Victims - 1980s

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Victim 1980's is a subpage of the main Victims page.

Disclaimer: The list is incomplete as the events took part before they were recorded on the Internet.

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Period 1950's 1970's 1980's 1990's 2000-4 2005-9 2010 -

Deaths in programs

# Name Age Program Date Cause of death (If investigated or published at all)
1 Connie Munson 14 Bethesda home for girls August 1, 1980 Died during escape attempt [1]
2 Robert Doyle Erwin 15 (BA) Vision Quest November 24, 1980 Downing in the Golf of California[2]
3 Lyle Foodroy (age unknown) (BA) Vision Quest November 24, 1980 See note 1 [2]
4 Robert Zimmerman 17 (BA) Vision Quest November 24, 1980 See note 1 [2]
5 Charles Lucas 16 (BA) Vision Quest November 24, 1980 See note 1 [2]
6 James Lamb 14 (BA) Vision Quest November 24, 1980 See note 1 [2]
7 Bernard Reefer 19 (BA) Vision Quest November 24, 1980 See note 1 [2]
8 Eric David Schibley 17 (BA) Vision Quest November 24, 1980 See note 1 [2]
9 Tammy Edmiston (age unknown) (BA) Vision Quest September 11, 1982 Fall from a bridge [3]
10 Philip Williams Jr. 15 Elan School December 27, 1982 Official cause of death was labeled brain aneurysm but no proper investigation was conducted. Was beaten severly in the therapeutic boxing-ring before his death [4].
11 Mario Cano 16 (UK) Vision Quest April 27, 1984 Died in a Boot Camp - Unknown cause [5]
12 Leon Anger (age unknown) (UK) Vision Quest September 16, 1984 Unknown cause [3]
13 Gregory Owens Jones 13 SUWS July 3, 1985 Fell after the group he hiked with had been without water for 9,5 hours in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees according the local sheriff. It was ruled an accident as Idaho to this day is without rules in that area [6]
14 Carey Dunn 15 (A) Victory Christian Academy September 23, 1988 Killed by building materials falling down over her [7]
15 Leroy Prinkley 14 (R) Western Center September 28, 1988 Restraint [8] [9]
16 James Tomas Roman 14 Hyde Schools February 21, 1988 brain aneurysm [10] [11].
17 Joshua Ferarini 13 (R) St. Aemelian Hospital January 8, 1989 Restraint [9]
18 Wauketta Wallace 12 (R) Marysville Academy July 11, 1989 Restraint [3]
19 Roxanna Gray 17 (R) Family and Children's Center July 6, 1989 Restraint [12]
20 Danny Lewis 16 (A) Vision Quest June 1989 Accident [9]

Cause of death

  • (H) Homicide
  • (S) Suicide
  • (R) Restraint
  • (N) Negligence
  • (NC) Natural Causes
  • (A) Accident
  • (M) Medical
  • (B) Beating
  • (BA) Boating Accident (drowning)
  • (UI) Under Investigation
  • (UK) Unknown
  • (OD) Overdose

Lost after leavning the program

Due to privacy issues we don't state cause of death unless it is stated in the reference.

Name Age Program Date Cause of death (If investigated or published at all)
Nina Carbone Weaver 23 Hyde Schools (unknown) Ruled traffic accident [13]
Wesley Tiedt 19 Elan School September 1984 Suicide based on a combination of PTSD and deaths of close friend. Tabloid media has claimed that it was a suicide pact [14]
Roger Laurence Kahn ? DeSisto School 1987 Carbon monoxide poisoning [15]

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References

  1. Connie Munson - Bethesda Home for Girls, Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora
  2. 2,0 2,1 2,2 2,3 2,4 2,5 2,6 Boot camps face crackdown, By Karina Bland, The Arizona Republic, July 15, 2001 (web archive)
    Little hope held for 8 missing in Baja, The Prescott Courier, November 30, 1980
  3. 3,0 3,1 3,2 I was just a kid, (Death list)
  4. His family asks: What really happened to Phil at the Elan School?, by Kathryn Skelton and Lindsay Tice, Maine Sun Journal, March 12 - 2016
  5. Mario Cano - Find a grave
  6. Washington boy in survival class suffers fall, dies, Eugene Register-Guard July 5, 1985
    No charged to be filed in boy's death, The Spokemans Review, October 13 1985
    Wilderness Program sued by parents of dead boy, The Spokesman Review, November 1 1985
  7. Victory Christian Academy - timeline & references, International Survivor Action Committee
  8. program deaths, a thread on End Institutionalized Child Abuse Myspace group
  9. 9,0 9,1 9,2 Holy the Children (death list)
  10. pete gregory is a douch bag, a thread on Fornits Webforum
  11. Hyde-Bath Hosts 20th Annual James Roman Tournament, Hyde School webpage
  12. Children are Crying, Children are Dying, COALITION AGAINST INSTITUTIONALIZED CHILD ABUSE
  13. hyde is great, a thread on Fornits Webforum
  14. The Copycat Effect: How the Media and Popular Culture Trigger the Mayhem in Tomorrow's Headlines, by Loren L Coleman, ISBN-10: 1416505547
    HOUSTON SUBURB INSTITUTES ANTI-SUICIDE PLAN, New York Times, October 14, 1984
    ELAN SUICIDE PICTURES, a thread on the Fornits message board
  15. Into My Own: The Remarkable People and Events That Shaped a Life (Paperback), by Roger Kahn, ISBN-10: 0312371284, Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; Reprint edition (12 Jun 2007)