Died: August 2017.
Age at death: 31.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Disability: Intellectual disability, epilepsy.
This 31-year-old man’s mother had lost custody of him because she starved him, broke his arm, and chained him by his leg to the front seat of her car. He went to live at a residential center instead. However, his mother kidnapped him and took him to Cyprus. About a year later, he was dead. His cause of death is unknown, but his mother has been charged with abuse and neglect.
Perpetrator: Ilana Hess (Mother), charged with abuse, neglect, and kidnapping.