Eric Forbes and Emani Moss lived 60 miles apart. But together, their tragic deaths allegedly at the hands of their parents could spark changes for the state agency responsible for protecting children.
Georgia’s Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services said late Tuesday it is investigating its own actions in the lives of the two children.
“The loss of any child’s life is painful, but the details surrounding the deaths of both 12-year-old Eric Forbes and 10-year-old Emani Moss paint a picture more tragic than many in this agency’s history,” DFCS said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to those we know whose grief is inconsolable.”
The agency had investigated abuse allegations concerning both children prior to their deaths. But both children were allowed to remain in homes with their parents.