Police visited home 6 times before Berwyn teen died

September 30, 2011 (BERWYN, Ill.)

At first, police had said they had no contact with the family of 14-year-old Matthew Degner, who was found dead of pneumonia on September 8.

Investigators say the home was overrun with about 200 animals. The boy's mother faces child neglect and other charges.

Police say their contact with the family goes back to 2003 but they say in each case, they found no danger at the home.

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