Kevin Johnson

12-year-old boy died while in the care of Barbara and Fred D. Johnson II, daughter and son-in-law of a couple who had adopted Kevin and in 2000 but passed away a few years later. A weighted helmet, long wooden paddle and severe beatings were used to discipline the boy. Illinois DCF began an abuse investigation in April, 4 months before Kevin was beaten to death.
Date: 2008-07-18
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Other family member


Crete, Illinois
United States
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Family mourns loss of Crete boy 2008-08-02
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Family, friends gather for boy's wake 2008-08-01
Child to remain in protective custody2008-07-31
Crete boy's death under investigation2008-07-31
Pathologists Mum On Results Of 12-Year-Old's Autopsy2008-07-25
Judge Orders 8 Children To Remain In Protective Custody2008-07-22
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Foster Parents Eyed In Death Of 12-Year-Old Boy2008-07-21
Relatives Demand Answers In 12-Year-Old's Death; Caregivers Investigated In Death Of Kevin Johnson2008-07-21


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