Morbidology the Podcast – 38: Logan Marr

Podcast released on: 9th March 2020

In Augusta, Maine, in 2001, a little girl was found dead in a turned over high-chair in the unfinished basement of her foster home. The case became a chilling reminder that it’s a misconception that child abuse only happens in low-income families and begged the question: What is the correct balance between saving a child…


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In Augusta, Maine, in 2001, a little girl was found dead in a turned over high-chair in the unfinished basement of her foster home. Nothing reveals more about a society than the welfare of its own children and the death led to public outrage, legislative hearings, and changes in the way Maine cares for its most vulnerable children. The case became a chilling reminder that it’s a misconception that child abuse only happens in low-income families and begged the question: What is the correct balance between saving a child from a potentially dangerous situation and destroying a family?


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Sources:

Kennebec Journal, 3 February, 2001 – “Chelsea Child’s Death Suspicious”

Kennebec Journal, 9 February, 2001 – “Dead Little Girl, Half-Sister Were With Third Foster Family in 2 Years”

Kennebec Journal, 14 March, 2001 – “Woman Charged in Toddler’s Death”

Portland Press, 14 March, 2001 – “Foster Mom Charged in Girl’s Death”

Kennebec Journal, 15 March, 2001 – “DHS Say Schofield Case not Red Flag”

Portland Press Herald, 15 March, 2001 – “Tape Captures Girl Saying Foster Mother Hurt Her”

Kennebec Journal, 16 March, 2001  – “DHS Takes 2 Children From Home”

Kennebec Journal, 16 March, 2001 – “Christy Baker Bitter About Child’s Death”

Portland Press, 16 March, 2001 – “Misplaced Faith Failed Little Logan”

Kennebec Journal, 28 March, 2001 – “Schofield’s Bail Rises to $12,500”

Morning Sentinel, 29 March, 2001 – “DHS Cites Caseworker Lapse”

Portland Press, 31 March, 2001 – “DHS Withholds Data on Foster-Home”

Bangor Daily News, 6 April, 2001 – “Protest, Vigil Held for Girl Who Died in Foster Care”

Portland Press, 8 April, 2001 – “DHS Zeal in Taking Children Criticized”

Kennebec Journal, 11 April, 2001 – “DHS Chief Apologizes to Dead Girl’s Mother”

Bangor Daily News, 24 April, 2001 – “Mom Seeks Settlement in Death”

Kennebec Journal, 26 April, 2001 – “Logan Marr’s Father Ready to Sue State Over Her Death”

Kennebec Journal, 26 April, 2001 – “Mother’s Threat Premature in Foster Child Death Case”

Portland Press Herald, 27 April, 2000 – “Accused Foster Mother’s Evaluation Changed at Her Request”

Kennebec Journal, 8 May, 2001 – “Logan Marr Foundation is Created”

Kennebec Journal, 13 May, 201 – “Mother’s Foundation Propsal Wrongheaded on Many Levels”

Morning Sentinel, 6 June, 2001 – “Marr Suspect’s Father-in-Law Alleges Blackmail”

Morning Sentinel, 8 June, 2001 – “Schofield Faces  Charge of Murder”

Portland Press, 3 December, 2001 – “Protect Abused Kids Within their Families”

Kennebec Journal, 25 Janaury, 2002 – “Foster Mother Says She Was in Shock When Questioned”

Portland Press Herald, 18 June, 2002 – “Foster Parent’s Murder Trial to Begin Today”

Bangor Daily News, 19 June, 2002 – “Schofield Taped Child”

Portland Press Herald, 19 June, 2002 – “Scofield Felt Girl Was Demon Child”

Bangor Daily News, 20 June, 2002 – “Schofield Withheld Key Facts”

Morning Sentinel, 20 June, 2002 – “State Plays Tapes of Schofield Interviews”

Bangor Daily News, 22 June, 2002 – Schoefield Knew Restraints Were Banned”

Associated Press, 25 June, 2002 – “Maine Woman Convicted in Child Death”

The Toronto Star, 30 January, 2003 – “How Child Care Failed a Girl of 5”

Bangor Daily News, 29 April, 2002 – “Mom’s Case Against DHS Dismissed”

Kennebec Journal, 5 May, 2017 – “Trust Fund From Logan Marr’s Death to Pay Sister’s College”

Audio Sources:

“The Taking of Logan Marr”

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