Name: Hector J. Pizarro.
Died: September 4, 2019.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Congenital disability, autism, epilepsy, mobility impaired.
Hector had been known to child protective services for some time. At one point, he was found to weigh only 60 pounds and monitored by child welfare until he gained weight to 68-70 pounds. But once watchful eyes were averted, Hector’s mother once again neglected him.
Hector’s mother brought him to the emergency room, weighing 42 pounds. He died shortly thereafter from malnutrition, with a bedsore covering one side of his body, making it clear that he was neglected to death. Her neighbors had been completely unaware that Hector even lived there.
Perpetrator: Iraida M. Pizarro-Osorio (Mother), charged with chronic child neglect resulting in great bodily harm.
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