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Caseworker Fired

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Hillsborough County child protection worker didn't notify police or the state that two foster children he had been assigned to monitor were missing.

A four-month-old baby boy had been murdered in Alabama before social workers located him.

Caseworker Cary Felton unsuccessfully tried for three weeks to get in touch with the baby and an older sibling. A report by the Department of Children and Families criticizes Felton for failing to alert authorities about the missing boys.

The St. Petersburg Times obtained paperwork relating to the death of Phoenix Parrish on a public records request.

Two privately employed caseworkers workers have been fired over their handling of the children's disappearance.


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