Tamiyah Audain

A poster from Tamiyah Audain's funeral, showing two photos of her, one with a sunflower clenched between her teeth and the other of her in a purple plaid shirt. Tamiyah is a young girl with brown skin and dark brown eyes, her black hair up in a bun. The poster reads, Heaven gained a precious angel. Sunrise, sunset. Miyah.Name: Tamiyah Audain.
Died: September 25, 2013.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Malnutrition, infection.
Location: Lauderhill, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism, tuberous sclerosis.

Tamiyah was neglected by her aunt; she died of starvation and infection. When she died after nine months with her aunt, Tamiyah weighed only 56 pounds–less than half of the 115 pounds she had weighed when she first came to live there.

Tamiyah always greeted family members with a hug.

Case status:
Latoya Patterson (Cousin), convicted of child neglect, sentenced to 3 years probation.
Jabeth Moye (Child care worker), pleaded no contest to aggravated child abuse, sentenced to five years probation.

Tamiyah Audain