Jordan Burling

Photo of Jordan Burling, a young teen with fair skin and sandy-brown hair, wearing square-rimmed glasses.Name: Jordan Burling.
Died: June 30, 2016.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Leeds, England, UK.
Disability: Developmental and behavioral problems, mobility impaired.

At sixteen years old, Jordan’s family took him out of school, claiming they were home-schooling, and neglected him.

Jordan was left on an air mattress by his family. There, he slowly died of malnutrition and infected bedsores. He died of pneumonia, weighing only 37 kg (82 pounds).

The body of Jordan’s baby brother was found in Jordan’s closet. It could not be determined whether he had been born alive.

Jordan liked WWE wrestling, video games, and football.

Perpetrator: Dawn Cranston (Mother), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to four years; Denise Cranston (Grandmother), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to four years; Abigail Burling (Sister), convicted of causing or allowing a vulnerable adult’s death, sentenced to 18 months.

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