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Child Suicides By Children in State Custody

This is by no means a full count. This is only a list that was gathered independently. 


Robert Nolan, Park Forest Illinois, seventeen years old, March 23, 1987, suicide/hanging
Cleo L Medonia née Semaganis, Evesham New Jersey, May 7, 1965 - December 22, 1978, suicide/gunshot
Richard Cardinal, Alberta, seventeen years old, June 26, 1984, suicide/hanging
Simon Willerton, Gloucester Terrace England, seventeen years old, August 12, 1990, suicide/hanging
Craig Walsh, Glen Parva Leicestershire England, fifteen years old, October 26, 1990, suicide/hanging
Andrea Swenson, Evergreen Colorado, thirteen years old, November 1990, suicide/aspirin overdose
Philip Knight, Swansea Wales, fifteen years old, July 12, 1990, suicide/hanging
Jeffrey Horler, Great Yarmouth England, fifteen years old, September 22, 1991, suicide/hanging
Geoffrey Alan Vorhies, Snoqualmie Washington, thirteen years old, January 9, 1992, suicide/hanging
Patrick Murphy, Startforth Durham England, sixteen years old, May 2, 1992, suicide/hanging
David Stewart, Honiton Devon, seventeen years old, September 13, 1993, suicide/hanging
Joseph Stanley, Adamsdown Cardiff Wales, seventeen years old, May 10, 1994, suicide/hanging
David J Hernandez, Milwaukee Wisconsin, May 19, 1985 - August 23, 1994, suicide/gunshot
Holly Lin Cooke aka O'Connor, Racine Minnesota, July 15, 1979 - September 24, 1994, murder/suicide
Nicole Lea Cooke aka O'Connor, Racine Minnesota, July 7, 1980 - September 24, 1994, murder/suicide
boy, Salford UK, thirteen years old, January 1994, suicide/hanging
Andrew Batey, Blaydon England, seventeen years old, August 8, 1994, suicide/hanging
Edward (Eddie) D Frye, Hamilton County Ohio, June 26, 1987 - January 8, 1995, suicide/pills
Mark Weldrand, Doncaster South Yorkshire England, sixteen years old, December 3, 1995, suicide/hanging
Ryan Winter, Lewes East Sussex England, seventeen years old, August 13, 1996, suicide/hanging
Wanda Ashley Stock, Belleville Illinois, December 18, 1978 - October 23, 1996, suicide/immolation
Ann Smith, Bordentown New Jersey, sixteen years old, October 14, 1996, suicide/hanging
Karen Frances Striplin, Walnut Creek California, February 21, 1983 - May 23, 1997, suicide/hanging
Lee Wagstaff, Bickershaw Manchester England, seventeen years old, January 17, 1997, suicide/hanging
Nicholas Whelan, Walsgrave Coventry England, sixteen years old, July 9, 1998, suicide/hanging
Bobby Yarrie, Brisbane Australia, sixteen years old, December 28, 1998, suicide/hanging
Ashley Shaddox, Snoqualmie Washington, June 16, 1983 - March 1, 1998, suicide/hanging
Colin Scarborough, Doncaster South Yorkshire England, seventeen years old, April 17, 1998, suicide/hanging
Chad Andrew Franza, Polk County Florida, September 15, 1981 - August 17, 1998, suicide/hanging
Matt Maloney, Colorado, thirteen years old, February 22, 1998, suicide
Kirk Edwards, Clifton Bristol England, seventeen years old, May 30, 1999, suicide/hanging
Anthony Howarth, Bickershaw Manchester England, seventeen years old, August 29, 1999, suicide/hanging
Patrick Norman Redhead, Oakbank Manitoba, March 24, 1984 - August 26, 1999, suicide/hanging
