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  Karreon Franks was 5-feet-3 and weighed 61 pounds when he died November 27, 2020, documents show. The CDC said 61 pounds is the average weight of a 9-year-old.   Autopsy showed abnormal bone and hair growth as well as abdominal lesions most likely caused by starvation.  

Story by Dan Tilkin, Jenny Young, KOIN 6 News Staff
Published on Sunday May 30, 2021 - 4:17 AM
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PORTLAND, Oregon (KOIN) — The adoptive parents of Karreon Franks, the 15-year-old from Vancouver who died from starvation and neglect, are being sought nationwide after arrest warrants were issued for them.

Felicia Louise Adams and her husband, Jesse Costillo Franks, are wanted for 2nd-degree murder and homicide by abuse, documents obtained by KOIN 6 News show. But the probable cause documents state it is unknown where the couple is at this time.

Prosecutors say they committed "deliberate cruelty" and "engaged in a pattern or practice of assault or torture" of Karreon, who was severely disabled.

Karreon was autistic, legally blind and unable to speak. A CPS worker visited the home just 6 days before he died. "Feel like they're running'

Jesse Grover told KOIN 6 News he knew the family casually and chatted with Jesse Franks a lot outside their homes.

"Our driveways are right across from each other so, you know, we just see each other in passing and talk all the time."

But no one in the neighborhood has seen or heard from the couple since the information surfaced about Karreon's death, KOIN 6 News learned...