Gloriavale child death revealed video

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The death of 14-year-old Prayer Ready in the Gloriavale community has been kept secret - until now.

How has a reclusive Christian community managed to cover up the death of a child, in concerning circumstances, for more than a year? And why? In this special feature video, Stuff's Circuit team investigates.

 

 

 

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Auckland

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