A 9-year-old boy is dead. That sentence alone is tragic, but this story isn’t just that a young boy is dead.
It is the how the boy died that makes this so much more heartbreaking. The boy had cerebral palsy and may have been neglected by four adults – that is why he is dead.
The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office answered a 911 call on Feb. 21.
The boy, Cameron Hoopingarner, was in cardiac arrest and taken to the local hospital. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Sheriff Greg Ewing said Cameron, who was blind, was severely malnourished and weighed less than 15 pounds.
The four adults living in the home have all been arrested. Two of the adults, Hubert and Robin Kraemer had been Cameron’s guardians.
He had been in their care since he was three days old.