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Oct 28, 2015 3:43 PM

Report claims DCF failed to properly investigate claims prior to 'Baby Doe' death


BOSTON, Mass. - The Department of Children and Families closed Bella Bond's case before it should have, according to a report released Wednesday.

READ: Report of DCF role in 'Baby Bella' case to be released Wednesday

According to the Boston Globe, two years before the toddler was found dead on Deer Island, the DCF was to investigate abuse allegation against the infant - but failed to properly investigate.

The report, ordered by Gov. Charlie Baker, found there was conflicting reviews on whether or not Rachelle Bond was a good parent and the DCF should have investigated further.

Rachelle Bond and her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, are facing charges in relation to Baby Bella's death.


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