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Failed To Death

Failed to Death


CHILD PROFILES

Jazzmin Escobar

2:42 PM, Nov 19, 2012

Three months before Jazzmin Escobar died because of what her uncle described as a tumble down the stairs to a cement floor, her older brother told a caseworker that the same uncle scratched behind his ears and whipped him.

Adrian Ruybal

2:36 PM, Nov 16, 2012

The Phillips County Department of Social Services received five referrals between 2001 and 2003 related to Leticia Ruybal's parenting.

Zoe Garcia

8:49 PM, Nov 15, 2012

Her mother, Dana Trujillo, often left her care up to her oldest daughter, then-16-year-old Heather, and her daughter's live-in boyfriend, Lamar Roberts, then 17, who beat Zoe to death.

Olivia Ogden

8:48 PM, Nov 15, 2012

Chase and Olivia Ogden, 13-year-old twins , died Oct. 4, 2010, of gunshot wounds in a murder-suicide in which their mother also shot herself.

Ashya Joseph

8:48 PM, Nov 15, 2012

Maria Darlene Gardner , distraught over the suicide of her husband, was in no shape to continue caring for her five young children. A community services provider warned an El Paso County child welfare caseworker that Gardner was making funeral arrangements for herself and the children.

Chad Munoz

8:47 PM, Nov 15, 2012

Before Chad Munoz was even born, his parents were causing him harm.

Ciarea Taylor Witherspoon

8:44 PM, Nov 15, 2012

Child-protection workers had seven chances to help Ciarea Witherspoon's family before she was left alone in a bathtub.

Lyberty Spencer

8:32 PM, Nov 13, 2012

The backyard where 4-year-old Lyberty Spencer liked to play was described after her death by police as "an accident waiting to happen." Rusty nails, batteries and a broken swing set cluttered the yard.

Daisai Derzon

8:32 PM, Nov 13, 2012

Daisai Derzon was a 2-year-old in Cortez when her biological parents went to prison, their parental rights terminated, and Daisai and her two siblings were placed in a foster home. Within two months, the children were moved to another foster home across the state in Grand County where Daisai would die of a severe blow to the head within a year.

Alivia Ramirez

8:32 PM, Nov 13, 2012

The little brother and sister were asleep as fire and smoke crept through their house, asphyxiating them in their beds. No one was home to protect them.

Laniece Fletcher

8:31 PM, Nov 13, 2012

Laniece Fletcher, the youngest of four, was always trying to keep up with her brothers and sisters. The day she was run over by a van in the parking lot of her apartment complex, the 22-month-old was playing outside with three of them - only she was too small for the van's driver to see.

Kevin Rosa-Perez

8:30 PM, Nov 13, 2012

Kevin Rosa Perez's uncle, Jason Price, a Fort Carson soldier, was charged with killing 2-year-old Kevin after the boy died of blunt-force trauma to the head.

Rashad Maxey

8:29 PM, Nov 13, 2012

Rashad Maxey's mom dropped him off at his aunt's house Dec. 6, 2007, so she could take care of him for the day. He was bundled in his snowsuit, a little sick, but happy enough that he waved bye-bye to his mom as she left for work.

Charles Pettus, Jr.

8:26 PM, Nov 13, 2012

Charles Pettus Jr., 4, died June 7, 2011, in a single-car rollover crash on Interstate 70 near the Eisenhower Tunnel.

Andres Estrada

7:48 PM, Nov 12, 2012

No one was watching Andres Estrada when he died.

Grayson Hunt

7:46 PM, Nov 12, 2012

Grayson Hunt died in filth.

Neveah Gallegos

7:45 PM, Nov 12, 2012

Miriam Gallegos promised her mother she wouldn't leave Neveah alone with her boyfriend.

Julian Adams Lacas

9:02 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Julian Adams Lacas was born with bright blue eyes.

Aldrich Leathers

9:02 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Aldrich Leathers was found floating in the tub with his bath toys.

