Child welfare checks preceded deaths of 2 kids

Dec 16, 2015 5:36 PM by News Staff

Child welfare workers visited the woman suspected in the deaths of two children four times in the past year on allegations of neglect.

Elliot Robinson, head of the Monterey County Department of Social Services, tells the San Francisco Chronicle in a story Wednesday that investigators couldn't find a big enough risk to the youngsters in Tami Huntsman’s care to remove them from her apartment in Salinas.

On Friday, Plumas County sheriff’s deputies were called to check on the well-being of a 9-year-old girl in Quincy.

Investigators found the girl suffering from neglect and abuse, and eventually found two small children dead in a storage unit in Redding.

Huntsman and 17-year-old Gonzalo Curiel were arrested on abuse allegations related to the 9-year-old. They have not been charged in the deaths.

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