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