Name: Walter Hildebrand Jr.
Died: November 2009
Age at death: 20
Cause of death: Abuse, neglect
Location: Willows, California, USA
Walter lived with his brother. When Walter’s brother found him dead on the floor of their mobile home, Walter’s body was covered in cuts and bruises. An autopsy revealed that Walter had died of a seizure, but that he had been abused and neglected. He was suffering from malnutrition at the time of his death, which was a likely contributing or causal factor in Walter’s death.
Walter’s brother, who admitted to punching and kicking him when he would not take his medication, served 59 days in jail when he pled guilty to an abuse charge.