NEWARK, N.J. (WABC) -- Officials in New Jersey are investigating the case of Kaniiyah Ealey, an 11-month-old girl who died in foster care. Kaniiyah spent most of her life in foster care with her brothers while their mother Kenyatta worked on her sobriety, trusting the system would keep them safe. Sources say the 11-month-old drowned during a bath at her foster mother's Newark home. The Medical Examiner's office is running an autopsy, and Newark Police officers are investigating, but won't give much detail about the case. Vanessa Gentleman is a close friend of the Ealey family.
Three years ago, her son Xavier also died while in foster care.The 2 year old was beaten to death.