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Fla. worker dumbfounded to find foster girl gone

Rilya Wilson
Posted at 2:05 PM, Dec 05, 2012

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida state worker says she was in total disbelief to discover in 2002 that foster child Rilya Wilson had been missing for more than a year.

Department of Children and Families employee Dora Betancourt testified Wednesday that she also couldn't find any clues to the 4-year-old's whereabouts in official court documents. The testimony came in the murder trial of Rilya's caretaker Geralyn Graham, who is accused of killing the girl in late 2000.

Betancourt said she went to check on Rilya and a sibling at the Graham home in April 2002. Graham claimed that an unknown DCF employee had taken Rilya away in early 2001 for mental tests. But Betancourt says there are no records supporting that.

Rilya's remains have never been found. Graham insists she is innocent.