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    Child Fatality/Near Fatality Reports

    A death or near death of a child under suspicious circumstances often effects the wider community with everyone left wondering what could have been done differently to prevent the untimely death of a child.  By law, the department is required to investigate circumstances surrounding cases where suspected child abuse may have occurred.   To help the community better understand what lead to the death, and to help initiate a discussion on how Pennsylvanians as a whole can prevent future deaths from occurring, the department posts the findings of our investigations below.  

    Unless the reports compromise a criminal proceeding all reports are posted.  Some information is redacted from the reports as it is protected by privacy laws, most notably medical information protected by the federal HIPAA law.  

    All finalized child death and near death reports are considered public information in Pennsylvania. For reports going back more than five years please call 717-787-3984 to request a copy of the report(s) you are looking for.

    The confidentiality language on the cover page of the fatality and near fatality reports posted below pertains only to unredacted reports. By statute, redacted reports are available to the public and do not require a Right to Know request.

    Any issues with this page or with a report, please contact Ross Kanenson at: rkanenson@pa.gov

    2013

    Central Region

    Deaths                                                                              

     

    Near Deaths

                                                                                          

    Northeast Region                   

    Deaths
    Houtz_Death_022713_NE.pdf                                                   
    Near Deaths

    NearDeath_010813_NE.pdf
    NearDeath_012413_NE.pdf

    NearDeath_070813_NE.pdf
    NearDeath_050513_NE.pdf
    NearDeath_091913_NE.pdf 

     

     

    Southeast Region
     

    Deaths
    Near Deaths

                                                                                                       

    Western Region 

    Deaths

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Near Deaths

     

     

                                                                                                           

    2012

    Central Region

    Deaths
     
     
    Near Deaths
     

    Northeast Region

    Deaths
     

    Near Deaths

     
     

    Southeast Region

    Deaths

    Near Deaths

    Western Region

    Deaths
     
    Near Deaths
     

    2011

    Central Region

    Deaths
     
    Near Deaths

     

    Northeast Region

    Deaths
    Near Deaths

     

    Southeast Region

    Deaths
     
    Near Deaths

    Western Region

    Deaths
    Near Deaths
     


     

     

    2010

    Central Region

    Deaths

    Near Deaths

     

    Northeast Region

    Deaths
     

    Near Deaths

    Southeast Region

    Deaths
     
    Near Deaths
    NearDeath_012910_SE.pdf
    Near Death_013010_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_020210_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_020710_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_030610_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_030610_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_032210_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_032310_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_040210_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_040910_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_042010_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_051410_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_051410_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_060410_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_060510_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_061110_SE.pdf
    Near Death_063010_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_070110_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_070710_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_07910_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_073110_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_072710_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_081210_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_081610_SE.pdf
    Near Death_082310_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_082510_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_082810_SE.pdf
    Near Death_102010_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_102610_SE.pdf
    Near Death_110810_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_111810_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_111910_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_112810_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_122410_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_122710_SE.pdf

    Western Region

    Deaths
    Near Deaths

    2009

    Central Region

    Deaths

    Alston_Death_060609_C.pdf
    Thomas_Death_030409_C.pdf
    Ferguson_Death_022609_C.pdf

    Near Deaths

    NearDeath_101909_CE.pdf
    NearDeath_061709_C.pdf
    NearDeath_060809_C.pdf
    NearDeath_060509_C.pdf
    NearDeath_051509_C.pdf
    NearDeath_050309_C.pdf
    NearDeath_042509_C.pdf
    NearDeath_042009_C.pdf
    NearDeath_030709_C.pdf
    NearDeath_030109_C.pdf
    NearDeath_020409_C.pdf
    NearDeath_011309_C.pdf

    Northeast Region

    Deaths

    Johnson_Death_060609_NE.pdf
    Ellinger_Death_050709_NE.pdf
    Hausman-Markell_Death_050309_NE.pdf
    Hall_Death_041109_NE.pdf
    Boyle_Death_040109_NE.pdf
    HegenveldA_Death_031709_NE.pdf
    Jimenez_Death_020409_first_NE.pdf
    Jimenez_Death_020409_second_NE.pdf
    Martinez_Death_012409_first_NE.pdf
    Martinez_Death_012409_second_NE.pdf
    Thoebald_Death_010109_NE.pdf

    Near Deaths

    NearDeath_061309_NE.pdf
    NearDeath_041109_NE.pdf
    NearDeath_040209_NE.pdf
    NearDeath_013009_NE.pdf
    NearDeath_012209_NE.pdf
    NearDeath_010809_NE.pdf

    Southeast Region

    Deaths

    Butler_Death_120909_SE.pdf
    Gallop_Death_112109_SE.pdf
    Duque_Death_110909_SE.pdf
    Ferriera_Death_102109_SE.pdf
    Ortiz_Death_101209_SE.pdf
    Erfan_Death_092509_SE.pdf
    Rivers_Death_081709_SE.pdf
    Slutsky_Death_070109_SE.pdf
    Boyd_Death_061809_SE.pdf
    Casino_Death_041609_SE.pdf
    Ramos-Panzullo_Death_040609_SE.pdf
    Kohn_Death_031709_SE.pdf
    Acevedo_Death_022809_SE.pdf
    Parker_Death_021909_SE.pdf
    Robinson_Death_012709_SE.pdf
    Schaible_Death_012409_SE.pdf

    Near Deaths

    NearDeath_121809_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_112109_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_110909_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_100209_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_091909_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_082009_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_080709_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_061909_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_061409_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_050109_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_042609_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_041009_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_032509_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_031809_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_030509_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_022109_SE.pdf
    NearDeath_021209_SE.pdf

    Western Region

    Deaths

    Beck_Death_120209_W.pdf
    Crawley_Death_040709_W.pdf
    Roush_Death_011509_W.pdf

    Near Deaths

    NearDeath_112609_W.pdf
    NearDeath_042609_W.pdf
    NearDeath_041709_W.pdf
    NearDeath_041009_W.pdf
    NearDeath_040709_W.pdf
    NearDeath_022609_W.pdf
    NearDeath_021309_W.pdf
    NearDeath_021109_W.pdf
    NearDeath_010409_W.pdf

    2008

    Central Region

    Deaths

    No reports available

    Near Deaths

    No reports available
     

    Northeast Region

    Deaths

    No reports available

    Near Deaths

    No reports available
     

    Southeast Region

    Deaths

    DeJesus_Death_082408_SE.pdf
    Brown_Death_030508_SE.pdf

    Near Deaths

    No reports available
     

    Western Region

    Deaths

    No reports available

    Near Deaths

    No reports available