Report investigates death of Natalie Finn

Another tragedy like the death of teenager Natalie Finn could happen unless Iowa’s child-protection workers are given the resources and support they need, the State Ombudsman announced today in a report on how the Iowa Department of Human Services handled child-abuse reports.

The 16-year-old girl was emaciated when emergency responders were called to her adoptive family’s West Des Moines home in October 2016. She died a few hours later at a local hospital.

Let’s ensure no child suffers like this again!

Read the news release from the Ombudsman’s Office.

Read the Ombudsman’s report, “A Tragedy of Errors: An Investigation of the Death of Natalie Finn