Police arrest parents of girl who died in rain, cold

Police arrest parents of girl who died in rain, cold
Hana Williams
SEATTLE -- The adoptive parents of a girl who died of hypothermia earlier this year have been arrested.

Larry P. Williams and Carri D. Williams were arrested on Thursday for investigation of homicide by abuse and assault of a child in the first degree.

The Williams' adoptive daughter, 13-year-old Hana Williams was found dead in May. The girl had been adopted from Ethiopia in 2008.

Child Protective Services said there are reports that Hana had lost a significant amount of weight before her death. And the night she died, she was out in the yard on a cold and rainy evening.

After Hana's death, CPS convinced a judge to pull Hana's eight brothers and sister - ages seven to 17 - from their Sedro-Woolley home. Those children are all now in temporary foster care, including one other sibling adopted from Ethiopia. The parents have requested a hearing to fight to get their children back.

It was not clear whether the Williams had been charged. Investigators planned to hold a news conference on Friday with additional details about the investigation.