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Statement by DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas
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Publish Date:
October 1, 2015

Concord, NH - "As Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services, I was deeply saddened by the death of Sadie Willott. As the State's child protection agency, it is our responsibility working in conjunction with law enforcement and the courts to do what we can to ensure the health and safety of children with whom we may be involved. We will examine our role in this case to determine accountability and what if anything we could have done better or differently that might have affected the outcome, and we will implement any necessary changes as quickly as possible. We have, and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement's investigation into Sadie's death and we are prepared to assist with that investigation in any way that we can.

I also want to express my sincere condolences to Sadie's family, friends and to all those who loved her. Her untimely death deeply saddens all of us who are committed to protecting our State's most vulnerable children from abuse and neglect."

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