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Victim year 2000 to 2004 is a subpage of the main Victims page.

Other periods

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

Please notice that not all deaths are recorded as the news about some deaths are kept out of the media to marketing and settlements. If you have been at a program and know of a death please notice that this pages only include entries which can be verified by links.

Lost during program

# Name Age Program Date Cause of death (If investigated or published at all)
1 Michael Ibarra-Wiltsie 12 (R) Eckerd Youth Alternatives February 5, 2000 Restraint - 300 pound staff member restrained the 65 pound boy by lying on the top of him [1]. Mother killed herself and his sibling in 2005. She never recovered from his death [2].
2 Sabrina E. Day 15 (R) North Carolina Group Home February 10, 2000 Restraint [3].
3 Randy Steele 9 (R) Laurel Ridge February 6, 2000 Restraint [4]
4 Willie Wright 14 (R) Southwest Mental Health February 4, 2000 Restraint [5]
5 Candace Newmaker 10 (R) Evergreen Attachment Center April 18, 2000 Died during re-birth [6]
6 Joseph D. Bolt 17 Alpine Boys Ranch August 2000 Downing [7]
7 William "Eddie" Lee 15 (R) Obsidian Trails Wilderness Camp September 18, 2000 Restraint [8]
8 Dionte Pickens 14 (S or M) Three Springs Detention October 2000 Suicide or murder. The leather belt he was found hanging from was not supposed to have been in his cell [9]
9 Tanner Wilson 11 (R) Facility in Gerard, Iowa February 2, 2001 Restraint. A staff member - Lori Ann Ingham - was charged [10].
10 Stephanie Duffield 16 (R) Shiloh Residential Treatment Center February 11, 2001 Restraint [11]
11 Ryan Lewis 14 (S) Alldredge Academy February 13, 2001 Found hanging [12]
12 Angela Miller 17 (S) Echo Glen Children's Center March 1, 2001 Suicide [13]
13 Tony Haynes 14 (N) America's Buffalo Soldiers (Arizona) July 1, 2001 Heat stroke [14]. Staff was sentenced, which are rare.
14 Valerie Ann Heron 17 (A) Tranquility Bay, Jamaica August 10, 2001 Official recorded as accident, but several vitnesses have seen a suicide note being destroyed by staff [15].
15 Aaron Albert Grey 16 (N) Alberta Children's Group Home December 21, 2001 Frozen to death during an attempt to escape [16]
16 Katherine Lank 16 (N) Red Rock Canyon School January 13, 2002 Fell to her death [17]
17 Victoria Petersilka 14 Maryville Academy for Girls February 9, 2012 Found hanging from a rope [18]
18 LaTasha Bush 15 (R) Daystar Residential Treatment Center February 14, 2002 Restraint [19]
19 Matthew Goodman 14 (R) The Lindens February 6, 2002 Restraint [20]
20 Erica Harvey 15 (N) Catherine Freer Wilderness Program May 27, 2002 Neglect [21].
21 Kiley Michelle Jaquays 17 Integrity House December 24, 2002 Fell from clift [22]
22 Ian August 14 (N) Skyline Journey July 13, 2002 Neglect - heat stroke [23].
23 Jeremy Gaulin 15 Summit School and Children's Residence Center October 3,2002 Fell from a window after being pushed by a fellow students [24]
24 Charles "Chase" Moody 17 (R) On Track Wilderness (Brown Schools) October 14, 2002 Restraint [25]
25 (Unknown) 15 Catherine Freer Wilderness October 20 2002 Unknown reason [26]
26 Jamal Odum 9 (R) New Hope For Children S.C. 2003 Restraint [27]
27 (Unnamed girl) ? Red Rock Canyon School March 7, 2003 Had been ill for some days at the school. Was pronounced at the arrival of the hospital [28]
28 Orlena Parker 15 (R) Devereux Cleo Wallace March 10, 2003 Restraint [29].
29 Corey Baines 16 (A) Catherine Freer Wilderness March 26, 2003 Head crushed by tree - recorded as accident [30].
30 Daniel "Danny" Jack Matthews 17 (B) Pinellas County Juvenile Detention May 31, 2003 Fatal fight in prison [31]
31 Jerry Trivett 15 (R) High Pointe, Oklahoma June 1, 2003 Restraint [32].
32 Omar Paisley 17 (M) Miami Dade Regional JDC, Florida June 2, 2003 Ruptured appendix [33]
33 Maria Mendoza 14 (R) Krause Children's Center October 12, 2003 Restraint - ruled homicide [34].
34 (Unknown from Virginia) 17 The Family Foundation School March 4, 2004 Maybe suicide - fell from second story balcony [35]
35 Unidentified Boy 16 (S) Island View July 2, 2004 Hanged himself at the facility. The facility promised to conduct an evaluation [36]
36 Karlye Newman 16 (S) Spring Creek Lodge October 8, 2004 Found hanging [37]
37 Matthew Meyers (unknown) (UI ) Lonestar Expeditions September 9, 2004 Unknown cause [38]
38 Roberto Reyes 15 (N) Thayer Learning Center November 3, 2004 Neglected illness [39]
39 Garrett Halsey 13 (R) Grafton School, Inc December 23, 2004 Restraint [40]

