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PROBE FINDS NO SIGN OF ABUSE OF SCHIAVO

State investigators found no evidence that Terri Schiavo had been abused or exploited by either side of her family, according to documents released by Florida's Department of Children and Families.

The agency investigated 89 complaints dating back to 2001, when Schiavo's feeding tube was removed for the first time and the legal battle surrounding her right-to-die case intensified.

The complaints alleged that the brain-damaged woman was being mistreated by her husband and her parents for financial gain.

But investigators said they found no evidence that either her husband or parents were exploiting her and noted that they found Schiavo well cared for on their visits to her Pinellas Park hospice.

The agency released the records Friday under court order.

Schiavo, 41, died last month after her feeding tube was removed for the third time, ending a bitter court battle between her husband and parents over whether she would have wanted to live in a vegetative state.

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