Minnesota revokes license of foster agency after death

Minnesota has revoked the license of a foster care placement agency after a 6-year-old girl died in one of its homes last December.

The Star Tribune reported Friday that the Department of Human Services' action against Family Alternatives is unprecedented and could affect foster children in 69 homes.

Family Alternatives supervised the Brooklyn Park foster home where Kendrea Johnson was found hanging from a jump rope on Dec. 27. Police have ruled out foul play and have said the girl's death was either an accident or suicide.

The state also revoked the license of the girl's foster mother, Tannise Nawaqavou. Her license had already been suspended after Kendrea's death.

A woman who answered the phone at Family Alternatives on Friday told The Associated Press the agency is not commenting. A number for Nawaqavou was not immediately available and she could not be reached for comment.

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