The name, age and city, town or general location of residence of the child who has suffered the fatality or near fatality:
The victim is Arica, a 17-year-old girl, from Taylor
The fact that a child suffered a near fatality or fatality as the result of abuse, abandonment or neglect:
Information available indicates this is a near-fatality as a result of neglect.
The name, age and city, town or general location of residence of the alleged perpetrator, if available:
The alleged perpetrator is Cindy Johnson, 41, from Taylor.
Whether there have been reports, or any current or past cases, of child abuse, abandonment or neglect involving the child and the current alleged abusive or neglectful parent, guardian or custodian:
There have been prior CPS reports containing allegations of neglect of Arica by Cindy Johnson Reports were received and investigated in November 2000; one in February 2001 and two reports in April 2001. All of the investigations resulted in unsubstantiated findings. Services were offered but declined.
Actions taken by CPS in response to the fatality or near fatality of the child:
Child Protective Services jointly investigated the allegations with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. CPS has filed a dependency petition regarding Arica. She was placed in the care of a relative upon discharge from the hospital.