9th child dies under Hillsborough Kids' care
On Thursday, the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office said the death of 8-month-old Gabrielle Crawford was a homicide. The state Department of Children and Families called Gabrielle's death another example of the failure of Hillsborough Kids Inc. to avert a tragedy unfolding before their eyes. He was the ninth child to die under the supervision of Hillsborough Kids Inc. Previous coverage includes a look at the eight previous deaths and how that put HKI's contract in limbo. Later, HKI's contract was awarded to Eckerd Youth Alternatives.