Wendy Kay Ott

Girl adopted by Howard and Edith Ott. Mrs. Ott was indicted for second degree murder in the death of 22 month old Wendy from Korea. Wendy had head trauma. There were 3 other adopted children in the household. 2 caucasian, and Timothy (19 months) also from Korea who was placed in the home along with Wendy in October 1956. Outcome of the case is unknown. Apparently the Otts adopted at least 2 more korean girls (twins) in 1958.

Wendy and Timothy were among the first 100 Korean children brought to the US by the Holts.
Date: 1957-06-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Roseburg, Oregon
United States
See map: Google Maps
Documentsort iconDate
'Mother of all Korean orphans' admits not every adoption perfect 2008-05-08
CHARGE FOSTER MOTHER KILLED KOREA ORPHAN1957-07-19
Indicted for Killing Child1957-07-21
Indictment Revised1957-08-05
Korean Orphans Fly to SF (greeted by Wendy Kay Ott's mother)1958-01-29
New Faces1957-12-19
0

Location

Pound Pup Legacy