Local attorney named administrator of Takoda Collins estate

A wreath has been left on the front door of 1934 Kensington Drive in Dayton. Takoda Collins, 10, was rushed to Dayton’s Children’s Hospital on Dec. 13 and was pronounced dead after his father Al-Mutahan McLean called police to say he found the boy unresponsive in their Kensington Drive home. McLean, 30, faces charges in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in connection to what law enforcement described in court records as “extreme” child abuse against Takoda. LISA POWELL / STAFF

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A wreath has been left on the front door of 1934 Kensington Drive in Dayton. Takoda Collins, 10, was rushed to Dayton’s Children’s Hospital on Dec. 13 and was pronounced dead after his father Al-Mutahan McLean called police to say he found the boy unresponsive in their Kensington Drive home. McLean, 30, faces charges in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in connection to what law enforcement described in court records as “extreme” child abuse against Takoda. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Montgomery County Probate Court this week appointed local attorney David Brannon as administrator of the estate of Takoda Collins, the Dayton 10-year-old who died in December after what police say was a period of extended abuse.

Takoda’s father, Al McLean, is currently in the Montgomery County Jail, accused of raping, abusing and neglecting the boy. Also facing neglect charges are McLean’s girlfriend and her sister.

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Takoda’s mother and grandmother live in Wisconsin. Court records say they were notified that Brannon will administer the estate.

Takoda’s death has brought scrutiny about what Montgomery County Children Services, Dayton police and other agencies knew about Takoda’s situation before he died.

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A death certificate filed with the court list Takoda’s cause of death as “pending investigation.” The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has yet to release a cause of death since Takoda died at Dayton Children’s Hospital on Dec. 13.

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