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Case of Texas foster girl's death reopened

Published On: Dec 14 2013 03:41:37 PM CST
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AUSTIN, Texas -

(AP) - Texas officials are reopening the investigation into the death of a 1-year-old girl in foster care after an inspector general decided the probe was inadequate and didn't address unanswered questions.
    
The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/1ddTieo ) reports that the head of the Health and Human Services Commission's Office of Inspector General has ordered his staff to re-examine the death Orion Hamilton in October.
    
The Cedar Park child Orion died after police say a man at the home crushed the baby's head between his knee and the floor. In November a state investigator determined that Child Protective Services hadn't made mistakes.
    
However, the newspaper has reported two aspects of the case unexplored by the inspector general's initial investigation. Commission spokeswoman Stephanie Goodman told the paper the initial review wasn't sufficiently thorough.