Adopted girl's death prompts neglect investigation in Sedro Woolley

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by ELISA HAHN / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on August 1, 2011 at 7:06 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 1 at 7:17 AM

SEDRO WOOLLEY, Wash. – An investigation into possible neglect is under way after an adopted 13-year-old girl died at a home in Skagit County.

Hana Grace Williams, who was adopted from Ethiopia in 2008, was found dead on May 12 in the yard of her home. The Skagit County Medical Examiner’s Office said she died of hypothermia.

A source close to the investigation said Hana was 30 pounds lighter than when she arrived from Ethiopia.

The Washington state Department of Social and Health Services says all eight of her siblings have been removed from the home. The prosecutor’s office said it is still waiting for more information before making a decision on charges.

Hana’s parents could not be reached for comment Sunday.
 

 

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