MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police detectives have turned its investigation in the death of a young child over to the district attorney.
Police department spokesman Joel DeSpain says the detective assigned to the case has turned in all reports as of July 8th. District Attorney Ismael Ozanne's office tells 27 News he is still reviewing the case and there are no charges at this time.
The DCF report found neglect on the part of the mother, after her young daughter was killed by a van in the early morning hours of February 14, 2013. Police say the mother was pushing her daughter in a wheelchair when the chair rolled into traffic and was hit by a van. The little girl was killed.
MADISON (WKOW) -- New documents show a mother tested positive for illegal drugs and may have lied when her young child was killed in a bizarre accident.
In February, police say Raya Hansen was pushing her one-year-old daughter in a wheelchair on East Washington in the middle of the night. Hansen claimed she reached down to pick up something she dropped, when the wheelchair rolled away from her into oncoming traffic and was hit by a van. The little girl was killed.
The case was investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and the agency issued its report Thursday morning, saying it has substantiated neglect by the mother. DCF says three different witnesses report having to swerve around the wheelchair during an approximate five minute timeframe, which the agency calls "incongruent with the mother's description of events."
DCF says the mother also tested positive for illegal substances at the time of the child's death, and previous reports indicate a pattern of drug abuse.
Hansen has three other children. DCF says they have been placed in the care of their father and the father's girlfriend.
The criminal investigation is still pending. No criminal charges have been filed as of this time. Hansen has criminal charges pending in unrelated cases.
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