The death of 9-year old Jarrod Tutko Jr. whose body lay in his feces covered room for days has already led to the arrest of the boy’s father, Jarrod Sr. Dauphin County prosecutors aren’t stopping there. “We are looking at the family from all aspects and not just what happened in August, but really going back through Jarrod Tutko junior’s entire life going back nine years” said Chief Deputy District Attorney Sean McCormack.
McCormack said investigators have not ruled out charging the boy’s mother Kimberly Tutko. She spoke with FOX43 during a neighborhood vigil held for her son 2 weeks ago. “This used to be filled with noise. kids running around and now nothing. And my normal every day routine that I’ve done is not there anymore. It’s hard” said Kimberly.
The district attorney’s office is also reviewing whether Children and Youth Services could have handled the situation better. That’s separate from the criminal investigation. “Children and Youth is an active participant in it. We sit down with some other members from the community, medical community and other agencies and we do a really good review so that we can come up with better practices for the future” said McCormack.
WATCH THE VIDEO AND SEE WHAT NEIGHBORS THAT NEW THE TUTKO’S HAVE TO SAY.