State Turns Over Records in Case of Girl in Closet
KANSAS CITY - Ten months after a newspaper requested the information, Missouri officials have provided records in the case of a Kansas City girl who was found malnourished and locked in a closet.
The Kansas City Star reports that it received hundreds of pages of records Thursday on compact disc from the Missouri Department of Social Services. The documents include medical information from Children's Mercy Hospital about the girl known as LP, who was treated there after being rescued from the closet in late June.
A caseworker and police officer found the then-10-year-old in the closet amid her own urine and feces and weighing just 32 pounds. She told authorities she wasn't allowed to eat some days, and on others she had to eat in the closet or behind a couch.