Governor DeWine Issues Statement on Child Fatality in Scioto County



(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today issued the following statement regarding a child fatality in Scioto County:

“Early Thursday morning, the Department of Job and Family Services received notice that a child in the custody of Scioto County Children Services died under questionable circumstances late Wednesday night. This fatality follows the tragic death of Dylan Groves in March of 2019. I have directed ODJFS to conduct a full administrative review of this case, and I am grateful to the new Scioto County Children Services Director Jason Mantell for his full cooperation in this investigation. Because this is an ongoing investigation, we can only provide limited details at this time.

“Fran and I send our deepest condolences to the child’s siblings and family members.”

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