Michael Furst

Photo of Michael Furst. He is a young man being held up by someone behind him; he is up to his waist in water and leaning over to look into the water. He has red hair and fair skin; his arms are curled over his chest because of spasticity. He wears a blue T-shirt.Name: Michael Furst.
Died: February 2016; body found March 6, 2016.
Age at death: 24.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Peshtigo, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Michael died of starvation because his mother, though she was paid a government stipend to care for him, did not feed him. When he was found dead, his body weighed only 36 pounds.

Perpetrator: Renee Furst (Mother), died of a drug overdose several days after Michael died.

Peshtigo man with cerebral palsy starved to death by mother — also dead
Peshtigo starvation death investigation complete