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  • Video: Desiree Salazar angry with CPS over five-month-old son's death

    Sacramento mother Desiree Salazar is upset over the death of her son Sivam Lekh. He died in foster care in November 2014 of SIDS.

Sacramento mother Desiree Salazar is upset over the death of her son Sivam Lekh. He died in foster care in November 2014 of SIDS. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento mother Desiree Salazar is upset over the death of her son Sivam Lekh. He died in foster care in November 2014 of SIDS. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

Erika D. Smith: The tragic story of the brief life of baby Sivam Lekh

December 28, 2015 3:30 PM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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