Blanche Cowan

No PhotoName: Blanche Cowan.
Died: March 10, 2014.
Age at death: 100.
Cause of death: Starvation, infection.
Location: Rushsylvania, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Elderly disabled.

Blanche’s daughter was supposed to be caring for her, but instead Blanche was exiled to a filthy trailer behind her daughter’s house, with only her developmentally disabled son to care for her. Blanche died of starvation, dehydration, and untreated bedsores.

Case status:
Mary Strawser (Daughter); pled guilty to neglect; sentenced to 18 months, eligible for early release in 30 days.
Sonny Scott (son), died of natural causes a few months after his mother died.

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