LaPorte County Sheriff's Office investigating child's death
LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind --- LaPorte County Sherriff’s Office is investigating, after a young child was found dead inside of a home just after 2:45 a.m. Monday morning on the 3100 block east of County Road 875 South, in rural Union Township.
The father and person of interest in the investigation, 28-year-old Alan D. Morgan, who police had considered armed and dangerous was located hours after the discovery and was since booked in the LaPorte County Jail.
The victim’s family said a tragedy like this is unimaginable, but they believe it was preventable.
“I’m really really disappointed. I’m sad, I’m heartbroken. I’ve never been in so much pain mentally.” said Madison Hullett.
“He was an angel. He was very very bright. He was very very happy. Energetic,” added Jenna Hullett.
Hullett and her daughter are cousins of Alan Morgan, the father of the young child, and the person of interest, in the death investigation.
“I was kind of already mourning, but I kept hoping we would see him again, and I told my husband I was going write him letters so that when he got older he would know that we didn’t just leave him and that we did love him and that we didn’t give up on him,” said Hullett.
Hullett said because of previous abuse claims, she’s had kinship placement custody of the young boy since he was four-months-old. But in April he was given back to his biological parents, who didn’t let her see the child.
She said she warned the Indiana Department of Child Services multiple times about potential abuse.
“DCS was aware of it. The casa was aware of it. I gave the casa and DCS messages, pictures of abuse with the older child.”
Hullett said she hopes cases like this can be looked at more carefully so tragedies like these don’t happen to any more families.
“There are too many children that this is happening to that are going through the system… I think the system failed him, along with many other children and it needs to stop,” added Hullett.
ABC57 did reach out to the Indiana Department of Child Services along with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office for more details, but we’re still waiting to hear back.