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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 1:39 pm | Updated: 12:58 pm, Mon Jun 30, 2014.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Children and Families has taken custody of a mother's 2-year-old son a day after the woman's other child died from what she was says was a hit-and-run accident.

WFTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1x0GzGK ) that DCF placed Maryanne Schwartz's child in custody following a hearing on Sunday after signs of malnourishment and bruising were observed on both of her children.

Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the Friday death of Schwartz's 3-year-old daughter, Yeliani Schwartz-Ojeda, outside of an Orlando apartment complex. Authorities say the child died after being admitted to the hospital with injuries that doctors said were consistent with being struck by a car.

Schwartz called 911 and told authorities her child was hit by a car in the parking lot.

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Information from: WFTV-TV, http://www.wftv.com/index.html

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