Isaac Jonathan Dykstra (Ilya Kargyntsev)
21-month-old boy, adopted by Brian Dale Dykstra and Lisa Dykstra, died of head injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome, as well as bruising on his torso and legs. Isaac was adopted from Krasnoyarsk, Russia and had lived with the Dykstra's for three months. On August 7, 2008 Brian Dale Dykstra, 31,was charged with 2nd degree murder.
On November 3, 2011 Brian Dykstra was found not guilty.
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father
LocationIowa City, Iowa
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