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Largo 2-year-old's death reveals disturbing details of child's life of physical abuse, drugs, gangs

2-year-old exposed to abuse, gangs, drugs
Posted at 9:59 PM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 11:47:21-04

LARGO, Fla. — Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Child Protection Investigation Division released several documents on Wednesday night as part of an ongoing investigation into the death of 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau.

Jordan's mother, Charisse Stinson, 21, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in his death.

The documents state that Jordan just came out of DCF custody and that Stinson was able to get him back on Friday, a day before police say she killed him. However, DCF states that Jordan was reunified with his mother in May and he was not in DCF custody. 

According to DCF, Jordan was reunified with his mother in May and he was not in DCF custody. 

Documents from 2016 state that the home that Jordan lived in was dangerous. Investigators noted gang members frequented the house, and it had been shot at in the past. There had also been numerous reports to law enforcement because of violent crimes and stolen vehicles. 

During a 2016 safety analysis report, child investigators wrote:

"There is impending danger in this home at this time. The mother, Charisse was court ordered to find an appropriate residence for the child or go to Alpha House with the child however she refused and sabotaged her interview with the intake coordinator and had no other appropriate solution. The father, Jordan was court ordered from the house along with the paternal uncle Jared and cousin Damerrick Dickson. Since the mother broke the court order the child was sheltered and was placed in foster care. The parents fail to understand the danger the baby is in when around gang members."

Documents detail an incident that happened on June 18, 2017, in which Jordan's mother, Charisse Stinson, and Jordan's father were involved in a physical fight with multiple other parties outside of Burger King. During the fight, investigators say Stinson was holding Jordan, and he was subsequently hit in the face by another woman involved in the altercation. 


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"She did not seem to recognize that being near the fight with the child in her arms put the child in an unsafe situation," the investigation summary stated.

It goes on to say that Jordan was evaluated by EMS on the scene, he reportedly sustained an injury to his upper lip but was otherwise fine. 

The case summary goes on to say in part:

"The child was seen by CPT on 6/20/17 and there were verified findings for physical abuse and parental neglect. Pinellas County Sheriff's investigated the concerns for physical injury and drug sales from the home alongside CPI. PCSO report was closed solved non-criminal.

The victim child Jordan Belliveau Jr. is currently in foster care and is a safe environment. The mother had unsupervised visits at the time of the incident, but now the mother and father's visits are supervised at a facility. The mother recently expressed interest in signing surrenders, but this needs to be explored further by case management. 

It was alleged that the father sells cocaine and marijuana from the home and the mother and father both use marijuana and cocaine all of the time while inside the home at the Largo address."

A third case document released goes into further detail about the story police say Stinson "fabricated" to cover up her son’s murder. The allegation narrative reads as follows:

A representative with the Florida Department of Children and Families told ABC Action News Jordan was never under the direct custody of the state— rather a private agency funded by DCF.  

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says they have not had contact with Stinson regarding the custody of her child after 2016, when Jordan was removed from the home and the case was transferred to Eckerd Connects. Eckerd Connects is a private agency funded by DCF. Directions for Living, which is a subcontractor for Eckerd Connects, had the last contact with Stinson before her child's death. The day before Jordan was killed a representative noted that the two-year-old was not in any imminent danger.

DCF tells ABC Action News they are investigating every interaction between Stinson and the agencies that handled her case.

Click here to read the full 2016 investigation summaryClick here to read the full 2016 investigation summary. Click here to read the full 2018 investigation summary.