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Matthew Tirado

Photo of Matthew Tirado, a young boy with light-brown skin and curly black hair. He is wearing a red tank top.Name: Matthew Tirado.
Died: February 14, 2017.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Neglect/Abuse (Malnutrition, beating).
Location: Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

Details:
Matthew lived with his mother and his nine-year-old little sister. His father described him as "a docile boy" whom he had not seen in a year. When he last saw Matthew alive, his father said the boy looked sad and skinny.

When Matthew was brought to the hospital, he was dying from severe malnutrition, with bruises all over his body. He weighed only 88 pounds at death and had bruises and broken ribs.

References:
Hartford Mother Charged In Death Of Malnourished, Autistic Teen
Hartford PD: Autistic teen suffered multiple cuts and bruises prior to death
Mother to face judge after malnourished, abused teen with autism dies
Family Admonishes 'System's' Failure At Wake For Malnourished Teen
Questions raised on school liability after teen dies of malnourishment, abuse
'He's Very Weak,' Mother Tells 911 Hours Before Malnourished Teen's Death
Tags: abuse, family involved, location: usa, neglect, teenager
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