Caleb Pacheco

9:01 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Child-protection workers knew Caleb Pacheco's family was looking for him.

Phabin Lucero

9:01 PM, Nov 11, 2012

As a caregiver for children, Jacob Garcia was covered in red flags.

Maria Macias

7:51 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Maria Macias never heard the sound of her own name.

Adoal Monydhal

7:04 PM, Nov 11, 2012

No one was watching 2-year-old Adoal Monydhal when she pushed open the screen door onto the sixth-story balcony.

Alesana Mowery

7:00 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Six-month-old Alesana Lynn-Marie Mowery died in 2011 with her head wedged between a mattress and a wall. Her mother, Michelle Huff, after a night out drinking, had placed Alesana on her queen-sized bed with a 2-year-old half brother. Huff then went to sleep on the living room floor with her 3-year-old.

Lillian Leyba

6:51 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Lilian Leyba spent her first Thanksgiving surrounded by family.

Chase Ogden

6:49 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Chase and Olivia Ogden, 13-year-old twins , died Oct. 4, 2010, of gunshot wounds in a murder-suicide in which their mother also shot herself.

Isaiah Perez

6:41 PM, Nov 11, 2012

On July 27, 2008, Amanda Holbert placed her 9-month-old son, Isaiah Perez, into a tub for a bath in their Log Lane Village home in Morgan County.

Urijah Lara-Baca

6:38 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Urijah's death is still under investigation.

Iyana Perez

6:36 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Iyana's grandmother, Snowie Buehler, was supposed to provide a place of refuge for Iyana.

Alexander Perkins

6:32 PM, Nov 11, 2012

About five months before Alexander Perkins died, a Teller County child-protective staffer was warned that two children, ages 5 and 7, were wearing diapers and not attending school.

Kayla Dutcher

6:27 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Legally blind, Kayla Dutcher died Oct. 7, 2007, from an overdose of Tramadol , a prescription painkiller. The El Paso County Department of Human Services determined she died of fatal neglect and an injurious environment, and listed the parents as being responsible.

Angel Preza

6:20 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Tahca Christensen had left her young children alone in the bathtub before.

Sanai Deleon-Pitts

6:18 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Calvin Pitts couldn't explain the burns on his 3-month-old son's left thigh and right foot.

Nicole Clark

6:14 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Nicole Clark and her mother spent their last hours eating McDonald's burritos and watching a movie in their Jeep Cherokee, parked in their garage in Lafayette.

Timothy Ramirez

6:11 PM, Nov 11, 2012

The little brother and sister were asleep as fire and smoke crept through their house, asphyxiating them in their beds. No one was home to protect them.

Torrey Elijah Brown, Jr.

6:10 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Torrey Brown Jr.'s grandmother got to keep him for one night after she told an Adams County caseworker she feared for his life. Then she was ordered to give the baby back to his mother, who police say suffocated him and threw him in the trash.

Samantha Brown

6:04 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Jilliean Phillips drank three cans of beer and took three shots of vodka before she laid her 5-month-old daughter in bed with her.  When she awoke Oct. 24, 2010, Samantha Brown was dead.

Loreyna Barea

6:00 PM, Nov 11, 2012

When a relative called Weld County social services to complain that the children in Genevieve Barea's home behaved oddly and were afraid of Barea, the complaint was quickly written off.

Tamyrii Randall

5:57 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Tamyrii "Mimi" Randall lived with her mother, Tanesa Randall, an infant sibling, a 9-year-old sister and her mother's boyfriend, Tristan Price.

Antonio Angel

5:56 PM, Nov 11, 2012

According to a Pueblo Police Department report, Antonio's father, Anthony Angel, claimed the infant sustained fatal injuries when he hit his head on a bar while riding on a public bus.

Stonie Bridgeo

5:53 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Stonie Bridgeo was 2½ years old in 2008 when he spent a morning watching television in his family's rented Eckert home while his father, Michael Bridgeo, who had just returned from working a night shift, slept in another room.

