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DCF investigator responsible for Barahona twins placed on paid leave

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WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Some new details are developing Tuesday morning surrounding the investigation of Jorge Barahona and his family.

Barahona remains in the Palm Beach County jail on charges of trying to kill his 10-year-old son, and may eventually be charged in connection with the death of his twin daughter.

Tuesday a family court in Miami will hold a hearing for the two other children taken from the Barahona home right after the discovery of Barahona's pick up truck along I-95 in West Palm Beach.

The hearing will determine custody of one child and will assign a therapist to help the youngest of the two children.

At a family hearing last week, a judge ordered no member of the Barahona family to have any contact with these children.

Temporary custody was granted to the young girl's biological father.

Also, the DCF investigator responsible for the Barahona twins' welfare at the time the agency was warned about abuse has now been placed on paid administrative leave.

DCF will hold public hearings Friday afternoon in Miami to discuss how it handled the case.

Autopsy results for the twin girl, Nubia, are still pending.

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