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.
Date: 2005-08-13
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Iowa City, Iowa
United States
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DocumentDatesort icon
TFR promises to punish those responsible for the deaths of Americans orphans from Russia2013-02-21
Russian adopted child killed in Canada2011-12-10
Iowa City Murder Suspect Found Not Guilty2011-11-03
Attorneys address events leading up to boy’s death2011-10-24
Trial delayed for South Carolina man in Iowa death2010-04-30
Attorneys agree to move back Dykstra murder trial2010-04-29
Dykstra trial set for May2009-11-04
Man accused of killing infant requests trial delay [duplicate to delete]2009-08-04
Man accused of killing infant requests trial delay2009-08-04
Man pleads not guilty in infant death 2008-10-03
Former Iowa City man pleads not guilty to killing adopted son 2008-10-02
Man accused of murder pleads not guilty 2008-10-02
Witnesses listed in infant death trial 2008-09-23
Father charged in boy's death 2008-08-10
FORMER IC MAN CHARGED FOR DEATH OF ADOPTED CHILD2008-08-09
Man charged in son’s 2005 Iowa City murder 2008-08-09
Man arrested in death of adopted son 2008-08-09
Obituary2005-08-14
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Location

Pound Pup Legacy