Name: Rohn Jaeson Brinker.
Died: May 17, 2019.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten).
Location: Terrytown, Louisiana, USA.
Rohn Jaeson Brinker, known by his middle name Jaeson, was born the third of seven siblings and eventually diagnosed with autism and mild intellectual disability. He was an introvert who spoke quietly to anyone he didn’t know, and he loved his mother deeply. He was a fan of Star Wars and the New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Jaeson loved puzzles, and could put together a 5,000 piece puzzle without ever referring to the picture on the box.
As an adult, Jaeson lived in his own apartment, with caregivers who helped him care for himself.
But one night, his nighttime caretaker beat him to death in an attack that left the apartment covered in blood. His killer’s mother, another of his caretakers, tried to help cover up the murder. It is likely they also stole his identity for fraudulent purposes.
Their motives are unknown, but one thing is certain: Jaeson was betrayed by the caregivers he welcomed into his own home and should have been able to trust.
In his obituary, Jaeson’s family describes him as “full of life with a very loving heart”.
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