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Foster Care Tragedy: 10-Year-Old Dakota Stevens’ Death Ruled Homicide

Death of 10-Year-Old Foster Child Dakota Stevens Ruled Homicide

Foster Care Tragedy – Dakota Stevens’ Death Due to Mechanical Asphyxia

According to the article True Crime News, Dakota Stevens, a 10-year-old boy in foster care, died in April, and his death has been ruled a homicide by mechanical asphyxia. On April 25, police were called to a home in Valparaiso, Indiana, where Dakota Stevens was having a medical emergency. He was taken to a hospital in Porter and then flown to South Bend, but he died two days later after being taken off life support.

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Foster Care Tragedy: 10-Year-Old Dakota Stevens’ Death Ruled Homicide (PHOTO: WNDU)

Indiana DCS Expresses Sorrow Over Dakota Stevens’ Tragic Death

Dakota Stevens had been in foster care for several years because his parents struggled with drug addiction, which led to his father’s death. He lived with his aunt for a year, who said he brought a lot of joy to others. However, the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) took Dakota and his sister from their aunt and put them back in state care. His sister was adopted, but Dakota moved between different foster families. The Indiana DCS expressed deep sadness over Dakota Stevens’s death, saying, “Our entire staff is heartbroken by this news. DCS works with partners across the state to investigate the death of a child when there is suspected abuse or neglect and will take the appropriate action.” No one has been arrested for Dakota Stevens’s death, and the investigation is still ongoing.

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