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Ohio social worker dies days after attack by youth



Published: Wed, February 23, 2011 @ 2:23 p.m.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a social worker assaulted by a 15-year-old boy at work last week has died.

Cuyahoga County says 42-year-old Tashia Burch-York of University Heights worked for the county for 16 years as an adoption supervisor.

She was attacked at work in Cleveland last Thursday. The coroner’s office says her husband found her dead at home Tuesday and the cause is under investigation.

The sheriff’s department is investigating and says the teen has not been arrested or charged. The county executive says it’s unknown if the death is related to the attack.

Crisis counseling has been offered to her colleagues.

A person who answered the phone at the woman’s home says the family is not ready to talk about the death.


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