Tate Thurman’s 4 years on this earth were full of nothing but suffering and sadness. And you could almost say untimely death is a theme in his family.
Tate was born to Tara Foley and Jeremy Thurman, who lived in East Peoria, Illinois.
The Department of Children and Family Services became involved with Tate’s family before he was even born.
It was back in 2011 that the first investigation happened after a co-sleeping incident resulted in the death of Tara and Jeremy’s daughter Jessalyn, who was only 12 days old.
In the 6 years that followed that first investigation, the Department of Children and Family Services came back to investigate Tara 7 separate times. And her kids were taken away over it on multiple occasions.
Tara then died on December 13th, 2017 at the age of 32. In her obituary, it says she, “was a dedicated loving mother.”
After an autopsy was performed, it was determined that Tara had died suddenly of a drug overdose. Tate and his older brother Ty were then given to Jeremy.
The Department of Children and Family Services said they had received no information to warrant them being involved anymore with the lives of the children, until a tip came into them on February 18th this year.
It was on February 18th that Tate also ended up in the hospital. Please prepare yourself before heading to the next page, as the details of what happened to him are downright disturbing.
YouTube; 4-year-old Tate is pictured above
True crime you need. The community you deserve. Join CHIP CHICK’s True Crime Tribe for just $2 per month.