48. A two-year old FLDS girl became dehydrated and malnourished while in state custody.
As reported by the New York Times, Ruth Fischer faced a distressing sight when she visited her daughter in a hospital:
Hannah looked like a little orphan sitting on the couch. Her hair was stringy and she was in a diaper, a pair of dirty socks and a hospital gown.
Similar to what happened in the case of two other children (see previous post), in addition to suffering physical health problems, her daughter also became withdrawn.
It seems that CPS was quite efficient at abusing the FLDS children in the short length of time that they had custody of the children…