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Toddler deemed ‘fine’ in a welfare check found dead one month later.

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State Child Protective Services worker Elaina Brown did not believe a toddler was being abused or neglected when she visited the boy’s Detroit apartment to check on him and his mother.

Brown went to the apartment in April after receiving a report about the mother’s mental illness. She visited twice — then never saw the 3-year-old and his mother again.

A month later, Aaron Minor’s decomposed body was found inside the apartment, authorities said. His mother was in a psychiatric ward.

Brown and her supervisor, Kelly Williams, have been charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree child abuse and willful neglect of duty. A judge will soon decide if the case will go to trial.

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