Gary Blanton III

Photo of Gary Blanton III. He has fair skin and light brown hair. He is smiling for the camera.Name: Gary Blanton III.
Died: April 17, 2015.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Chattaroy, Washington, USA.

Gary was a rambunctious child who ran up and down the hallways and even climbed into the washing machine.

He was beaten to death by his aunt, who had custody of him after his parents died. It was the culmination of months of severe abuse.

Authorities discovered that his caseworker had been falsifying health-and-wellness visit reports.

Gary was diagnosed with a simple developmental delay and had not been evaluated for autism, but his family believe he must have been on the spectrum because of his behavior. He hadn’t learned very much speech, but knew how to greet people with a smile.

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