DYFS Blamed for Handling Case of Tot Thrown Off Bridge

The girl's father is charged with murder.

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    Arthur Morgan III appears in a San Diego courtroom on Dec. 1, 2011.

    Child welfare officials in New Jersey failed to connect concerns of child abuse and domestic violence in the case of a 2-year-old whose father is accused of tossing her to her death still strapped in her car seat.     

    Children and Families Commissioner Allison Blake on Tuesday released a review over how the agency handled the case of Tierra Morgan-Glover.

    Dad Accused of Tot Murder to Return to NJ

    [NY] Dad Accused of Tot Murder to Return to NJ
    A New Jersey man accused of killing his 2-year-old daughter by leaving her in a creek still strapped into her ce state to stand trial.ar seat, then fleeing to California, agreed Thursday to return to his home state. Pat Battle reports. (Published Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011)

    Child welfare officials investigated the turbulent relationship between the child's father and mother four times in 13 months before she was found dead in a creek in Wall Township in November.     

    Blake says caseworkers never consulted with the agency's domestic violence liaison. They and supervisors also failed to follow up on recommendations made by the special response unit which first investigated child abuse claims.     

    The girl's father is charged with murder.