Paola Manchisi

Photo of Paolo Manchisi. She is a teenage girl with light skin and black hair held back with two bobby pins. She is wearing a white blouse and necklace.Name: Paola Manchisi.
Died: January 6, 2018.
Age at death: 31.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Polignano a Mare, Italy.
Disability: Unspecified; possibly mental illness.

Details:
Paola died of starvation at the age of 31, weighing only 30 kilograms. She was found in a filthy, cluttered house, where she had been kept isolated by her parents since she was a teenager.

Perpetrator: Her parents, both being investigated for neglect of a disabled person resulting in death.

Source:
Parents of dead disabled woman probe
Bari, a disabled 31-year-old dies of starvation: parents accused
Bari, 31enne disabile muore di stenti. Dito puntato sui genitori
Polignano, disabile muore di stentiGenitori indagati per abbandono
Trentunenne muore di stenti nel Barese. I genitori indagati per abbandono
La terribile morte di Paola a 31 anni a Polignano e la ricerca di una motivazione che non c’è
Bari. Disabile morta di stenti, il parroco: bussavo, non hanno mai risposto
La brutta storia di Paola Manchisi
PAOLA MANCHISI/ Disabile morta di stenti a Polignano: fratello Lorenzo, “usciva normalmente” (Pomeriggio 5)
Chi l’ha Visto – Misteri – Perché nessuno è riuscito a salvare Paola, segregata e morta di stenti in casa?

Airi Kakimoto

No PhotoName: Airi Kakimoto.
Died: December 23, 2017 (Body found; died December 18, 2017).
Age at death: 33.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan.
Disability: Mental illness, either schizophrenia or “integration disorder”.

Details:
When she was sixteen or seventeen years old, Airi was diagnosed with a mental illness. Within a year, her parents were using a room in their house to serve as a jail for their daughter. It was unheated and bare, and contained only two mats, a makeshift toilet, and a tube connected to a water tank outside. Airi stayed in this room for fifteen or more years. She was denied clothing and fed only once a day. Too thin to keep herself warm, she died of hypothermia, weighing 19 kilograms (42 pounds).

Perpetrator: Yasutaka Kakimoto (Father) and Yukari Kakimoto (Mother), both arrested and charged with illegally disposing of a body.

Source:
Parents of dead woman admit confining her for 15 years
Parents arrested after daughter kept in tiny cell for 17 years dies:The Asahi Shimbun
Parents of dead Osaka woman reportedly admit confining her for 15 years
Parents knew their locked-up daughter was in dire state: police:The Asahi Shimbun
Japanese couple who confined their daughter rearrested over her freezing death
Couple hit with fresh arrest warrant over death of daughter kept in tiny room for 15 years

Johnny McFadden

No PhotoName: Johnny McFadden.
Died: December 23, 2017.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Unspecified severe disability.

Details:
Johnny was neglected by his mother and stepfather. When he died his body showed evidence of malnutrition and severe bedsores.

Perpetrator: Carlissa Malone (Mother) and Roger Malone (Stepfather).

Source:
Couple jailed on neglect charge in disabled man’s death

Michael Shearin

No PhotoName: Michael Anton Shearin.
Died: December 20, 2017.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Gaston, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Muscular dystrophy.

Details:
Michael was neglected by his mother and sister. He died from a septic pressure ulcer, pneumonia, and dehydration.

Perpetrator: Candie McKay Shearin (Mother) and Tara Nerys Shearin (Sister), both charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death to a vulnerable adult.

Source:
Mom, Daughter Get $50,000 Bond in Disabled Son’s Death
Bond granted to Midlands mother, daughter charged in death of disabled family member
Mother, Daughter Charged in Death of Disabled Man
Disabled man found dead, mother and sister charged, Lexington County sheriff says
Mother, Daughter Charged in Death of Disabled Family Member
LCSD: mother, sister neglected disabled man, caused his death
Bond set at 50K for women accused of neglecting disabled family member

Wade Denton

No PhotoName: Wade Denton.
Died: November 19, 2017 (Body found, died several months previously).
Age at death: 49.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Blind, diabetic.

Details:
Wade’s estranged wife had promised to make sure he had food and water in the trailer where he lived after she moved out. Instead, she left him alone there with his two dogs, without food or running water, and without a phone to call for help, and spent his Social Security checks. Wade’s body was found months later alongside the bodies of the dogs. His cause of death is undetermined, but homicide charges are possible.

