DFCS was investigating abuse against girl when she died

MONROE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Division of Family and Children's Services was already looking into allegations of abuse against a 5-year-old Heaven Woods when she died, 11Alive News has learned.

Woods' mother, Amanda Hendrickson, and her boyfriend, Roderick Buckner, were arrested and charged with murder.

An autopsy showed Woods died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen. But investigators say there found other injuries that had already healed.

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Woods' file shows child protective workers in Georgia and West Virginia responded at least 10 times to reports of abuse, but none of them ever found anything wrong.


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