Cameron Hoopingarner

Photo of Cameron Hoopengarner, a baby with fair skin, wearing a Santa Claus costume.Name: Cameron Hoopingarner.
Died: February 21, 2017.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Vigo County, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, blindness.

Details:
Cameron was starved to death by his legal guardians. They fed him very little, mostly baby food, and refused to take him to a doctor. When he died, he weighed less than 15 pounds.

Perpetrator: Robin Kraemer (Guardian), convicted of nine counts of neglect, sentenced to 36 1/2 years in prison. Chad Kraemer (Housemate), Hubert Kraemer (Guardian), and Sarah Travoli (Housemate), all charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

Source:
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4 arrested in death of 9-year-old Indiana boy with cerebral palsy
4 arrested after death of 9-year-old Indiana boy weighing only 15 pounds
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Four arrested in starvation death of 9-year-old boy weighing 15lbs
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Four arrested in starvation death of 9-year-old boy
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Four Arrested In Connection With Death Of 9 Year Old Child
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Coroner: Vigo Co. 9-Year-Old Who Died of Starvation Had Meth in System
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Matthew Tirado

Photo of Matthew Tirado, a young boy with light-brown skin and curly black hair. He is wearing a red tank top.Name: Matthew Tirado.
Died: February 14, 2017.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Neglect/Abuse.
Location: Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
When Matthew was brought to the hospital, he was dying from severe malnutrition, with bruises all over his body. He weighed only 88 pounds at death and had broken ribs.

Perpetrator: Katiria Tirado (Mother), charged with first-degree manslaughter.

Source:
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Mum charged with manslaughter of underweight autistic teen
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Mother Faces Upgraded Charges In Death Of Autistic Son
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Mom charged with manslaughter of underweight autistic teen
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Joseph Bishop

Photo of Joseph Bishop. He is a boy in his young teens, with short-cut dark brown hair and fair skin, wearing a navy-blue sweater.Name: Joseph Bishop.
Died: February 11, 2017.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Ludlow, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Details:
Joseph was neglected by his mother and grandparents. For two years, he was left in his bed while severe bedsores developed.

When they saw how sick he was, they decided that they wouldn’t take him to the hospital to avoid being charged with neglect. When Joseph was finally taken to the hospital, his untreated bedsores had already caused end-stage sepsis. He died soon thereafter.

Perpetrator: Jamie Bishop (Mother), charged with second-degree manslaughter; Raymond Martin (Grandfather), charged with second-degree manslaughter; Sharon Martin (Grandmother), charged with second-degree manslaughter.

Source:
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Disabled teen with bedsores was ‘lost in the cracks’
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Mother and grandparents charged with disabled teen’s death
Ludlow mom investigated for neglect prior to bed-ridden son’s death

Irene McLean

Photo of Irene McLean, an elderly woman with curly white hair and fair skin, wearing an embroidered sweater.Name: Irene McLean.
Died: January 10, 2017.
Age at death: 96.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Irene died from malnutrition and multiple rib fractures, after being removed from her home by adult protective services in terrible shape.

Irene visited over 100 countries during her lifetime. She liked swimming, yoga, and dance.

Perpetrator: A family member, who Irene lived with.

Source:
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Karen Allen

No PhotoName: Karen Allen.
Died: January 6, 2017.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA.
Disability: Unspecified illness.

Details:
Karen’s husband starved her to death. She died from malnutrition and from having been left immobile for a long time, which caused a blood clot to form in her lungs and kill her. She weighed 68 pounds.

Perpetrator: Harold Earl Allen (Husband), charged with felony negligent manslaughter of an elderly disabled adult.

Source:
Elderly man accused of starving wife to death (video)
Medical examiner report shows what led to arrest of malnourished Hillsborough woman’s husband
Man arrested after wife’s autopsy revealed malnourishment
Wife weighed 68 pounds when found dead, husband arrested
75-year-old is arrested after his bedridden wife dies weighing just 68 pounds
Deputies: Tampa man starved wife who weighed 68 pounds at death

Scott McCallum

Photo of Scott McCallum, a white man with black hair and a receding hairline; he has a salt-and-pepper beard and mustache.Name: Scott McCallum.
Died: January 6, 2017.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: Howard City, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Scott’s caregiver left him alone and didn’t care for him. He died of neglect, with severe bedsores. She left his body in place for two days before finally calling a funeral home.

