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Officials Investigating Deaths of 4 Rowan Co. Children

Posted June 20, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Rowan County officials are trying to figure out why four children have died there this year. there is also concern about how the head of Rowan County social services handled the cases.

The latest child to die was the 2-year-old son of a former prison inmate who has a history of violence. She had recently gotten custody of the boy and is now charged with murder.

State officials say they're seriously concerned with the way the head of Rowan County's DSS handles abuse cases.