RIP Beautiful Angel Tamryn ♥
TEXAS: Tamryn Klapheke was only 22 months old when she was found dead in her urine soaked crib, weighing just 17.5lbs (not that much more than a new born).
Her ‘mother’, Tiffany Klapheke, is accused of leaving Tamryn to die in her soiled b
The Klapheke’s children had been the subject of three previous neglect investigations between April 2010 and September 2011.
It has emerged that child protection workers CLOSED THE CASE 6 DAYS BEFORE TAMRYN DIED, DESPITE HAVING NOT VISITED THE HOME IN 11 MONTHS. Police have also accused CPS workers of tampering with evidence.
Police have also said that it appears CPS employees were told by supervisors not to cooperate with law enforcement during the investigation.
Three CPS supervisors are named in a search warrant. There have been no arrests.
The department adds that early evidence indicates there could have been tampering in other cases, as well. They also said that the Texas Office Of Inspector General could conduct its own investigation.
When Tamryn died, the CPS agency involved had a backlog of almost 500 cases, with each caseworker handling a load of more than 60.
“I’m angry and I’m just disgusted,” said Tina Romano, the grandmother of Tamryn. “Knowing that she had her third child and no one had been out to visit, I can’t even think about that in any logical way, why there wasn’t a visit. The child would be alive right now. Had they made one visit even within that 12 month period, they would have seen that there was a problem,”