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This page contains a list of names of children lost during program (LDP) or at some point shortly after the program.

This page covers the period from Januar 1, 2010. Deaths which have occured prior to this date has been moved to separate pages.

Other periods

Period 1950's 1970's 1980's 1990's 2000-4 2005-9 2010 -
Died during program 1 3 18 51 37 32 24
Died after program None None 2 1 8 27 18

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 Taylor Mangham 15 Liahona Academy January 19, 2010 Brain aneurysm [1]
2 Levi Snyder 17 New Hope Carolinas treatment center June 12, 2010 Found dead, investigation not complete [2]
3 Carnez Boone 14 Yes Academy July 30, 2010 Downed during an outing [3]
4 Shanice Nibbs 17 Five Oaks Achievement Center August 18, 2010 Complications of hypothermia[4]
5 Natasha Newman 17 Sunrise RTC October 17, 2010 Bizarre car accident [5]
6 Gracie James 17 Sunrise RTC October 20, 2010 Aftermath of bizarre car accident [6]
7 Michael Owens 16 Daystar Residential, Inc. November 5, 2010 Complications from a restraint [7]
8 Roger Eugene Benson 15 Unnamed group home in Lynnwood January 21, 2011 Fell from bridge onto traffic on I-5 [8]
9 Dyskeha Streeter 16 Divine Guidance group home, North Carolina March 28, 2011 Blood clots in her lungs [9]
10 Benjamin James Lolley 16 Salem4youth August 26, 2011 Apparent victim of a suicide, according to Woodford County Coroner Tim Ruestman. [10]
11 Caitlin A. Lee 15 ChildServ October 30, 2011 Found dead on railroad tracks [11]
12 Daniel Huerta 17 Big Cypress Wilderness Institute December 8, 2011 Killed in traffic accident during transport. Driver which was an employee of the program had numerous traffic ticket and drove on a suspended license [12]
13 Anthony Parker 16 One Way Farm Childrens Home‎ December 27, 2011 Died as result of an beating by another boy [13]
14 Corey Foster 16 Leake & Watts residential treatment center January 18, 2012 Died shortly after being restrained. Investigation pending [14]
15 Joseph Winters 14 Rose Rock treatment center February 1, 2013 Died on his first day at the treatment facility - cause of death under investigation [15]
16 Abrielle Kira Bartels 14 The Milton S. Hershey school June 29,2013 Suicide at home after being denied access to graduation [16]
17 Paige Elizabeth Lunsford 14 Carlton Palms Education Center July 6, 2013 Medical neglect and inadequate supervision. Was strapped down and forcely medicated [17]
18 (Name withheld) ? Diamond Ranch Academy September 2013 Suicide [18]
19 Kenneth Barkley 15 OhioGuidestone group home January 7, 2014 Died after having been restrained [19] Death has been ruled a homicide [20]
20 Khalil Todd 12 The Lighthouse (Clayton, NC) March 10, 2014 Killed by trafic just after he escaped [21]
21 Unnamed girl 15 Summit School (Nyack, New York)‎ September 5, 2014 Found dead. Ruled suicide [22] [23].
22 Alec Sanford Lansing 17 Trails Carolina Between november 10 and 23, 2014 Left wilderness group, found dead on November 23. Cause of death unknown [24]
23 Nicholas Grant 16 Circle C Youth and Family Services January 14, 2015 Died after being beaten with a vacuum cleaner by other teenagers at a group home [25]
24 Unnamed boy 15 Concept House, Miami February 8, 2015 Found hanging from a pipe not 24 hours after being admitted under suicide watch [26]

