East Texas Toddler Death Update: Child Protective Service's latest action
POSTED: Monday, August 27, 2012 - 6:48pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 10:22am
Tyler, TX — We continue our coverage of the 2-year-old, Jacob Kimbley's death. Investigation is still underway, as of now... autopsy results are still pending.
Justice of the Peace, Mitch Shamburger, tells KETK autopsy results will be in soon and that lab work is being done.
KETK follows up with Child Protective Services, Shari Pulliam, tells KETK that the five children have been separated in foster homes. Pulliam says, the children are talking and are healthy and have accepted what they have been told by Child Protective Services.
KETK asked Pulliam what the children's physical condition was at the time of removal.
"They were quite dirty when we removed them from the home, the home conditions did concern us, so that's why we did take them into foster care, so we can continue our investigation alongside law enforcement about what really happened out there that day when the 2-year- old child died, said Shari Pulliam."
The condition of the home and kids were enough to remove them from the home.
CPS is working with law enforcement to determine whether the children will be released to the parents, but that action depends on the outcome of investigation.
Pulliam says, visits with the Kimbley children and their parents are set for a later date, and that visited will be supervised by the CPS office.
We will update as this case develops and when autopsy results are in.