- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

PERRY, Iowa (AP) - Police have identified a teen found dead in a central Iowa home.

Perry police say 16-year-old Sabrina Ray was found in the home Friday evening. Officials have not released autopsy results showing her cause of death.

The Iowa Department of Human Services says the death is being investigated as a child abuse case. The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/2pHHouA ) the girl was adopted and found in the home of Misty and Marc Ray, who ran a child day care out of the home.

The newspaper says the girl was homeschooled with her siblings in the home, which had been monitored by state workers following complaints about inadequate nutrition and the use of corporal punishment.

Iowa’s DHS said in a statement Tuesday that it is taking a comprehensive review of its child welfare system and is committed to protecting vulnerable children.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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