Ohio Agency Will Review Group Homes After Slaying

55-year-old Jane Juergens was killed on a trail at Ridgewood Park.(Photo: Google Maps)
55-year-old Jane Juergens was killed on a trail at Ridgewood Park.(Photo: Google Maps)

A children’s services agency in central Ohio says it will review all of its group home placements after a 16-year-old group home resident was charged with fatally stabbing a jogger in a park.

Franklin County Children Services announced the plans Wednesday night. They came in response to a 16-year-old foster child being charged with the fatal stabbing of a 55-year-old woman in Ridgewood Park on Oct. 20.

Officials said the review will include visits with each foster child and a study of supervision levels and qualifications of staff.

Agency executive director Chip Spinning said the review process will include a look at children “with any fixation on violence or weapons.”

He said the agency wants “to do everything possible to learn from this.”

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