Still as it is written in the Seattle times: "Most of the time, Ashlie Bunch seemed to be a normal teenager, enjoying friends, soccer and family trips."
At some point her family sought help for her. Unfortunately DSHS did choose the McGraw Residential Center for her. It turned out to be a fatal mistake.
One day she was found hanging from a cabinet. She had used a shoelace; employees had given despite knowledge given to them about her suicidal mind.
It was as much neglect as it could be. The family sued just to make an example because regardless of how money the suit could produce incidents like this must never happen again.
Ashlie Bunch's young life ended when it was just begun because she was failed by the facility and their employees. It was a senseless tragedy.
May she rest in peace.
- Seattle home for suicidal children sued over death (The Seattle Times)
- Ashlie Cheyanne Bunch (Stop DSHS)