Anthony J Dumas, Oakland Park Florida, December 13, 1984 - October 14, 2000, suicide/hanging
David Dennis, Featherstone England, seventeen years old, May 30, 2000, suicide/hanging
Jason M Doke, Rockford Illinois, February 8, 1982 - January 25, 2000, suicide/hanging
boy DED-B, Alberta, 2000, suicide/hanging
Kevin Henson Jr, London England, August 1983 - September 6, 2000, suicide/hanging
Philip Andrew Griffin, Wetherby West Yorkshire England, March 1983 - August 1, 2000, suicide/hanging
Kene Tillman, Chicago Illinois, thirteen years old, October 17, 2001, suicide/hanging
Shawn D Smith, Daytona Beach Florida, November 3, 1987 - October 29, 2001, suicide
Paola Rosales, Milton Ontario, fourteen years old, July 3, 2001, suicide/hanging
Sarah Nelson, Orange County California, sixteen years old, April 29, 2001, suicide/hanging
Angela Miller, Snoqualmie Washington, November 12, 1983 - March 1, 2001, suicide/hanging
Kenneth R McClain Jr, Alexander Arkansas, December 26, 1985 - September 16, 2001, suicide/hanging
Kevin Jacobs, London England, sixteen years old, September 29, 2001, suicide/hanging
Mark Dade, Wetherby Yorkshire England, sixteen years old, July 28, 2001, suicide/hanging
James D Baumbach Jr, Alexander Arkansas, November 3, 1984 - May 13, 2001, suicide/hanging
Kerry Brooks, Los Angeles California, nine years old, February 10, 2001, suicide/hanging
Anthony Redding, Wolverhampton England, sixteen years old, February 15, 2001, suicide/hanging
Ian Powell, Bridgend Wales, seventeen years old, October 6, 2002, suicide/hanging
Victoria L Petersilka, Des Plaines Illinois, July 26, 1987 - February 9, 2002, suicide/hanging
Dominique Lewis, Oakland California, fourteen years old, June 2, 2002, suicide/hanging
Curtis (Curt) Wyatt Garner, Raleigh North Carolina, March 7, 1985 - December 14, 2002, suicide/shotgun
Nicholas D Kemp, Monroe County Tennessee, May 17, 1986 - November 13, 2002, suicide/shotgun
Jennifer McLarin, Wheaton Maryland, fourteen years old, April 21, 2002, suicide/hanging
David Meffe, Toronto Ontario, sixteen years old, October 1, 2002, suicide/hanging
Joseph Scholes, Market Drayton England, sixteen years old, March 24, 2002, suicide/hanging
Zachary C Schwartz, Naperville Illinois, August 30, 1985 - December 2, 2002, suicide/hanging
Jacqueline Moyra Wood, Bedford Park South Australia, seventeen years old, June 9, 2002, suicide/paracetamol
Lacey E Rowe, Saint George Utah, February 27, 1990 - May 2, 2003, suicide/hit by car
Ronald L Hamilton, Bloomington Illinois, twelve years old, August 15, 2003, suicide/hanging
Ashley M Dawson, Horner West Virginia, March 30, 1998 - January 26, 2003, murder/suicide
Vanessa Adams, Victoria Australia, September 9, 1986 - September 3, 2003, suicide
child, Wyoming, fifteen years old, September 2003, suicide
boy A H, Stony Plain Alberta, seventeen years old, March 12, 2003, suicide/hanging
Zachary Turner, Conception Bay Newfoundland, July 18, 2002 - August 18, 2003, murder/suicide
Gareth Price, Lancaster England, sixteen years old, January 20, 2005, suicide/hanging
Karlye Anne Newman, Thompson Falls Montana, sixteen years old, October 8, 2004, suicide/hanging
