Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Child abuse deaths in Iowa in the past decade

In addition to 2-year-old Shelby Duis of Spirit Lake, here is a partial list of other child deaths in the past decade.
Jarren Ozburn: The 3-month-old from Marshalltown had broken ribs "consistent with someone squeezing the baby".
Clare Engholm: The 7-month-old baby from Perry died after she was left in the back of her mother's minivan in extreme heat.
Jesse Snyder:The 2-year-old Marshalltown toddler died after suffering bleeding in his brain, a broken leg and a tear in his esophagus.
Brooklin Petithory: The 1-year-old drowned in a bathtub while her father fell into a methamphetamine-induced sleep.
Levi O'Berry: The 3-month-old baby died after being given cold medicine by his West Des Moines baby sitter.
Peyton Burchett: The baby girl was found dead in her mother's vehicle in Mount Pleasant.
Jetseta Gage: The 10-year-old from Cedar Rapids was kidnapped, raped and killed in 2005 by a family friend.
Breanna McFadden: The 17-month-old died of physical abuse.
Evelyn Miller: The 5-year-old disappeared from the Floyd apartment where she lived.
Ashton Rollins: The 11-day-old baby from Des Moines County died when his mother apparently rolled on top of him while sleeping.
Kimisha Miller: The 3-month-old Marion baby died after being taken off a respirator after fracturing her skull.
Antwuan Williams Jr.: The 8-month old's siblings received serious injuries in the months leading up to his death.
Liam Stokes: The 3-month-old Council Bluffs baby died after becoming wedged in a couch after his mother, Misty Jones, drank for six hours at a bar.
Tanner Doran: The 15-month-old was found dead from blunt force trauma.
Seth Kehoe: His mother killed the Coralville 2-year-old and seriously injured his brother Sean, 7.
Domanic Meador: The 1-year-old was found dead in his parents' Newton apartment.
Lindsey Arevalo: The 13-month-old baby drowned when her father put her in a bath with a 3-year-old sibling.
Jordan Turner: The 6-year-old from Des Moines drowned in a Comfort Suites pool in Urbandale when his mother left him to make a phone call.
Celine Nyonee: The 20-month-old drowned when she was left unattended in a bathtub with her older siblings.
Cecilia Harris: Investigators believe the Dubuque tot was killed and then burned in the back yard.
Rylee Trowbridge: The 4-month-old from Ankeny died in July from head injuries.

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