Perpetrator: Jennifer Denton (Estranged wife), charged with neglect by caretaker, financial exploitation of a disabled person by caretaker and animal cruelty.

Source:
Woman arrested after diabetic, visually impaired husband found dead
Stillwater woman arrested after husband’s body found decaying in mobile home
Stillwater woman arrested after husband’s decaying body discovered inside mobile home
Stillwater woman arrested in discovery of decaying body
Woman accused of abandoning disabled husband who died
Woman Whose Disabled Husband & Dogs Died Charged with Neglect

Mason Blum

No PhotoName: Mason Blum.
Died: November 1, 2017.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired, nonverbal.

Details:
Mason’s mother put him in the bathtub with the water running, and left him there while she got high. He drowned.

Perpetrator: Michelle Wallace (Mother), charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, child endangerment, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Source:
Baby died of drowning and Slate Belt case labeled homicide
Toddler’s death in mother’s bath tub a homicide, coroner rules
Police charge Pen Argyl mom with manslaughter; toddler found in tub
Slate Belt woman charged in her disabled 2-year-old’s death in tub
Autopsy complete in death of 2-year-old Pen Argyl boy

Jesus Hibbard

Photo of Jesus Hibbard, a boy in a wheelchair. He has light-tan skin and black hair cut short in a buzz cut. He looks somewhat confused. One of his hands is up in front of his face. He is wearing a safety belt over his blue collared shirt.Name: Jesus Hibbard.
Died: September 22, 2017.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
When Jesus was found dead on his couch, police decided to investigate because he was much thinner than he should have been, even for a boy with CP, and police were concerned that he had been neglected. During the investigation, it was revealed that he had been denied medical care and not taken to doctors’ appointments, and not fed enough.

Perpetrator: Lindsie Danielle Trinidad (Mother) and Victor Eduardo Trinidad (Stepfather), both charged with child neglect.

Source:
Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ of teen with cerebral palsy
Mother, stepfather charged with child neglect after death of 16-year-old with cerebral palsy
Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ of teen with cerebral palsy

Marion Reynolds

Photo of Marion Reynolds, a young woman with pale skin and dark brown curly hair. She is lying on a pillow, and her mouth is slightly open, showing crooked teeth.Name: Marion J. Reynolds.
Died: August 27, 2017.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Galva, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified severe disability; mobility impaired, tube fed.

Details:
Marion was kept in a filthy house and not given enough to eat. Her 18-year-old sister was also neglected, and was rescued when Marion was found, near death, and taken to a hospice where she died of the effects of long-term neglect and starvation.

Marion attended church and liked music.

Perpetrator: Dean P. Simoneaux (Grandfather), charged with criminal neglect of a disabled person; Barbara J. Simoneaux (Grandmother), charged with criminal neglect of a disabled person.

Source:
Couple charged with criminal neglect in death of woman’s daughter
Galva couple accused of disabled woman’s malnutrition death
Couple accused of malnutrition death might not have been neglectful, relative says
Obituary for Marion Joyce Reynolds

Shannon Cooper

Photo of Shannon Cooper, a heavyset woman with pale skin and long light brown hair.Name: Shannon Michelle Barrett-Cooper.
Died: July 25, 2017.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA.
Disability: Childhood leukemia, paraplegic.

Details:
Shannon’s fiance moved her into his house and isolated her from her family; then he neglected and starved her. He kept her in filthy conditions and didn’t get her medical help when she needed it. She died when her extensive bedsores caused blood poisoning.

Perpetrator: Gary Marple (Fiance), charged with criminal negligence.

Source:
Murfreesboro man charged with negligence in fiancee’s death
Shannon Michelle Cooper’s Obituary

Edgar Carbajal

No PhotoName: Edgar Carbajal.
Died: June 20, 2017.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Austin, Texas, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Edgar’s mother neglected him. He died of infected bedsores, sepsis, and pneumonia.

Perpetrator: Erica Yanet Flores (Mother), charged with charged with injury to a disabled individual by omission.

Source:
Austin mother charged in death of son with cerebral palsy due to ‘severe neglect’
Austin mom charged with neglect causing disabled son’s death
Mother charged in death of son with cerebral palsy due to ‘severe neglect’
Mother charged with neglect after disabled son dies from pneumonia at home
North Austin Woman Charged After Son With Cerebral Palsy Dies Of Apparent Neglect
JUST IN: Austin mother neglected son with cerebral palsy, leading to his death, police say
Police: Mother neglected son with cerebral palsy, leading to his death