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 leaving 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)
1 David Poprik 20 Carolina Springs Academy and Tranquility Bay January 2000 Gunshot wound [41]
2 Corey Murphy 17 Paradise Cove and Spring Creek Lodge March 21 2000 ?? Gunshot wound [42]
3 Adam McBride 20 Paradise Cove October 10, 2000 Gunshot wound
4 Jenny Bergeson 16 Copper Canyon Academy November 2002 Suicide ?? [43]
5 Kathlynn Johanna Aldrich/Kurth 18 Cedar Ridge Academy November 21, 2002 Trafic accident [44]
6 Meredith Fick 17 Copper Canyon Academy December 9, 2002 Found dead [45] A scholarship is created to honor this unnecessary victim of the treatment-industry [46].
7 Shane Reardon 20 Academy at Swift River February 2004 Found dead [47]
8 Evan Leonardus Koch 22 Carolina Springs Academy July 14 2004 Unknown - died in bed [48]
9 Bridgett Loverda Lowe 19 Cross Creek Programs October 23, 2004 Odd trafic accident [49]
10 Annie Leone 14 Sagewalk October 2004 Unknown cause - but her memorial page has a link to a suicide prevention organization [50]

Missing in action

- moved to a separate page - Missing and wanted -

Straight Inc. and spin-offs

Some of the most deadly program when we are talking of the survival rate among former participants is the Straight Inc. and the spin-off programs.

The survivor community have a list of names on their memorial site. The people who have moved to the next world are tagged with RIP [51]

