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Michigan Quadriplegic Child Found Dead in Storage Facility – Investigation Pending

By Andrew Prine, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


Michigan authorities are conducting an investigation regarding the death of a 9 year old quadraplegic girl. Tragically, her body was found inside a public storage facility.
Shylea Thomas, age 9, lived in Flint, Michigan. She was quadraplegic and needed a feeding tube for nutrition. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton, investigators, and police officers are conducting this investigation. Shylea had not been seen for six weeks and relatives reported her missing. Her adoptive mother, who was also the child’s aunt, was taken into custody. Shylea’s body was placed into garbage bag that was surrounded by moth balls to try to mask the smell of the body.

Investigators are puzzled as to why the child was missing for 6 weeks before anybody reported this matter to police. You can read more about this story at Quadraplegic Girl, 9, Found Dead in Storage Facility.

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