Adam Rickwood, Consett England, November 14, 1989 - August 8, 2004, suicide/hanging
Miguel Stone, Champaign Illinois, seventeen years old, August 16, 2004, suicide/hanging
Lloyd Swampy-Stamp, Spruce Grove Alberta, November 18, 1987 - September 28, 2005, suicide/hit by truck
Henry Willard Okemow, God's Lake Narrows Manitoba, eight years old, March 28, 2005, suicide/hanging
Tracia Owen, Winnipeg Manitoba, fourteen years old, August 25, 2005, suicide/hanging
Sam Elphick, Bickershaw Manchester England, seventeen years old, September 15, 2005, suicide
Ashley D Boyd, LaFayette Georgia, August 20, 1993 - December 13, 2005, suicide/hit by car
Andrew Scott Anderson, Mount Gravatt East Queensland Australia, September 10, 1990 - July 25, 2005, suicide/gunshot
K C, Tsuu T’ina First Nation Alberta, sixteen years old, June 13, 2005, suicide/hanging
girl D K L B, Gleichen Alberta, May 14, 1990 - January 2, 2006, suicide/hanging
Carla Firingstoney, Black Bear Crossing Alberta, sixteen years old, March 11, 2006, suicide/hanging
Natalynndria Lucy Slim, Farmington New Mexico, October 20, 1989 - July 13, 2006, suicide/hanging
Sharkia Handy, Robinvale Victoria Australia, fourteen years old, December 21, 2007, suicide
Roanna Meagan Fontaine, Winnipeg Manitoba, fourteen years old, June 24, 2007, suicide/jump
David Mercado, New York City, seventeen years old, December 30, 2007, suicide
Liam McManus, Lancaster England, fifteen years old, November 29, 2007, suicide/hanging
Emily Casemore, Tadley England, fifteen years old, November 17, 2008, suicide/hanging
Paul N Briggs, Rhondda Cynon Taf Wales, seventeen years old, January 6, 2008, suicide/hanging
Ashlie Bunch, Seattle Washington, fifteen years old, January 29, 2008, suicide/hanging
Gleb Alfyorov, Oakville Ontario, May 8, 1991 - May 13, 2008, suicide/hanging
Aaron, Melbourne Australia, fourteen years old, 2008, suicide/jump from bridge
Miguel Angel Padilla Jr, La Verne California, February 1991 - April 2008, suicide/hanging
Rephanniah Redhead, Shamattawa Manitoba, fourteen years old, September 25, 2008, suicide
Tylan Mason Poucette, Morley Alberta, seventeen years old, January 27, 2008, suicide/hanging
Krystal Repia, Auckland New Zealand, twelve years old, September 13, 2008, suicide
Eleanor Sueppel, Iowa City Iowa, October 31, 2004 - March 24, 2008, murder/suicide
Ethan W Sueppel, Iowa City Iowa, November 2, 1997 - March 24, 2008, murder/suicide
Mira Sueppel, Iowa City Iowa, March 25, 2002 - March 24, 2008, murder/suicide
Seth Sueppel, Iowa City Iowa, July 1, 1999 - March 24, 2008, murder/suicide
Will Trout Jr, Winnipeg Manitoba, sixteen years old, May 26, 2008, suicide/hanging
Timothy Gage Westerfield, Decatur Illinois, August 5, 1993 - September 28, 2008, suicide/hanging
Bridgette Barbara Wynne, Albany Western Australia, fifteen years old, February 1, 2009, suicide/hanging
Rebecca Watkins, Brandon Suffolk England, sixteen years old, June 17, 2009, suicide/hanging
Tina-Marie Ida Southwind, Amherstview Ontario, sixteen years old, January 2, 2009, suicide
Kerri-Lee Cassandra Ranney, Ottawa Ontario, November 19, 1993 - March 4, 2009, suicide/hanging
Taylor Nicole Reiterman, Largo Florida, November 18, 1992 - March 29, 2009, murder/suicide
