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Foster Grave Vandalized

September 21, 2010 permalink

Foster care in Saskatchewan has reached a new low. After the province took Evander Lee Daniels into foster care and killed him by drowning, father Chris Martell conducted two walks across the province to draw attention to the matter. Now Evander's grave has been vandalized. Previous articles on this death June 10, June 15, June 25 and September 9.



Vandals strike grave of foster child

The father of a toddler who died this year in foster care says the boy's grave was vandalized recently.

Evander Daniels, a 22-month-old living in an Aberdeen foster home, died in June. His foster mother faces charges of criminal negligence causing death and endangering the life of a child.

Evander's body is buried in his birth mother's home community of the Sturgeon Lake First Nation. Birth father Chris Martell said the gravesite was recently vandalized.

The headstone had been kicked over, a cross was found several metres away and other parts of the site were disturbed, he said. No other graves appeared to have sustained any damage, he said.

No one from the band was available for comment Monday.

Source: Saskatoon Star Phoenix