DCFS Investigating Parents of Boy Who Died After Falling into Pond

There have been no previous reports against the family.

The parents of the 2-year-old boy who died Wednesday after being submerged in a retention pond are being investigated by child welfare officials on allegations of neglect.

The boy's siblings are staying with relatives under a Department of Children and Family Services safety plan, reports the Aurora Beacon News. There have been no previous reports to DCFS about the family.

Mohamed Qattum, of the 200 block of Fernwood Road in Montgomery, walked away from his mother and siblings and fell into the pond, which was partially covered in ice, in the 200 block of Fernwood Road.

The Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies responded a missing boy call shortly after noon on Monday. Rescue workers pulled the boy from the pond. He was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

Kendall County Sheriff's police launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the boy's disappearance but said no foul play was suspected.

Grammy March 29, 2014 at 09:17 AM
It's bad enough to lose your child--but to take the others away too? Come on isn't the family going through enough? Those kids lost their brother-now they are separated from their parents.
Karim Qattum March 29, 2014 at 01:32 PM
Thank you so much for all your support we appreciate all the nice comments. It means a lot to us. God bless all of you.
Eric Roberts March 29, 2014 at 08:01 PM
I am so sorry for your loss Karim. I would highly suggest getting a lawyer to help protect you against the excessive abuse of power DCFS wields.
Magilla Gorilla March 31, 2014 at 10:09 PM
Sorry for your loss. God bless you all. DCFS is quick to jump in and snatch up the other children when they need their parents the most? If there was signs of neglect in the home when DCFS first visited, then that is the proper action. However, if they removed them without justification, then shame on them.


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