Gabriel Myers, Margate Florida, January 30, 2002 - April 16, 2009, suicide/hanging
Jessica Joy Owens, Pauingassi Manitoba, sixteen years old, February 27, 2009, suicide/hanging
Terrie Faye Oliver née Georgia May Rowe, Glasgow Scotland, February 13, 1995 - October 4, 2009, suicide/jump
Kylie Suh Gumm, Hillsboro Oregon, February 19, 2003 - May 29, 2009, murder/suicide
Tyler James Gumm, Hillsboro Oregon, May 23, 2001 - May 29, 2009, murder/suicide
Holly Rose Marie Martin, Lutselk'e Northwest Territories, fourteen years old, July 2009, suicide/hanging
Niamh (Neve) Bysouth aka Lafferty, Glasgow Scotland, June 18, 1994 - October 4, 2009, suicide/jump
Sarai Melendez, San Angelo, Texas, January 29, 1994 - May 10, 2009, suicide/hanging
Stevie Noelle Milburn, Dyersburg Tennessee, January 26, 1994 - August 2, 2009, murder/suicide
Jamal Damerco Miller, Saint Charles Illinois, March 16, 1993 - September 1, 2009, suicide/hanging
Austin D Wallace, Chattanooga TN, July 9, 1994 - July 1, 2010, suicide/hanging
Billy Mitchell, Ogallala NE, Dec. 28, 1998 - Dec. 23, 2010, suicide/hanging
Aaron Paul Leafe, Worksop England, Jan. 1995 - June 12, 2010, suicide
Poppy Bracey, Leigh Manchester England, Aug. 25, 1996 - Mar. 1, 2010, suicide/hanging
Ethan 31/14, Toodyay Western Australia, Oct. 5, 1995 - Nov. 15, 2010, suicide/hanging
Taylor D Jacobs, Riverview FL, Nov. 3, 1997 - June 30, 2010, suicide/hanging
William (Billy) Oliver Kochase, Hutchinson KS, Nov. 21, 1992 - Oct. 3, 2010, suicide/hanging
Emily May Stone, Hagerstown MD, Oct. 18, 1992 - Jan. 30, 2010, suicide/hit by car
Britney Renee Tongel, Trevorton PA, Aug. 25, 1993 - Feb. 16, 2011, suicide
Colby Matthew Kenney, North Andover MA, Nov. 7, 1994 - Oct. 25, 2011, suicide
Roger Eugene Benson, Lynnwood WA, Dec. 1995 - Jan. 21, 2011, suicide/jumped in traffic
Dana Louise Baker, England, Aug. 23, 1994 - Mar. 3, 2011, suicide/hanging
Gordon Akins, El Reno OK, 17 years old, Dec. 2011, suicide
child, MA, 15 years old, 2011, suicide/jump
child, MA, 16 years old, 2011, suicide/asphyxiation
Seren Bernard, Milford Haven Wales, May 1997 - April 2, 2012, suicide
Braedan Dean Belcourt, Edmonton Alberta, June 25, 1995 - June 15, 2012, suicide/hanging
Alex Kelly aka Child F, Kent England, 15 years old, Jan. 25, 2012, suicide/hanging
Jonathan Lumir Kennedy, Lincoln NE, Aug. 16, 1995 - Mar. 3, 2012, suicide/hanging
Kaan Onal, Peace River Alberta, 17 years old, Aug. 2, 2012, suicide/hanging
Tyrell Darc Skylar Raine, Hobbema/Slave Lake Alberta, 15 years old, Oct. 21, 2012, suicide/hanging
Riley Nicole Dyar Tippett, Oconee County SC, Feb. 23, 2001 - July 7, 2012, murder/suicide
Vanessa Wint, Jamaica, 16 years old, Nov. 21, 2012, suicide/hanging
Daisy Holmes, Hull East Yorkshire England, 16 years old, Nov. 16, 2013, suicide/hanging
RD (girl), Brandon Manitoba, Sep. 21, 1997 - Oct. 2, 2013, suicide/hanging
girl K C, Alberta, age unknown, April 22, 2014, suicide/hanging
boy 2014.218, TN, 17 years old, Dec. 28, 2014, suicide/hanging
Kyle Birchall, Bedfordshire England, 17 years old, Dec. 3, 2014, suicide/hanging
Kyleigh Tiara Crier, Edmonton Alberta, 15 years old, April 21, 2014, suicide/hanging
