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Questions Remain A Year After Phoebe's Death

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Phoebe Jonchuck

  It was a year ago Friday that most people first heard of John Jonchuck and the horrific death of his five year-old daughter, Phoebe.

The father is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase to a bridge approaching the Sunshine Skyway, and dropping Phoebe into the cold Tampa Bay waters six stories below. His PT Cruiser blasted through the tollbooth just before stopping.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOpmpgOfOBc

Today, Jonchuck is in a state mental hospital, found incompetent to stand trial.

WUSF's Mary Shedden spoke with Lane Degregory of the Tampa Bay Times, which on Thursday releases a report on how Phoebe's family and the state's Department of Children and Families failed to prevent the little girl's death.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kJvrTijwb4