguy wrote:
THE SAD THING IS THE NEIGHBORS HAVE CALL AND MADE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE CHILDREN NOT BEING CARED FOR AND IT TOOK ONE OF THEM DIEING BEFORE THE AUTHORITIES WOULD STEP IN.
A lot of people i know, know her and it is said that it took a beautiful child to die before something should of been done. They need to find new CPS workers to do better investigations in this county. I hate to say this but the little boy is at peace now and probly living a better life than he was.
morbid

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Aug 10, 2009
cindy wrote:
I hope something is done about this, why was the little boy playing by a underground pool unsupervised??? From my understanding the mother was very neglectful all the time with the children and all she is worried about is going partying with her friends. We seen her at the funeral home and she was laughing and smoking outside most of the time.
you have no idea how you will react if you ever have to bury a child. some people smoke when feeling a great deal of anxiety and some laugh ..both are reactions that others may find odd..i don't know the circumstances involved or her mothering skills, albeit, you should not be going to a wake to observe how family react or whatever else they do. you come across as more nosey than concerned
katie

Greencastle, IN

#7 Aug 11, 2009
went to pay my respects to the little boy and no one was in the funeral home, so once again he was left by himself.

Since: Jun 07

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#8 Aug 11, 2009
katie wrote:
went to pay my respects to the little boy and no one was in the funeral home, so once again he was left by himself.
Everyone went to the State Fair.
katie

Greencastle, IN

#9 Aug 11, 2009
Sown Oats wrote:
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Everyone went to the State Fair.
so they all went to the state fair and also heard they were all hanging out in mecca bar during the whole week after the boy died.
stoney

Terre Haute, IN

#10 Aug 26, 2009
thats messed up
katie

Greencastle, IN

#11 Aug 27, 2009
I'm glad the other children got taken away so nothing will happen to them. To bad vermillion cops couldnt see that there wasnt something wrong with this picture.
Sue

Greencastle, IN

#12 Oct 2, 2009
has anyone heard a update? was the other two boys taken away from the mom?
Lyle

Clinton, IN

#13 Dec 10, 2009
Very sad.
Mmmhmm

Terre Haute, IN

#14 Dec 30, 2009
I know that the boys were taken away from her.

The sad part is that I know for a fact she was briefly taking care of a teenage girl that was assigned to her through either foster care or child protective services. I don't know how the hold thing works but she was taking care of a teenage girl.

If I remember right, this is the same woman that asked those attending the funeral to not wear shoes, as he would have liked it that way.
Katie

Greencastle, IN

#15 Jan 19, 2010
well i know that CPS has been involved in the past with this mother and i would find it hard to believe that she would be fostering a girl teenage.
Terre Haute

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Jan 20, 2010
If she is not allowed to have her own children...then how would she be allowed to foster another child?? I am sure that CPS is breathing down her neck so I doubt that she could hide the fact that she has a teenager in her care...if that rumor is true!! Just thoughts....I don't know!
Hautian Mom

Terre Haute, IN

#17 Jan 20, 2010
Anyone got a link to the original story of the boy drowning?
jack

United States

#18 Jan 20, 2010
toodles

United States

#19 Jan 3, 2013
I know its been a while since this happened but she just recently lost another son. An 8 week old baby boy. :( All I know all I'm going to say may he rest in peace.

Since: Jan 13

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#20 Jan 3, 2013
What's sad is that she was able to have another child. If you lose a child through neglect, you should automatically be sterilized.

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