Child welfare agency received calls about Jakie Toole before his death

Published: Dec. 26, 2019 at 5:09 PM CST
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Mississippi's child welfare agency said it received seven calls between 2014 and 2017 about the family of a Meridian boy with special medical needs. But the Department of Child Protection Services says it had no contact with the family after 2017.

That changed when the 5-year-old boy, Jakie Toole, was reported missing this year. He was found dead in a basement in September. Police said Jakie's mother left him with someone else for several


Jakie's mother, Teasia Warren, is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The boy's caretaker, Celeste Smith is charged with capital murder.