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 Joseph, a 3-and-½ year-old boy, from Tucson.
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 perpetrators are Jessica Mariani, 22, and Eliseo Olea, 22, both from Tucson.
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:
CPS received one prior report regarding Joseph. This report was received in July 2007 after Joseph was found outside without adult supervision. The allegations of neglect were substantiated, day care services were provided and the case was closed.
Actions taken by CPS in response to the fatality or near fatality of the child:
Child Protective Services jointly investigated the allegations with Tucson Police Department. Joseph was taken into CPS custody following his discharge from the hospital. Another child in the home was also taken into CPS custody.