Dontrell Melvin

Brittney Sierra (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Judge Delays Visitation Decision For Mother Of Missing Hallandale Boy

A South Florida mother who is charged with child cruelty in the disappearance of one her children when they lived in Hallandale Beach will have to wait a little longer to find out what will happen to her other two kids.


Dontrell Melvin. (Source: Pete Abut)

DCF Case Worker Overlooked Missing Baby

A Department of Children and Families investigator who went to a Hallandale Beach home in September to check on reports of abuse apparently didn’t notice that a 5-month-old baby was missing.


Police investigators use shovels and a backhoe to did up a yard in Hallandale Beach where the remains of a child were found on Friday, January 11th, 2013.  (Source: CBS4)

Search For Child’s Bones Behind Hallandale Home

Armed with shovels and a backhoe, Hallandale Beach Police crime scene technicians continued Monday to comb through the dirt behind a home where the partial remains of a body, believed to be Dontrell Melvin, were found on Friday.


An undated photo of 5-year-old Rilya Wilson from a missing poster May 8, 2002 in Miami, FL. (Source: Miami-Dade Police Department)

Missing Child Case Brings Back Memories Of DCF & Rilya Wilson

The case of Dontrell Melvin, the Hallandale Beach child who went missing 18 months ago, has brought new attention and criticism to the Department of Children and Families(DCF), Florida’s child welfare agency.