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Toddler Dies Of Overdose After Multiple Reports To Kansas DCF

Multiple reports of neglect were sent to the Kansas Department of Children and Families about a 2-year-old boy from Wichita before he died of a methadone overdose, and yet the agency never intervened. Methadone is a medication used to treat addiction.

Zayden JayNesahkluah’s mother, 23-year-old Kimberly Compass, was charged last month with first-degree murder.

Reports were filed in December 2018 and January 2019 about neglect and lack of supervision. Later, the agency received reports that Compass’ then-partner was physically abusive, and more that Compass was neglectful.

Although the reports weren’t substantiated, Compass received a mental health referral. The agency says a service provider attempted to contact her on May 31, the day Zayden was found dead at a motel.

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