Infant in Foster Care Through “Relative Placement” Dies

Couple charged with death.

Denalee Chapman December 27, 2014
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KOMU News in Missouri reported that Tyler and Olivia Finley cared for infant, Lily Ann Bake until she was taken to the hospital by ambulance in late November following a 911 call from their home. The couple had the 3-month old in their care through relative placement.

After being in the hospital for a little over a week, the infant died. During examination, the doctors caring for Lily discovered multiple injuries indicative of child abuse, according to KFVS 12.

Charged with child abuse resulting in the infant’s death are Tyler Finley, 23-years-old, and Olivia Finley, 22-years old. The full story can be read at the Daily Journal.

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Denalee Chapman

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