Illinois DCFS Investigates Chicago Family Nine Times Before Child’s Drug Overdose

Illinois DCFS Investigates Chicago Family Nine Times Before Child’s Drug Overdose

CHICAGO (AP) – The state’s child welfare office investigated one Chicago family nine different times, and the last proved to be tragic.

According to CBS 2, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigated allegations of drug abuse, sexual misconduct and neglect in the home of 12-year-old Joel Watts. On the final visit, the boy was found dead from a drug overdose.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s report stated Joel had ethanol and fentanyl in his system.

The mother reportedly has struggled with drug addiction.

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