A lot of people tried to do the right thing for Jeff. And yet, it all went very wrong.
When a neighbor saw what she thought were choke marks on his little sister's neck, she reported it.
Adams County human services responded quickly. Investigators talked to the children in person and away from their mother. They examined the kids and took pictures of marks and bruises. And when they were convinced their mother's boyfriend was hurting them, social workers whisked Jeff and his little brother and sister off to foster homes.