Maurice Cosme, Yonkers NY, 2 years old, April 20, 2014, starved/battered
Guillaume Crépeau-Bonnier, Quebec, July 15, 1998 - Mar. 9, 2014, suicide/hanging
Maddy Downman, Milner Norhtern Australia, 17 years old, June 6, 2014, suicide
Brandon Charles Greene, Dandridge TN, Mar. 12, 1998 - July 14, 2014, suicide/hanging
Karmah Jayne Hall, Sydney Australia, Sep. 26, 1999 - Sep. 5, 2014, suicide/hanging
Peter Neil Anthony Little, Geraldton Western Australia, Mar. 16, 2003 - Oct. 19, 2014, suicide/hanging
Aleysha Martine K McLoughlin aka Rothwell, England, Jan. 1998 - April 3, 2014, suicide/hanging
Michell Momox-Caselis, Las Vegas NV, May 15, 2013 - Oct. 12, 2014, murder-suicide
Emilie Grace Olsen, Fairfield Township OH, 13 years old, Dec. 11, 2014, suicide/gunshot
Zachary James Proper, IN PA, July 27, 1999 - Sep. 8, 2014, suicide/hanging
Tyrese Sutherland, Oro-Medonte Township Ontario, 10 years old, July 4, 2014, murder/suicide
Edgar Morey, Duluth Minnesota, 17 years old, Aug. 11, 2015, suicide/hanging
Nick Lang, Campbell River British Columbia, 15 years old, June 9, 2015, suicide/hanging
Mieya Daniel, Medina OH, 12 years old, Sep. 18, 2015, murder/suicide
Jimariya J Davidson, Atlanta GA, Mar. 11, 2001 - April 5, 2015, suicide/hanging
Child A, Powys Wales, 17 years old, April 2015, suicide
boy, Lester Beach Manitoba, 17 years old, May 29, 2015, suicide
boy 2015.130, TN, 17 years old, July 23, 2015, suicide/hanging
Jeremiah Rayne Cormier, Kerrville TX, 10 years old, Feb. 12, 2016, murder/suicide
Lynnaya Jean Jandro Espinosa, Faribault Minnesota, 7 years old, Dec. 11, 2016, murder/suicide
Maisie/Charles Knowles, South Portland ME, Dec. 9, 1999 - Nov. 3, 2016, suicide/hanging
Lauryn Martin-Everett, Tavernier FL, 16 years old, Dec. 20, 2016, suicide/hanging
Jaquin Thomas, New Orleans LA, Jan. 21, 2001 - Oct. 17, 2016, suicide/hanging
Kanina Sue Turtle, Sioux Lookout Ontario, 15 years old, Oct. 29, 2016, suicide
Jolynn Winter, Wapekeka Ontario, 12 years old, Jan. 11, 2017, suicide
Naika (HotHead Nikee) Venant, Miami FL, 14 years old, Jan. 22, 2017, suicide/hanging
Thunderheart Napeu Tshakapesh, Newfoundland, 16 years old, May 2017, suicide
Jenera Roundsky, Wapekeka Ontario, 12 years old, June 13, 2017, suicide
Giulianna M Ramos Bermudez, Orlando FL, Feb. 9, 2001 - June 30, 2017, suicide/hanging
Amy Jane Owen, Prescott Ontario, 13 years old, April 17, 2017, suicide/hanging
Rhoda Tunu Parr, Salluit Nunavik Quebec, 14 years old, June 2017, suicide
Danny, Ontario, 16 years old, 2014-2017, suicide/hanging
Boli Lin, Maury County TN, 14 years old, Oct. 15, 2018, murder/suicide
Kaileigh Lin, Maury County TN, 17 years old, Oct. 15, 2018, murder/suicide
Lia Lin, Maury County TN, 15 years old, Oct. 15, 2018, murder/suicide
Meigin Lin, Maury County TN, 14 years old, Oct. 15, 2018, murder/suicide
Destiny G, Middletown CT, 16 years old, June 28, 2018, suicide/asphyxiation
Cherish (Chance) Houle, Bismarck ND, July 17, 2005 - Mar. 31, 2018, suicide
Isaiah Starry, Corpus Christi TX, 13 years old, July 27, 2018, murder/suicide
girl, Winnipeg Manitoba, 15 years old, Jan. 22, 2018, suicide
girl, San Antonio TX, 15 years old, June 8, 2019, suicide