GEORGIA–The state’s child welfare agency is investigating the deaths of four children within three weeks who had prior contact with the agency, officials said Friday. The children died in separate instances, and the police are investigating several of the deaths. None of the children were in the care or custody of the state Division of Family and Children Services at the time of their deaths, spokesman Lisa Marie Shekell said. DFCS officials are investigating the degree of contact that the children had with the agency, which handles cases of child abuse and neglect.
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