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Somer Thompson Murder: Mom Warned a Year Before 7-Year-Old's Abduction (Photos)

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ORANGE PARK, Fla. (CBS/AP) A school social worker reportedly warned Somer Thompson's mother about the danger of the child walking home from school a year before the 7-year-old was abducted and murdered.

Photo: Somer Thompson.

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The unidentified worker told the Department of Children and Families that Somer Thompson and her three siblings got lost at least once walking from Grove Park Elementary School and were found in the woods with a stranger.

Photo: Diena Thompson speaks during a morning television news conference on Oct. 21, 2009.

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But a Florida Department of Children and Families probe concluded the allegation had no basis. It also found the girl's mother, Diena Thompson, properly arranged for her children to be taken to and from school.

Somer Thompson vanished in late October 2009 as she was walking home from school. Her body was found 50 miles from her home in a Georgia landfill where trash from her neighborhood was dumped.

No one has been charged in her death.

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  • Edecio Martinez

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