Angel Deherrera

5:49 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Child-protection workers received nine phone calls from people concerned about Manuela Tooker's foster home before they placed Angel Deherrera in her care.

Joziah Romero

5:47 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Joziah Romero was cold and stiff when his mother found him.

Dominic Hildago

5:39 PM, Nov 11, 2012

A month after she successfully completed a Nurturing Parent Program, teen mother Delia Malouff was four-times-the-legal-limit drunk when she rolled over on her 8-month-old baby in her bed and suffocated him.

Cody Smallwood

5:24 PM, Nov 11, 2012

The danger of leaving powerful drugs out where children could reach them was a recurring lesson social workers and medical professionals tried to teach Robert Smallwood.

Alexus Sorensen

5:20 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Alexus' death is still under investigation.

Moon Tafoya-Reyes

5:14 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Moon Sosuke Tafoya was just five months old when she died last June 15 at Swedish Medical Center.

David Torres

5:10 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Like his nine older siblings and half-siblings, David Torres tested positive for drugs on the day he was born.

Summer Moon Hawk

5:07 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Summer Moon Hawk was the first child born in Loveland in 2010. A newspaper article heralded the occasion.

Izaiah Toscano-Moyer

5:06 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Izaiah Toscano-Moyer was 2 months old when his parents, Arielle Moyer and Juan Toscano, took him camping in a tent near Rifle in late June 2011.

Michael Ryan Harris

5:02 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Roseanna Key heard her son crying - screaming - from behind the door.

Gabriel Trujillo

4:57 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Gabriel Trujillo's frail body was covered in bruises and what appeared to be cigarette burns.

Dolci Gryshayeva

4:56 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Luz Valdez

4:53 PM, Nov 11, 2012

The three times Isidoro Valdez dropped his infant daughter, child-protection workers considered them accidents.

Then, he killed her.

Jocilynn Graham

4:49 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Jocilynn Graham was 13 months old when she was removed from life support on Dec. 9, 2011.

Chandler Grafner

4:44 PM, Nov 11, 2012

The story of 7-year-old Chandler Grafner is among the most notorious of child deaths in Colorado history, so tragic it led to a governor's review of child abuse.

Alize Vick

4:44 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Based on the reports filed by her foster mother, 2-year-old Alize Vick was extremely accident prone during the seven months she lived with Jules Cuneo.

Jesse Weaver

4:37 PM, Nov 11, 2012

The last eight years of Jesse Weaver's life, Lincoln County caseworkers frequently investigated child abuse and neglect cases at his house.

Adam Gonzales

4:36 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Amanda Lujan found her 10-month-old son where he was left the night before - swaddled in a blanket on the closet floor, tucked away next to a teddy bear and an old speaker.

Christian Wentz

4:31 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Christian Wentz had recently celebrated his first birthday when his mother, Krystal Wentz, found a bad burn on his hand and tried to take him to a doctor. Christian's father, Edward Geavanni Cox, tried to stop her from going and the public struggle turned into a domestic violence arrest for Cox on April 6, 2010, in the tiny mining town of Somerset.

Alex Gilmore

4:23 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Alex's death is still under investigation and few details are available.

Rosalia Garcia-Quintana

4:20 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Preston White-Cheever

4:12 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Preston Cheever was born amid allegations that his mother was abusing Vicodin.

Zachariah Yancey

3:48 PM, Nov 11, 2012

Zachariah Yancey was a week shy of 3 months old in August 2009 when his father called 911 to report his son was having trouble breathing.

Ashaquae Foster

3:47 PM, Nov 11, 2012

El Paso County Department of Human Services received numerous reports that 12-year-old Ashaquae Foster was being abused and mistreated.

Elijah Exilasse

3:28 PM, Nov 11, 2012

The day that would have been Elijah's fifth birthday, his 27-year-old father, Wilfred Exilasse, was arrested by Orange County, Fla., law enforcement authorities on child abuse charges in connection with the child's death.

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