Kayla Erlandson

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Two-year-old Kayla Erlandson, adopted from South Korea, died at Harborview Medical Center in April 1991, 7 months after her adoption. When she was found unconscious in her mother's arms, the toddler had 65 injuries, including bruises, brain swelling, a lacerated liver, a neck bite and a deep scald on her arm. Her mother Noreen Marie Erlandson was convicted of beating her daughter to death and served 14 years. Kayla's adopted brother, Shea also from South Korea, was eventually returned to Douglas Erlandson.
Date: 1991-04-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Placement

Organizations: Travelers Aid Society of Seatle, unknown partner agency in Korea

Location

Bothell, Washington
United States
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4-Year-Old Boy Faces An Uncertain Future1992-02-20
Assault probed at killer's former home2005-12-17
Bothell man found shot still hospitalized2005-12-18
Convicted murderer likely to be released2004-12-08
Death Of Girl, 2, Being Investigated As Homicide -- Child Suffered From Physical Abuse, Police Suspect1991-04-30
Doctor crusades to exonerate imprisoned mother2001-04-09
Freed in daughter's killing; High court voids 1992 conviction; Woman denies guilt, accepts plea bargain 2004-12-09
Judge Studying Jurors' Behavior In Erlandson Case1992-02-28
JURY SELECTION IN ERLANDSON TRIAL 1992-01-27
KOREAN-ADOPTION AGENCY BARRED, 33 FAMILIES HURT1992-02-21
MOTHER GUILTY IN DEATH OF CHILD 1992-02-18
NURSE CONVICTED OF MURDERING 2-YEAR-OLD, TRAGEDY OF CHILD WHO DIDN'T FIT MOTHER'S IMAGE1992-09-18
NURSE GETS 40 YEARS IN GIRL'S DEATH 1992-03-19
Police seek clues to 2005 murder2008-06-01
Police To Make Faster Visit In Possible Abuse Cases1991-10-04
Question Of Identity -- American Adoptees Born In Korea Search For Their Cultural Roots In Second Homeland1992-03-12
Ruling to allow mother who killed girl, 2, to be free soon2003-06-18
Slaying victim was beaten, not shot2006-04-20
Supreme Court ruling frees woman2004-09-12
Tot's Death Dividing Adoption Community1992-02-13
Warrants: Man beaten, not shot2006-04-26
WOMAN DENIES CAUSING DEATH OF INFANT DAUGHTER1992-02-13
WOMAN FACES MURDER CHARGE IN ADOPTED DAUGHTER'S DEATH1991-07-03
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Location

Pound Pup Legacy