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  1. #1
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    FL - Shane Graham, 10, Port St. Lucie, 1999

    http://www.cbs12.com/news/police_471...says_port.html

    25 Feb 09

    They're using high-tech equipment hoping to find the remains of a boy who disappeared while in the care of a convicted child abuser. Port St. Lucie police detectives are making the rounds at three properties once owned by Judith Leekin.

    and

    Shane Graham, a 10 year-old boy, missing for a decade, might be buried...

    and

    ...Judith Leekin, abused 11 adopted disabled children. She reportedly did not feed them, and tied them up in a side room.

    Three weeks ago she was sentenced for that crime, and for defrauding New York State out of millions of dollars. Her punishment: 20 years.

    and

    Shane Graham or "Moo" had Down's Syndrome and we're told could never survive on his own.

    much more at link

    no pic at link
    Last edited by summer_breeze; 03-29-2010 at 03:46 PM.

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    Eight in Adoption Abuse Case Agree to $17.5 Million Settlement With Foster Agencies
    By BENJAMIN WEISER AUG. 27, 2014
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/ny...-agencies.html
    Eight young adults with disabilities who were fraudulently adopted by a Queens woman and subjected to years of abuse have agreed to a $17.5 million settlement of their lawsuit against three private New York foster care agencies that had placed them with the woman, a new court filing shows.

    The woman, Judith Leekin, 69, who adopted the children in the 1980s and ’90s, was arrested in 2007 in Florida, where she had moved with them. She was later convicted of fraud and abuse charges and is serving a lengthy prison sentence.

    The case has long been seen as a horrific breakdown in the city’s foster care system. The authorities said Ms. Leekin used false names to adopt 11 children — one disappeared while in her care and is presumed dead — and she collected $1.68 million in subsidies from New York that were intended for their care but went to support her own lavish lifestyle.
    bbm.

    1/1/2000 is entered as Shane's LSA date on his NamUs entry: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/6132/

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    "He couldn't feed himself, bathe himself, do anything for himself," said Detective Stuart Klearman. "He couldn't walk or speak ... On his own, he could not survive."...
    Cops are pleading for help from the public in their search for Shane, who also suffers from autism and sickle cell anemia.

    "We hope, obviously, maybe she gave him away and he's alive someplace," Klearman said....

    Leekin, who remains in jail on $4.4 million bail, has been uncooperative in the search for Shane, Klearman said. She was busted in July after one of her adopted disabled kids was found abandoned in St. Petersburg.

    Cops traced the girl's address to Leekin's well-manicured Port St. Lucie home, where they found nine boys and girls she adopted in New York starving, battered and shackled with handcuffs and plastic ties in a narrow hallway.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim...ticle-1.343246

    Absolutely horrendous You are not forgotten, Shane.

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    I can't find a photo of him. Sad.
    Cindi Lou


    Some people may consider me crazy, I say I'm just inspired.

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    March 2016:

    The nonprofit agency that repeatedly sent kids to accused perv Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu was previously forced to pay about $17 million to foster children caged, beaten and tortured by another sick foster parent.

    SCO Family of Services, the agency handling placement, and other foster groups paid the millions in 2014 to kids abused by Judith Leekin, 71, court records show.

    SCO repeatedly sent children to the home of alleged child molester Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu, who is believed to have been given more than 140 foster children over nearly two decades from the city, SCO and others.
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.nydai...icle-1.2581916

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    Was he really that tiny?
    His reported weight was 50 pounds, and his height, 3 feet?
    All you need is love and. . . .(fill in the blank)

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    Has his DNA been checked against the Dekalb County John Doe?

    doenetwork.org/cases/217umga.html
    identifyus.org/en/cases/6002
    Who was Walker County Jane Doe?




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    They both appear to have DNA In CODIS so chances are he's been ruled out for those remains.
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