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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After eleven years and series of delays, the murder trial of foster child Rilya Wilson will take place early next year.

Wilson’s foster mother Geralyn Graham will go on trial March 26. Graham maintains her innocence in Rilya’s death.

The 4-year-old foster child disappeared in South Florida in 2000, sparking a shakeup at the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Rilya’s body was never found, and authorities have little physical evidence. They aren’t even sure whether Geralyn Graham is the defendant’s name or one of her 47 aliases.

It took 15 months for officials to discover Rilya was missing. DCF has since been overhauled but is still accused of lax oversight.

In February, authorities found the body of a 10 year old Nubia Barahona in her foster-turned-adopted father’s car.

Welfare workers had repeatedly dismissed abuse allegations against her parents.

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