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Child Fatality Review Board being Used in Dent County

(Salem) Investigators are looking at the circumstances surrounding the death of a Dent County child.

The county prosecutor says a child fatality review board was established the very day 10-year-old Josie Abney was buried.

Josie Abney weighed less than 40 pounds when she died.

The child’s adopted parents, Susan and Randall Abney are charged with abuse or neglect of a child in her death.

The Abney’s, who lived in rural Dent County between Salem and Boss, will next appear in court for their preliminary hearings on January 21st of 2021.

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