DCYF: Maltreatment contributed to death of West Warwick child

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families in Providence. (WLNE)

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The Department of Children, Youth and Families on Thursday reported the fatality of a 5-year-old from West Warwick.

The Department said the incident happened on Sept. 18, 2021. After an investigation, they found maltreatment contributed to the death.

A spokesperson said DCYF had no previous involvement with the family. They alerted the Office of the Child Advocate of the report.

DCYF said no further information can be released due to confidentiality laws.

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