Indiana congresswoman requests Child Services briefing on death of 11-month-old

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WASHINGTON (WISH) — An Indiana congresswoman has requested a briefing from the Indiana Department of Child Services connected the decease of 11-month-old Mercedes Lain.

A spokesperson for U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, a Republican from Elkhart, provided News 8 with the pursuing statement:

“Every beingness is precious, and the needless suffering oregon decease of immoderate kid is simply a tragedy. I person reached retired to the Governor’s bureau for an update connected the lawsuit and requested a briefing from the Indiana Department of Child Services connected the heartbreaking decease of this infant. I perfectly stock Hoosiers’ concerns astir the wellbeing of our children and the request to bash much to support them from danger. I volition proceed moving with partners astatine each levels of our kid payment strategy to guarantee we are fulfilling our ngo to support Hoosier kids from harm.” 

Lain’s assemblage was recovered successful a densely wooded country of Starke County adjacent the Marshall County enactment Aug. 18. The lawsuit was ruled a homicide Monday.

Her parents, Kenneth Lain and Tiffany Coburn, and babysitter, Justin Miller, are each charged with neglect of a dependent.

Miller pleaded not blameworthy successful his archetypal tribunal proceeding Tuesday. Lain and Coburn are adjacent owed successful tribunal Sept. 15.

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