A dozen of child abuse complaints were ignored by Iowa DHS before 16-year-old Natalie Finn's starvation death: reports

2 months ago

Iowa news.

Four years after 16-year-old Iowa teen Natalie Finn’s starvation death, a 160-page report publicized Monday blew the state Department of Human Services (DHS) for neglecting to examine more than a dozen complaints of child abuse at her adopted home after she departed the foster care system.

Finn weighed 81 pounds when she was found by police at the home of her foster parents in Des Moines in October 2016. She died later at the hospital.

Her adoptive mother, Nicole Finn, was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree homicide in 2018. Her adoptive father faced two counts of assault and injury.