Kansas agency refuses to release information about dead boy


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' child protection agency won't release any information about a dead child because there's no finding the boy died of abuse or neglect.

The Department for Children and Families denied a records request filed by The Wichita Eagle seeking information relating to 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez after a private investigator found the boy's remains under a culvert bridge and covered with debris.

The department must legally provide upon request a summary of its previous contact with a child who dies of abuse or neglect. The summary can help show what the agency did when it rece...

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