Perpetrator: Rebecca Ann Deters (Son’s girlfriend), charged with involuntary manslaughter, failure to report a dead body, and attempted removal of a body without medical examiner permission.

Source:
Woman pleads to abusing bedridden man who died in her care
Woman accused of neglecting bedridden man, not reporting his death

Theresa Smothers

No PhotoName: Theresa Smothers.
Died: December 31, 2016.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
When a hospice worker visited Theresa for the first time, she saw obvious signs that her daughter had been neglecting her and called for an ambulance. Theresa was taken to the hospital with starvation, dehydration, and infected bedsores; two days later, she died. She weighed 71 pounds; she had been fed just one packet of applesauce per day.

Perpetrator: Judy Smothers (Daughter), charged with second-degree murder and elder abuse.

Source:
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Poplar Bluff woman pleads not guilty to murder after her mother died of malnourishment

Robert Wellburn

No PhotoName: Robert Wellburn.
Died: November 8, 2016.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: North Shields, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Robert lived in his home, and his son was supposed to visit and help him. But his son stopped visiting often enough, and eventually simply left him locked into his own unheated home without enough medication or food. When he was found, Robert was starving. He died of pneumonia a few weeks later.

Perpetrator: Robert Wellburn Jr. (Son), pleaded guilty to gross negligence manslaughter, sentenced to four years in prison.

Source:
Son jailed for manslaughter of his dementia-suffering dad by abandoning him
Dementia sufferer died ‘like prisoner in his own home’ after heartless son locked him in without a key

Natalie Finn

Photo of Natalie Finn, a teenage girl with fair skin and straight brown hair. She is wearing a black-and-white dress and has a solemn expression on her face.Name: Natalie Jasmine Finn.
Died: October 24, 2016.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
Disability: Reactive attachment disorder.

Details:
Natalie was one of several children, all of whom were neglected and abused by their mother. Natalie often went to neighbors’ houses to ask for food and clothing.

In the last year of her life, she was taken out of school, kept at home, and starved to death by her mother.

Neighbors and classmates remember her as a gentle, kind girl who did her best to help her siblings. Her two siblings were rescued when Natalie died and hospitalized in poor condition; when they recovered, they went to live in foster homes. It is likely that Natalie’s efforts saved their lives.

Perpetrator: Nicole Marie Finn (Mother), charged with first-degree murder, child endangerment resulting in death, three counts of first-degree kidnapping, child endangerment causing serious injury, and neglect of a dependent person; Joseph Michael Finn II (Father), charged with first-degree kidnapping, child endangerment causing serious injury and neglect of a dependent person.

Source:
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Court documents: Teen, siblings were tortured by parents
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Photos show filthy living conditions inside Finn household
Natalie Finn’s school tried to warn the state she was in dire jeopardy, but it wasn’t enough to save herNicole Finn repeatedly ignored officer, caseworker trying to see her, jurors told

Vickie Balogh

Photo of Vickie Balogh, a middle-aged woman wearing a pink silk blouse. Her skin is fair, but her face is flushed; she wears glasses and her straight brown hair is cut to shoulder length.Name: Vickie Balogh.
Died: October 23, 2016.
Age at death: 57.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Trenton, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Ataxia.

Details:
Vickie starved to death, emaciated and with severe bedsores, because her sons did not care for her.

Perpetrator: Gabriel V. Balogh (Son) and Grant C. Balogh (Son); both charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, and abuse of a vulnerable adult.

Source:
Brothers charged with murder after mom starves to death
Brothers accused of letting mother starve to death, ignoring dead body for hours
Michigan Brothers Allegedly Abandoned Bedridden Mother Who Died of Malnutrition