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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

Period1950's1970's1980's1990's2000-42005-92010 -
Died during program131851373219
Died after programNoneNone2182715

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

#NameAgeProgramDateCause of death (If investigated or published at all)
1Taylor Mangham15Liahona AcademyJanuary 19, 2010Brain aneurysm [1]
2Levi Snyder17New Hope Carolinas treatment centerJune 12, 2010Found dead, investigation not complete [2]
3Carnez Boone14Yes AcademyJuly 30, 2010Downed during an outing [3]
4Shanice Nibbs17Five Oaks Achievement CenterAugust 18, 2010Complications of hypothermia[4]
5Natasha Newman17Sunrise RTCOctober 17, 2010Bizarre car accident [5]
6Gracie James17Sunrise RTCOctober 20, 2010Aftermath of bizarre car accident [6]
7Michael Owens16Daystar Residential, Inc.November 5, 2010Complications from a restraint [7]
8Roger Eugene Benson15Unnamed group home in LynnwoodJanuary 21, 2011Fell from bridge onto traffic on I-5 [8]
9Dyskeha Streeter16Divine Guidance group home, North CarolinaMarch 28, 2011Blood clots in her lungs [9]
10Benjamin James Lolley16Salem4youthAugust 26, 2011Apparent victim of a suicide, according to Woodford County Coroner Tim Ruestman. [10]
11Caitlin A. Lee15 ChildServOctober 30, 2011Found dead on railroad tracks [11]
12Daniel Huerta17Big Cypress Wilderness InstituteDecember 8, 2011Killed in traffic accident during transport. Driver which was an employee of the program had numerous traffic ticket and drove on a suspended license [12]
13Anthony Parker16One Way Farm Childrens Home‎December 27, 2011Died as result of an beating by another boy [13]
14Corey Foster16Leake & Watts residential treatment centerJanuary 18, 2012Died shortly after being restrained. Investigation pending [14]
15Joseph Winters14Rose Rock treatment centerFebruary 1, 2013Died on his first day at the treatment facility - cause of death under investigation [15]
16(Name withheld)?Diamond Ranch AcademySeptember 2013Suicide [16]
17Kenneth Barkley15OhioGuidestone group homeJanuary 7, 2014Died after having been restrained [17] Death has been ruled a homicide [18]
18Khalil Todd12The Lighthouse (Clayton, NC)March 10, 2014Killed by trafic just after he escaped [19]
19Unnamed girl15Summit School (Nyack, New York)‎September 5, 2014Found dead. Ruled suicide [20] [21].

Lost after leaving the program

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

#NameAgeProgramDateCause of death (If investigated or published at all)
1Jessica Laren Harris17Aspiro Wilderness Program
West Ridge Academy
March 8, 2010Complications from a suicide attempt [22]
2Brendon Patrick Deasey24CarlbrookApril 10,2010Struggle with illness which should have been cured at the facility [23]
3Michael James Perry28Casa by the SeaJuly 1, 2010Executed 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 [24].
4Mark Allen Selby21Catherine Freer Wilderness Program
and Santiam Crossing
November 13, 2010Alleged car accident[25]
5Thomas Victor Riley18CALO - Change Academy Lake of the OzarksDecember 25, 2010Died from complications of a lifestyle, which should have been addressed during treatment [26]
6Adam Gibbon22Second Nature Wilderness programJanuary 6, 2011Bilateral bronchopneumonia contributed by oxycodone, alprazolam and alcohol [27]
7Michele Tresler-Ulriksen41Victory Christian AcademyApril 2011Alleged suicide due to emotional scars from the stay at the facility [28]. Author of the book Reform at Victory
8Leslie Carter25Cross Creek ProgramsJanuary 31, 2012Undisclosed causes [29]
9Brittney Rose Serpa18Bromley Brook SchoolApril 5, 2012Undisclosed causes[30]
10Kristina Anne Kuhn22Darrington AcademyDecember 1, 2012Undisclosed causes [31]
11Sebastian Kardatzke22ABM MinistriesFebruary 5, 2013Undisclosed causes [32]
13Tiffany Sedaris49Elan SchoolMay 24, 2013Suicide [33]
14Charlotte Rose McNeil MacLean19Eva Carlston AcademyAugust 3, 2013Killed in a car crash [34]
15Connor Joseph Kelly18Midwest Academy, KeokukMarch 13, 2014Undisclosed causes [35]

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 [36]

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
  17. Teen who died following altercation at Berea group was physically restrained, By Evan MacDonald, Northeast Ohio Media Group, January 8, 2014
  18. Death of teen who was physically restrained at Berea group home ruled homicide, By Evan MacDonald, Northeast Ohio Media Group, May 21 2014
  19. Group home suspended, fined after 12-year-old resident killed, Amanda Lamb, WRAL, April 9, 2014
  20. 15-year-old girl found dead Friday at Summit school, by Lee Higgins, Lohud - The Journal News, September 9, 2014
  21. 15-year-old's death at Summit school ruled suicide, by Steve Lieberman, Lohud - The Journal News, September 9, 2014
  22. Frozen In Time, One Perspective blog
    You Make My Life Worthwhile, Becoming Stefanie Despain blog
  23. Brendon Patrick Deasey, obituary
  24. Michael James Perry Executed, by Jessica Molinar, KFOX14, July 1, 2010
  25. Mark Allen Selby, Gazette Times, November 17, 2010
    Pathway to Peace, By Jennifer Moody, Albany Democrat-Herald, Gazette Times, November 20, 2011
  26. Obituary,
  27. 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
  28. Michele Tresler-Ulriksen (41) died from an overdose of Valium mixed with Grey Goose vodka, Mydeathspace, April 08, 2011
  29. Leslie Carter, Wikipedia
  30. Obituary
  31. Kristina Anne Kuhn - obituary,
  32. obituary
  33. In Memoriam – Tiffany Sedaris, The Summerville Times, June 13 - 2013
  34. Teen remembered as ‘wonderful gem’, by Julian J. Ramos, Santa Maria Times, August 18, 2013
  35. Obituary
  36. Kids of Bergen County / KIDS of North Jersey partipants list is here
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