This change acknowledges that other people than parents may have a significant role in a child’s life, and may have control over a child, she added. Jannie Perry’s oldest son, 20-year-old Jeremiah Perry, has been charged with aggravated battery and concealment of a homicide in connection with his brother’s death. Another of Perry’s sons, who authorities say is 17, has been charged as a juvenile.

  • Prosecutors suggested additional charges could be filed as the investigation continues.
  • “He was placed into a cold shower for an extended period of time, held there by family members at the direction of the mother,” Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart said, according to Chicago station WGN.
  • Since the last status hearing on the consent decree on Nov. 16, Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert said there are additional indicators of continued systemic failures at the agency.
  • The timeline does not show any additional attempts by that investigator to check on Amaria.

More charges could be filed against the family as the investigation continues. All other children in the family’s home were placed in the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, according to the statement. More charges could be filed as the investigation continues, prosecutors added. In May 2021, DCFS also looked into an allegation that Damari Perry’s mother abused or neglected him. That probe closed the next month and determined the allegation to be unfounded, according to department spokesperson Bill McCaffery.

As of Thursday, DCFS had not released the mandated timeline on their involvement with the child’s family before her death. Isaac Hill was discharged from probation on child abuse charges on July 30, 2015. I’Kera’s obituary noted she was survived by 17 brothers and sisters. An obituary for another child of Isaac and Katrina Hill who died in 2015 noted the children lived in several places throughout southern Illinois, southeastern Missouri and northern Kentucky. “Failed leadership cannot be fixed by more money or more employees. When you see a pattern of children being taken away from then returned to their mother and years later that child is murdered, these are patterns that aren’t going to be fixed by more money.

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The family resurfaced during an anonymous call to the DCFS hotline on Feb. 14. The caller reported Navin and his older sibling were not going to school. For about six weeks, the agency and police kept watch for the family in Illinois, but with no fresh leads into their whereabouts, it appeared they had left the state, the report stated.

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But Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart said the Skokie story was “completely false,” triggering obstructing justice charges against the mother and adult brother, according to the statement from his office. Jannie M. Perry, 38, was charged with first-degree murder, concealing a homicide, and obstructing justice in the death of Damari Perry, the office of the Lake County State’s Attorney said in a statement. DCFS. Since December, at least five children have died after contact with the state’s child protection agency. They are Damari Perry, 6, of North Chicago; Sophia Faye Davis, 1, of Dawson; Zaraz Walker, 1, of Bloomington; and Tamsin Miracle Sauer, 3, of Nelson. Doyle said Jannie Perry and Jeremiah Perry took the boy’s body to Indiana and abandoned it.

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Fonts need to step back and acknowledge their conditioned misogyny. A 16 yr old boy would be called irresponsible but not held to the same extent as a 16 yr old girl. Female children are not and should not be substitute mothers for their siblings.

Jannie Perry was charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death, prosecutors announced Saturday, hours after the boy’s body was found. Damari Perry’s older brother Jeremiah Perry, 20, was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm to a child under 12, concealing a homicidal death, and obstructing justice. A second juvenile sibling was arrested for charges related to concealing the boy’s body. Jannie and Jeremiah Perry as well as an unnamed juvenile in the family were arrested on Friday; it is not clear if the third family member arrested was the sister who reported having been with him in Skokie. Jannie Perry faces first-degree murder, concealment of a homicidal death and obstruction if justice charges.

And foster families are a toss-up, when you can find one. Because the system is overloaded – social workers are overworked and underpaid and can’t keep on top of everything that goes on behind closed doors. And in any event, the courts always favor the birth family and try to keep families together at all costs. In THEORY this is a good mission, but in practice, some people just aren’t meant to be parents. That’s where the foster system comes in to play, and that’s generally not a good system either. We cover the latest about motherhood, parenting, and entertainment as well – all with a mom-focused twist.