SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The caseworker in San Francisco who was overseeing the care of a girl who starved to death in her aunt's home didn't follow regulations, officials contend.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that the caseworker flouted requirements that she confirm 15-year-old Jazzmin Davis' doctor appointments and that she was attending high school, an official said.
"There's a reason that the law and local policies require third-party verifications as a check and balance, and it wasn't there," said Trent Rhorer, director of the city's Human Services Agency.
The girl lived and died in Antioch, Calif., but the San Francisco agency oversaw her care because she and her twin brother were born in San Francisco.
"That's clearly where the breakdown in casework occurred," Rhorer said.
The newspaper said Davis' naked, emaciated body was found in September covered with scars, wounds and burns.