Fla. welfare called before twins found in truck

A truck, covered by police, is parked on the side of I-95 near West Palm Beach, Fla. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, after officials discovered it was filled with chemicals and a body. A 10-year-old girl whose badly deteriorated body was discovered in her father's pesticide truck is the twin of a boy discovered hours earlier in the vehicle, critically injured after being doused in acid by his father, an official said Wednesday. The pickup truck was found Monday along the side of Interstate 95. But because of the toxic fumes, the girl's body wasn't located until hours later, wrapped in plastic bags, wedged between chemical containers in the pickup truck's bed, according to the official familiar with the children's case. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

February 17, 2011 5:30:27 AM PST
An angry judge grilled child welfare workers over why they missed opportunities to intervene just days before authorities found a 10-year-old boy doused with chemicals and his twin sister's decomposing body in their father's truck along a Florida highway.

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