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Published: Tuesday, 9/6/2005

Teen found dead in bed had a seizure disorder

LIBERTY CENTER, Ohio A 17-year-old girl found dead in her bed Sunday at Lutheran Home Society Maumee Youth Center in northeast Henry County suffered a seizure disorder, authorities said.

Kandis Johnson, who was mentally retarded, had little immediate family and was placed at the center by an agency. She had a history of medical problems and was on medication, Deputy Allan Ohlrich said.

Authorities found nothing suspicious at the center, which is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to work with youth who have behavioral and psychological problems, Deputy Ohlrich said.

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