In April 2011, 1-year-old Riley and her 3-year-old brother Dale were enrolled in a home daycare in Linda Vista.
Within weeks, their mother, Joanna Swartwood, noticed Riley was coming home with bruises on her cheek while Dale would cry when headed to daycare.
Letters show a doctor believed injuries occurred at the daycare, possibly from someone squeezing Riley’s face.
He reported the daycare to Child Welfare Services, but it was the Swartwood family that got a knock at the door. The children were taken away.
Source: Michael Chen