FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A Washington County one-year-old’s death has raised serious questions about child safety and accountability.
The grandmother and great aunt of Kayleigh Mae Cassell said the system failed the little girl who died on Sunday. Kayleigh was found unresponsive in her Kingsbury family home Sunday morning. She was later pronounced dead at Glens Falls Hospital.
The Washington County sheriff and district attorney are not releasing any findings on Kayleigh’s autopsy. They said they are waiting until toxicology results are returned. The district attorney is waiting on toxicology results before filing any charges.
However, Kayleigh’s Great Aunt Robin Sorrell and grandmother Donna Barnes said they called local law enforcement and Child Protective Services several times regarding fears of abuse inside the home Kayleigh shared with her two siblings, their mother, and their mother’s boyfriend who was arrested on an unrelated criminal contempt charge.
Sorrell said she will petition the court to get custody of Kayleigh’s siblings who are currently with other family members.