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.
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), convicted of first-degree murder, and three counts of first-degree kidnapping; Joseph Michael Finn II (Father), charged with first-degree kidnapping, child endangerment causing serious injury and neglect of a dependent person.
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