AUBURN (CBS) — Investigators spent hours Wednesday at an Auburn foster home, where one child in foster care died and another was critically injured over the weekend.
State crime lab workers and police detectives were seen entering the home and coming out with bags of potential evidence on Wednesday morning.
“We haven’t even labeled it criminal at this point. We can’t prejudge an investigation,” Early said.
The second little girl who was found unresponsive on Saturday is still hospitalized in critical condition.
“The situation is dire. She is still very critical, very critical condition,” Early said.
Six children were in the foster home at the time of the death. Three of the Department of Children and Families workers assigned to the home were unlicensed, officials said.
Police have said they’ve taken more than two dozen 911 calls from the Auburn home since 2008.
Avalena’s biological mother, Jessica Conway, is a recovering drug addict who lost custody of her daughter and was working to get her back.
“Something has to be done,“ Conway told WBZ-TV. “The governor really needs to get involved here because another child has died in DCF custody.”