Search Keeps Heading in Foster Parents' Direction

There is new information about the local foster family that was taking care of 2-year-old Everlyse Cabrera when she disappeared.

The foster parents, Vhee and Manuel Carrascal, stopped talking with police Monday. And while investigators won't call them suspects, the search for Everlyse Cabrera keeps heading in their direction.

The I-Team has learned this is not the first time a foster placement in the Carrascal home has ended badly. 

Sources tell the I-Team a foster child previously in the Carrascal's care suffered a third-degree burn. The child was burned so badly the wound required daily dressing changes at a local hospital.

The I-Team was also told the injury was reported to the Clark County child abuse hotline, but that it appears Child Protective Services did not investigate. Instead, CPS removed the child from the Carrascal's care only to place Everylyse Cabrera and her brother with the family some time later.

North Las Vegas Police referred the I-Team's questions to Clark County. The county has yet to respond.

Email investigative reporter Colleen McCarty at ccmcarty@klastv.com


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