1-year-old boy dies in Caldwell Co. following DSS investigation

- A one-year-old boy has died in Caldwell County, according to the Caldwell County Department of Social Services. 

Rodney Lee Brewer, Jr., 1, was reported dead following an investigation by DSS. The Department received a call concerning the child on January 4 alleging improper medical/remedial care. 

The Department visited the home, conducted face-to-face interviews, contacted relatives, service providers and physicians to determine the safety of the home.

After the investigation was completed, it was determined that in-home services were needed to ensure the safety of the boy. The Department, relatives and other professionals were in the home multiple times a week until June 29. 

The boy has since passed. The circumstances of his death have not been released. 

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