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 Jessica Laren Harris 17 Aspiro Wilderness Program
West Ridge Academy
March 8, 2010 Complications from a suicide attempt [27]
2 Brendon Patrick Deasey 24 Carlbrook April 10,2010 Struggle with illness which should have been cured at the facility [28]
3 Michael James Perry 28 Casa by the Sea July 1, 2010 Executed for a murder which took place while he was in jail. Sentence based completely on evidence from a medical examiner who had been caught lying [29].
4 Mark Allen Selby 21 Catherine Freer Wilderness Program
and Santiam Crossing
November 13, 2010 Alleged car accident[30]
5 Thomas Victor Riley 18 CALO - Change Academy Lake of the Ozarks December 25, 2010 Died from complications of a lifestyle, which should have been addressed during treatment [31]
6 Adam Gibbon 22 Second Nature Wilderness program January 6, 2011 Bilateral bronchopneumonia contributed by oxycodone, alprazolam and alcohol [32]
7 Michele Tresler-Ulriksen 41 Victory Christian Academy April 2011 Alleged suicide due to emotional scars from the stay at the facility [33]. Author of the book Reform at Victory
8 Leslie Carter 25 Cross Creek Programs January 31, 2012 Undisclosed causes [34]
9 Brittney Rose Serpa 18 Bromley Brook School April 5, 2012 Undisclosed causes[35]
10 Kristina Anne Kuhn 22 Darrington Academy December 1, 2012 Undisclosed causes [36]
11 Scott Chapin Gardner 22 Sorenson's Ranch School December 4, 2012 Undisclosed causes [37]
12 Sebastian Kardatzke 22 ABM Ministries February 5, 2013 Undisclosed causes [38]
13 Tiffany Sedaris 49 Elan School May 24, 2013 Suicide [39]
14 Charlotte Rose McNeil MacLean 19 Eva Carlston Academy August 3, 2013 Killed in a car crash [40]
15 Connor Joseph Kelly 18 Midwest Academy, Keokuk March 13, 2014 Undisclosed causes [41]
16 Alden Lansing Palermo 23 Academy at Swift River July 4, 2014 Undisclosed causes, suddenly [42]
17 Johanna Elizabeth Ginther 26 Sorenson's Ranch School September 24, 2014 Undisclosed causes [43]
18 Elizabeth May Weaver 29 Cross Creek Programs and High Impact December 1, 2014 Undisclosed causes [44]
19 Amanda Leanne O'Rear 27 Pathway Family Center March 2, 2015 Undisclosed causes [45]
20 Molly Alice Parks 24 Covenant Hills Treatment Centers April 16, 2015 Overdose [46]
21 Jonathan David Martin-Crawford 36 The Family Foundation School October 24, 2015 Passed away at home [47]

Missing in action

- moved to a separate page - Missing and wanted -

The Julian Youth Academy campus neglect case

- Main article: Julian Youth Academy campus neglect case -

A mummified body of a 4 day old baby girl was found on the campus of The Julian Youth Academy. Due to the fact that the girl was not enrolled in the program the baby is not recorded on the official victim list.

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 [48]

