Kayce McDermed

Photo of a teenage girl wearing glasses, lying down, her chin in her hand.Name: Kayce McDermed.
Died: May 2, 2016.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Yakima, Washington, USA.
Disability: Quadriplegic, blind, autistic.

Details:
Kayce’s guardian took her out of high school. Isolated at home, she was neglected and left alone in bed for long periods of time. Kayce died of malnutrition, pneumonia, and severe bedsores.

Perpetrator: Darlina Ann Chilson (Guardian), charged with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter.

Source:
Severely disabled, neglected and dead at 16
Caregiver accused in death of disabled teen
Washington caregiver accused in death of disabled teen
Woman accused of neglecting quadriplegic girl, 16, causing her death
Caregiver accused of starving Yakima teen to death charged with murder