Police Conduct 2nd Search of Foster Home Where Child Died

Officials in Auburn say Massachusetts State Police will return to a home where a foster child was found unresponsive and later died on Saturday. 

Police put crime scene tape back around the home at 2 Pheasant Court Tuesday afternoon. The Worcester County District Attorney arrived on scene around 6 p.m.

"Really the best I can tell you is that we have crime scene services here gathering information along with state police, they're going to continue to do their job, it's an active evolving situation.," said Worcester DA Joseph Early Jr.

Last Saturday, the child's foster mother called 911 to report that two children were unresponsive. A 2-year-old girl, later identified as Avalena Conway Coxon, was pronounced dead a short time later at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Another child remains hospitalized.

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families now has custody of the other four children that were living in the home with 34-year-old Kimberly Malpass. Of the six children that lived in the home, three children were Malpass' and three were foster children. No charges have been filed against her.

Agency officials say DCF visited the home days before the girls were found unresponsive.

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