Paige Lunsford

Paige LunsfordName: Paige Elizabeth Lunsford
Died: July 6, 2013
Age at death: 14
Cause of death: Medical neglect
Location: Margate, Florida, USA

Details:
14-year-old Paige had been a resident at an institution for only a few days when she became ill, vomiting repeatedly. Instead of seeking help for her, staff, telling each other that Paige was just faking, tied her to her bed. Paige became more and more dehydrated, unable to even keep liquids down. After five days and nights of constant restraint, with no medical care, Paige died of dehydration.

By the time staff called an ambulance, Paige had been dead for some time. A video recording of her last hours was "accidentally" deleted. No one has been charged for Paige's death.

Paige is survived by her parents and her twin sister Hallie.

References:
Paige's Obituary
Bound to bed: a girl’s agonizing death
Death Report
Camera Catches Shoving Match with Group Home Worker Before Teenager’s Heart Stopped
Bellwether Behavioral Health Is Controversial Group Home Operator AdvoServ — With a New Name

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