CFS response in Phoenix Sinclair case 'deeply disturbing': Inquiry told

Phoenix's case slipped under the bar mandating CFS workers to step in immediately, the inquiry into...

Phoenix's case slipped under the bar mandating CFS workers to step in immediately, the inquiry into her death heard Monday. (Sun Media files)

James Turner, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:16 AM ET

WINNIPEG - The public inquiry into the death and Child and Family Services-involvement of Phoenix Sinclair continues Monday morning following a three-week-long holiday break.

The inquiry is set to resume hearing testimony which looks closely at the interactions between CFS and Phoenix from late 2004 through the spring of 2005 — the last few months of the little girl's short life when she fell off the radar of Winnipeg CFS for the final time.

By June 14 of that year, Phoenix, then 5, was dead of horrific abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother and de facto stepdad and her body buried in a shallow grave near a dump on the Fisher River First Nation.

Samantha Kematch and Karl McKay are serving life sentences in prison after being convicted in 2008 of first-degree murder.


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