Recently I visited the graves of my local Forever Dead adoptees: Liam Thompson and Maria Bennett. Below are some pictures. For Details on their cases go to Forever Family – Forever Dead.
MARIA ANASTASIA BENNETT
BIRTH NAME UNKNOWN
November 22, 1999-October 23, 2002
Adopted from: Ussurisk. Died: Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Official cause of death: non-accidental head injury. In Forever Family: 9 months.
Maria is buried in a family plot at St.Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Lancaster, Ohio. Her grave is kept up and flowers planted on it.
LIAM DMITRY THOMPSON
DMITRY SERGEYVICH ISLANKULOV
October 16, 2000-October 16, 2003
(died on 3rd birthday)
Adopted from: Blagoveshensk, Died: Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Official cause of death: thermal injuries. In Forever Family: 5 months.
Liam/Dmitry is buried in Sunset Cemetery in Galloway, Ohio, just west of Columbus. I was glad to see that his grave is marked and kept up, especially since, according to his death certificate there was “no embalmer requested,” suggesting to me that he was the ultimate throwaway adoptee. Both “parents” are in prison.
The objects left at the grave are a weather-worn yellow bird and a little lamp driving a blue truck.
Poor tiny children. I hate – literally HATE seeing the dates on those gravestones.
So much life those kids could have lived. 🙁
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Marley, great post and photos.
So so wrong 🙁
Why why WHY do these people adopt only to kill ? I wonder if they had their own bio children if the same thing would have happend. I think probably yes. An Abuser is an Abuser.
Did either of these people have bio kids?
What is the significance of no embalmer Marley?
Marley-I am the grandmother of Liam I have wondered for some time who was leaving things at Liams grave Thank you for caring!! Please tell me the meaning of “no enbalmer requested” He was not /is not a throw away!! He is in my mind heart and prayers EVERYDAY-Please reply Linda
My heart goes out to Maria Anastasja Bennett and Dmitry Thompson. Maria Anastasja and I are kind of about the same age. Mrs. Thompson BURNED Dmitry with fire and Tylenol! He is Dmitry…she’s Maria Anastasja.