American couple under fire for adopted daughter’s death

Two American nationals – husband and wife – are in police custody pending investigations into the death of their 13-year-old adopted daughter who died suddenly on Monday in San Pedro town. A post-mortem examination on the child’s body revealed she had been physically and sexually abused.

According to police, around 8:50 a.m., on Monday cops responded to a ‘sudden death’ report at a hotel one and a half miles north of San Pedro town, where American student, Faye Lin Cannon was found dead. Her parents were present in the condo at the time.

The mother told police that earlier that morning around 7:00, Cannon woke up and asked for water, then went back to bed. The mother told police that her husband later went to check on her but she was unresponsive.

The mother also claimed that the girl was mentally challenged and she would hit and slam herself into walls when she had seizure attacks. The mother added that Cannon had locked herself in her room and refused to eat for the last three weeks.

She said Cannon suffered another attack on June 3, in which the girl reportedly complained of difficulty breathing.
Police say that the child’s body was found covered with bruises on her hands and legs. The right side of her head was also swollen and had a cut wound, according to police. The body was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) morgue where the post-mortem indicated the child had been physically and sexually abused.

Police have since detained the parents. However, up to press time, no charges had been brought against either of them.
The Reporter understands that the American couple have three other adopted children who are now in the custody of the Social Development’s Child Services, pending the outcome of the investigation.

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