On May 1, a caseworker visited the girl’s home in Floyd County after someone reported seeing an adult kicking Heaven in the back as they walked down the street. The worker who visited found no marks on her back but apparently did find other suspicious marks, the file suggests. (Like all case files released by the Division of Family and Children Services, it is so heavily redacted as to be almost indecipherable.)
The identify of the alleged assailant is among the details blacked out. However, Heaven’s mother, Amanda Hendrickson, and the mother’s boyfriend, Roderick Buckner, have been charged with murder in her death.