External Links


  1. Memorial event will help raise awareness about brain aneurysms, BY SUSAN MCFARLAND, The Keller Citizen, January 18, 2011
  2. Teenager found dead at Rock Hill psychiatric center, by Cleve R. Wootson Jr.,Charlotte Observer, June 12, 2010
    Teenager found dead at center, a thread on the Fornits message boards
  3. Mom suing after son dies in summer drowning, by Jan Ransom,, February 5, 2011
  4. Teen who collapsed at residential treatment facility dies, by Terri Langford, The Houston Chronicle, August 18, 2010
    RTC teen dies: 8-13-10, a thread on the Fornits messageboard
  5. Girl from troubled youth center killed in rollover, By Paul Koepp, Deseret News, October 17, 2010
  6. Obituary - Gracie James,
    Gracie James, whose writing gleamed with insights; at 17, By Bryan Marquard, The Boston Globe, November 5, 2010
  7. Boy Dies Of Restraint-Related Asphyxiation. by Emily Ramshaw and Terri Langford, Houston Chronicle, November 8, 201
  8. The boy who killed himself on I-5, The news Click Seattle, February 28, 2011
    Group home security:, a thread on the Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora
  9. Neighbors Report Weekly Yelling From Suspended Group Home, By: JIM NIEDELMAN , WNCT STAFF, Eyewitness 9 News, March 30, 2011
    Girl dies at Divine Guidance Integrative Services, March2011, a thread on the Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora
  10. Ben Lolley, former EHS student, dies, By DeWayne Bartels, Woodford Times, August 29, 2011
    Benjamin James Lolley, Find a Grave
  11. Caitlin A. Lee, Obituary
    Suicide at ChildServ, a thread om the Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora
  12. 2 killed, 6 'Swamp Boys' injured in SUV rollover crash in Everglades canal, Naples Daily News staff report, December 9, 2011
    Trip to athletic event turns tragic for Lee County youths, by Mark S. Krzos, Marcos Island Florida, December 9, 2011
  13. More charges may come after teen death from beating, By Hannah Poturalski, Middletown Journal, December 29, 2011
  14. Leake & Watts boy's death: 'I can't breathe,' boy shouts after staffers piled onto him, witness says, by Will David and Shawn Cohen, New York's Lower Hudson Valley, April 19, 2012
    Death at Leake & Watts, Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora
  15. Teen boy with autism dies at treatment facility, by La'Tasha Givens, KFOR, February 5 2013
  16. Mother of girl who killed herself says Milton S. Hershey School made an 'inhumane decision', By Ivey DeJesus, PennLive, July 03, 2014
  17. Teen's death, abuse complaints, arrests bring state pressure on Carlton Palms By Stephen Hudak, Orlando Sentinel, September 20, 2014
  19. Teen who died following altercation at Berea group was physically restrained, By Evan MacDonald, Northeast Ohio Media Group, January 8, 2014
  20. Death of teen who was physically restrained at Berea group home ruled homicide, By Evan MacDonald, Northeast Ohio Media Group, May 21 2014
  21. Group home suspended, fined after 12-year-old resident killed, Amanda Lamb, WRAL, April 9, 2014
  22. 15-year-old girl found dead Friday at Summit school, by Lee Higgins, Lohud - The Journal News, September 9, 2014
  23. 15-year-old's death at Summit school ruled suicide, by Steve Lieberman, Lohud - The Journal News, September 9, 2014
  24. Body Found in Jackson County Susupected to be that of Missing Teen, WLOS news, November 23 2014
  25. Teen Beaten At Group Home Dies In Hospital, By Heather Abraham, CBS local, January 14 2015
  26. Parents sue over son’s hanging a day into his stay at center, BY CARLI TEPROFF, Miami Herald, March 18 2015
  27. Frozen In Time, One Perspective blog
    You Make My Life Worthwhile, Becoming Stefanie Despain blog
  28. Brendon Patrick Deasey, obituary
  29. Michael James Perry Executed, by Jessica Molinar, KFOX14, July 1, 2010
  30. Mark Allen Selby, Gazette Times, November 17, 2010
    Pathway to Peace, By Jennifer Moody, Albany Democrat-Herald, Gazette Times, November 20, 2011
  31. Obituary,
  32. Long Valley's Gibbon Went Through Life-Changing Journey as a Teen, By Jason Koestenblatt, LongValleyPatch, February 22, 2011
    Autopsy: Long Valley Native Acquitted in Death By Auto Died of Pneumonia, LongValleyPatch, February 16, 2011
  33. Michele Tresler-Ulriksen (41) died from an overdose of Valium mixed with Grey Goose vodka, Mydeathspace, April 08, 2011
  34. Leslie Carter, Wikipedia
  35. Obituary
  36. Kristina Anne Kuhn - obituary,
  37. Obituary
  38. obituary
  39. In Memoriam – Tiffany Sedaris, The Summerville Times, June 13 - 2013
  40. Teen remembered as ‘wonderful gem’, by Julian J. Ramos, Santa Maria Times, August 18, 2013
  41. Obituary
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  44. Obituary
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  46. Obituary
    Dad Writes Brutally Honest Obituary After Daughter Dies of Heroin Overdose, People Magazine, April 24, 2015
  47. Obituary
  48. Kids of Bergen County / KIDS of North Jersey partipants list is here