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A friend who lives in Portland came home to find investigators in her home with her husband and 3yo daughter.
My friend had reached out to another mother in her play group who appeared to need a friend to confide in, that is, my friend had a feeling that the woman was married to an abusive or controlling husband. To make the woman feel safe about opening up over time, she shared that she had been raised in an abusive home and was sympathetic to offering help and support. She had even sent an email that she was available outside the play group if this woman would like to get together.
Within that week, the investigators were in my friend's home questioning her husband and examining her daughter's body. The stated that they had received a report that someone was concerned about her ability to parent.
My friend believes the woman or the woman's husband reported her, and that it was acted upon so quickly because that couple is in the medical field and are mandatory reporters.
The investigators left my friend's home with sincere apologies, that the report was obviously unfounded.
My friend is still deeply shaken, in part because this happened the very week that Jeannette Maples' death was reported. Also because she feels so violated for reaching out in a situation she herself was suspicious about.
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