External Links

References

  1. Remembering Michael Wiltsie, Teen Advocate USA
  2. Mom 'never the same' after child's death, BY RICK CUNDIFF, December 1 2005
  3. Other True Crimes - Topic #130, a thread on jameson's WebbSleuths message board
    Body Count, a thread on Fornits webforum
  4. 29 kids in 2 1/2 years died in state's care - 2 stopped breathing while restrained recently, by Kelley Shannon, Dallas Morning News, April 18 2000 (Re-print from Project Nospank)
  5. Autistic boy dies while being restained by attendants, By Chris Schreiber, Nurse.com, Posted 3-21-2000
  6. About Candace Newmaker on Wikipedia
    Excerpts from video of the "birth" and death of Candace Newmaker, The Millenium project
  7. Update on Alpine’s Boys Ranch: Who Said What, By Elaine Rising, strugglingteens.coom - industry marketing firm, March 27, 2001
    Alpine’s Boys Ranch, a thread on Fornits webforum
    Article: Alpine Boys Ranch Splits With State Department, Yakima Herald-Republic, October 21, 2001 (Re-print from Highbeam reserach)
  8. Charge in Wilderness School Death, The Associated Press, September 20, 2000 (Reprint from project Nospank)
  9. Teen’s hanging death in private-run center spurring investigation, Columbia Tribune, September 14 2001
    3 Springs Research Project-Active, a thread on Fornits webforum
  10. Statement of the Attorney General's Office: Charge is filed in the death of Tanner Wilson, Iowa Attorney General
  11. Case NO. 01-03-00490-CV, DAYSTAR RESIDENTIAL, INC. AND SHILOH TREATMENT CENTER, Appellants V. MARK W. COLLMER, Appellee]
    DayStar RTC, Manvel Texas, hope4kiz website (article mentions the death)
  12. SON DIES AT WILDERNESS CAMP, PARENTS SUE, CHARLES SHUMAKER, THE CHARLESTON GAZETTE, 12/20/2002 (Reprint from Internation Survivor Action Committee
    Support eases pain of suicide, By STEPHANIE BARRY, The Republican, November 18 2007
  13. News Clips— Changes due at Echo Glen?, By Rick Anderson, The Seattle Times, June 6 2001 (Reprint from Teen Advocate USA)
  14. About the death
    About the case, Court-TV
  15. Want Your Kid to Disappear?, Legal Affairs, July/august 2004, Nadya Labi
    No More Nightmares at Tranquility Bay?, Alternet, January 23, 2006, John Gorenfeld
  16. More stringent group home rules urged, By Doug Brown, Herald-Tribune staff (Reprint from the FAS Community Resource Center website)
  17. Utah's residential treatment programs: Eight dead kids and counting..., Wasatch Watcher, October 13 2007
  18. Maryville girl's kin sue over suicide, By John Chase and Ofelia Casillas, Chicago Tribune, November 26, 2003
  19. DayStar RTC, Manvel Texas, hope4kiz website (article mentions the death)
  20. Institution Agrees To Changes Following Matthew Goodman Death, By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express (International Disability Rights News Service), July 7 2005
  21. GAO finds abuses at 'tough love' camps for troubled kids, By Ken Dilanian, USA TODAY, October 10 2007
    The Panda girl, By Alyssa Bachman
    Video from the GAO hearings, Youtube
  22. Teen girl dies in fall from ledge, Deseret News, December 25, 2002
  23. Five teens have died in programs since 1990, AP news (Reprint from Salt Lake Tribune)
    After a teen's death, a wilderness therapy program heads to court, Salt Lake Tribune (Reprint from the homepage of the Cult Awareness and information centre)
  24. Student critically hurt; roommate charged, By STEVE LIEBERMAN AND RANDI WEINER, THE JOURNAL NEWS, October 5, 2002
    Death at Summit School in NY, a thread on Fornits webforum
  25. Teen died after banned restraint used, By Jonathan Osborne, AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF, October 23, 2002
  26. Press Release at Strugglingteens.com - a Industry marketing firm Us9.gif
  27. Safer restraints in group homes?, by HEATHER VOGELL, April 28 2005 (Reprint from Kathi's Mental Health Review)
  28. Police investigate schoolgirl's death, Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) - March 7, 2003 (Can be purchased at Newsbank.com)
  29. Pinned Down - Devereux Cleo Wallace cited for violations of restraint policy in the death of 15-year-old Orlena Parker, By KATHRYN EASTBURN, Colorado Springs Independent, JULY 24 2003
  30. Tree limb victim identified as SR boy, International Survivor Action Committee Us9.gif
  31. In loving memory - Daniel J Matthews
  32. From Pennsylvania to Oklahoma - and the end of the line at age 15, By John Sullivan, The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 27, 2007
  33. Someone will pay for Omar Paisley's agony, By Dennie Quill - contributor, Jamaica Gleaner, March 5 2004
  34. Girl's restraint death is ruled a homicide, The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, October 18 2002
  35. Recent Sad Events at the Family School, Press release on strugglingteens.com - industry marketing firm
  36. Teen facility targets suicide prevention, State ordered steps be taken after hanging, by Amy Boi Bryson, Desert Morning News, July 30 - 2004
  37. Desperate Measures, Denver Rocky Mountain News, 1999
  38. Lone Star Expeditions - Thread about the death - Fornits Webforum
    Former Alvin High student dies at camp, The Facts, September 23 2004
  39. 14 Year old Dies at Thayer Learning Center
    Missouri boot camp part of national investigation, By STEVE ROCK, The Kansas City Star, October 3 - 2007
  40. Lawsuit against Grafton dismissed, By Erica M. Bush, The Winchester Star, October 18 2007
  41. The Program woke us up, marketing material from WWASP
  42. Lost Boy - Painful journey through childhood ends with tragedy in Texas, BY LOU KILZER, Denver Rocky Mountain News, 2000
  43. No end to the pain, by Jennifer Collins, The Daily Astorian, December 19 2002
  44. Obituary
  45. Astoria teenager, 17, dies at her home
  46. #31 Meredith Fick Memorial Scholarship
  47. A tale layered with tragedy, by Dan Shaughnessy, The Boston Globe, December 28, 2005
    RIP Shane Reardon, ASR VICTIM, a thread on Fornits webforum
  48. Obituanries 2004, New Transcript
  49. IN MEMORY OF BRIDGETT LOWE, facebook
  50. Annie Leone memorial page
    Obituary, Contra Costa Times
  51. Kids of Bergen County / KIDS of North Jersey partipants list is here