Wendy Garland

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Name: Wendy Garland.
Died: July 8, 2010.
Age at death: 33.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome, cerebral palsy.

Wendy died when her family ignored her in a filthy room that, in midsummer, had heated up to 100 degrees. When they found her dead, they tried to cover up by moving her out of her room, but when police saw where Wendy had been staying, they arrested her family.

Perpetrator: Florence Garland (Mother) and Helene Hutchinson (sister), both charged with neglect of an elderly or disabled person.

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