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Caseworkers sued in death of Grand Junction child

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Posted at 10:06 AM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 12:06:52-04

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against four employees of the Mesa County Department of Human Services in connection to the death of an 11-month-old girl.

The Daily Sentinel reports that the four employees have been named in a federal civil lawsuit that was filed by the grandfather of Angel Place, who died in September 2014.

Angel died as a result of blunt-force injuries to the head nine weeks after she was placed in the care of her aunt and uncle.

The lawsuit alleges that the Department of Human Services child-protection workers should never have removed Angel from the care of her foster family.

Angel's aunt, Sydney White, was sentenced last November to 30 years in prison for the death.

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