Brandon Porter-Young

Photo of Brandon Porter-Young, a young man with brown skin and curly black hair. He is smiling. He has a wispy mustache and beard and a gap between his front teeth.Name: Brandon Porter-Young.
Died: February 2, 2018.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed).
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Details:
Brandon was a high-schooler who played on the special Olympics basketball team and participated in the Best Buddies program, which paired him with a non-disabled student. He liked music and gardening. He was a quiet young man, but remembered for his smile and sweet nature. A good student, he hoped to get a job after graduation.

Brandon’s mother had been struggling financially, and they lost their home. For the last two months of his life, Brandon and his family had to live in a hotel.

Brandon was home alone when a fellow resident in the hotel stabbed him to death. Some time later, DNA evidence identified his killer as a violent criminal who had meanwhile been jailed on other charges.

References:
Whitney Young HS student with autism found stabbed to death at West Side hotel
Whitney Young senior who was killed ‘always had a smile on his face’
Whitney Young HS mourns autistic senior stabbed to death
Slain Student With Autism ‘Always Had a Smile HS senior with autism found stabbed to death in his apartment
Whitney Young student found stabbed to death mourned at memorial
Cops: DNA links prisoner to death of Whitney Young student with autism
Man charged in murder of Whitney Young HS senior with autism
DNA links man to autistic CPS student’s murder, prosecutors say; no motive given

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s