Name: Morgan Moore.
Died: May 10, 2022.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Homicide, complications of neurological disorder.
Location: Montgomery Village, Maryland, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Long COVID.
Medics were called to Morgan’s house, where they found him dead, weighing only 79 pounds. His family told emergency responders that he had not seen a doctor in two years. Police believe Morgan’s health declined over a matter of months; he lost the ability to walk and developed an abscess on his back. He was allegedly made to live in poor conditions, in a filthy house.
One of Morgan’s siblings remembers that they planned to go to Japan together; but instead, Morgan became increasingly isolated; his parents kept him home and “home-schooled” him, and he rarely went anywhere besides the movie theater or the local playground. As a transgender boy, he managed to find an outlet in online interaction, but he never did get to visit Japan. “I just want my brother to be remembered as the artist and the person he was. He was a good person,” Morgan’s sibling says. “I want people who are transphobic and not accepting of their children to accept their kids for who they are and love them no matter what.”
On an online tribute page, a relative writes that Morgan was “a celebrated artist, self taught guitarist, cook, keyboard player, gamer and all around great person.”
Six minor children were removed from the home when Morgan died. None of the children had ever been to school or received vaccinations.
Cynthia Moore (Mother), charged with second-degree murder and neglect of a minor.
Dominique Moore (Father), charged with second-degree murder and neglect of a minor.
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