Ricky Holland, a seven-year-old living in a suburb of Michigan's State Capital city, was allegedly beaten and killed by his parents. Last summer hundreds of volunteers got involved in searching for him when he was reported missing by his parents. Then police were led to his body in January by his father.
Now according to a story in today's Detroit Free Press, the local prosecutor says others may be charged in Ricky's death.
Mysteriously silent is the Michigan Office of Children's Ombudsman which has the responsibility to investigate the state's role in protecting kids at-risk for abuse and neglect. The Michigan Department of Social Services had been involved in his care and his protection. There has been no apparent investigation by this office or others about state involvement.
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