- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania prosecutor says a county child welfare agency was in disarray when it had a series of contacts with the family of a 9-year-old boy whose emaciated body was found inside a filthy bedroom last year.

Pennlive.com reported Thursday (https://bit.ly/1M8Huvp ) that Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico doesn’t plan to file criminal charges against anyone with Children and Youth Services over the death of Jarrod Tutko Jr.

That’s despite serious problems that he says include a lack of adequate investigative training.

Jarrod’s parents await trial on homicide charges. He weighed less than 17 pounds at death.

A grand jury that investigated the case says government at all levels needs to review how child welfare cases are transferred between states and the process for screening cases for action.


Information from: Pennlive.com, https://www.pennlive.com



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