Josias Marquez

Photo of a small boy with tan skin and very short black hair, wearing a gray sweater and green pants a little too big for him. He is strapped into a blue plastic seat.Name: Josias Marquez.
Died: March 31, 2020 (Body found).
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Howard, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, blind, epilepsy.

Josias’s body was found in the trunk of his mother’s car after she was arrested for neglecting his siblings, ages 2 and 6. His exact cause of death is unknown, but it is probable that he died from either malnutrition or from a fatal seizure (his mother reportedly admitted to not giving him his seizure medication). His body showed signs of malnutrition.

Case status:
Sagal Hussein (Mother), pleaded no contest to child neglect resulting in death, hiding the corpse of a child, two misdemeanor counts of neglecting a child, and obstruction; sentenced to 15 years in prison and 10 years probation.

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