Jenny Jessup

Jenny JessupName: Jenny Jessup
Died: Sept. 4, 2005
Age at death: 27
Cause of death: Medical neglect; untreated perforated bowel
Location: Bremerton, Washington, USA

Details: Jenny was a resident at the Morgan Center, an institution for autistic adults. The night before she died, Jenny had a stomachache and vomiting. Though she asked for help, no one called a doctor or took her to the hospital; they just gave her Pepto-Bismol. Jenny died after twelve hours of severe pain.

The Morgan Center has since been closed due to four deaths and the brutal rape of a sixteen-year-old autistic boy, who survived his ordeal.

The others who died at the facility were Bob Elder, who had epilepsy and died of a seizure after doctors prescribed medication known to increase the occurrence of seizures; Arvid Arden, who died after choking due to poor supervision; and Krissy Shannon, who has her own memorial page here.

References:
KOMO 4 News Investigation: Death And Denial
Little Progress In Investigation Into Home For Disabled Adults

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