A three-year-old is dead and a family is in mourning and speaking out. Kiel and Hailee Quigley were foster parents for Kiel’s sister who was going through some issues and couldn’t take care of her son Hunter Lee Drew. Kiel says that after taking Hunter in, they noticed delay issues but that didn’t stop them as they were able to get him into daycare, therapy, and to start getting Hunter on the right path moving forward.
According to Kiel, eventually, DCFS was able to track down Hunter’s biological father and he took a DNA test showing that he was indeed the father. The Quigley’s had their doubts over whether or not Hunter’s father and his friend Ashley Bottoms were able to take care of him or not. Regardless, DCFS began working on the process of visitations, and soon Hunter was reunited with his father’s family.
Ashley Bottoms, Hunter’s stepmother was taken into custody in connection with the death of Hunter. Kiel Quigley says DCFS should have known better.
Hailee Quigley says that a GoFundMe has been set up for Hunter for his funeral expenses. Hunter’s funeral is set for Monday, October 31st with visitation from 4-7 at the Davis Anderson Funeral Home in Girard. A Celebration of Life is set for Tuesday, November 1st at 10 AM.
The Quigley’s demand justice for Hunter.
DCFS released a statement on the situation saying, “The Department of Children and Family Services is deeply committed to protecting vulnerable children and strengthening families, and the loss of any child is tragic. A court ordered that the child be reunified with his father in August, after a service plan and home safety checklist was completed. A case worker visited the home six times in September and October to ensure the child was in a safe environment.”
To see the GoFundMe click here.