Comments for: ‘Something just wasn’t right’: Child welfare conference focuses on recognizing signs of mentally ill parents

Posted June 26, 2014, at 6:12 p.m.

ORONO, Maine — People who knew Tavielle Kigas — a 5-year-old girl who was intentionally starved to death in her family’s Bangor apartment in 1993 — told responding police they knew something was wrong with her mother. But they didn’t understand the signs of mental illness. “As I spoke to …

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