Invisible Children

Dylan Seabridge, and 1 Sibling

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.

glynn and julie seabridge
Dylan Mungo Seabridge, age 8, died of scurvy as a result of neglect by his parents, Glynn and Julie Seabridge (pictured). Dylan and his brother were homeschooled.

Dylan missed a developmental check in 2006; when officials tried to rearrange the visit, the Seabridges refused. Though Dylan was a registered patient at a local doctor and dentist, he was never seen. In 2010, officials became aware that Dylan and his brother were being homeschooled and tried to visit, but the Seabridges denied them access. In December 2011, Glynn Seabridge called the paramedics because Dylan had collapsed. Dylan had a heart attack and died on the way to the hospital. The medical examiner ruled that his cause of death was scurvy.

The Seabridges were charged with child neglect, but the case was not prosecuted because they were deemed too ill to stand trial.

Date: December 6, 2011
Eglwyswrw, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom


Documents: Date:
Parents of eight-year-old boy who allegedly died from scurvy appear in court charged with child neglect 03-22-2013
Mother of boy who allegedly died from scurvy may be too ill to stand trial for neglect 06-25-2013
Boy, 8, died of scurvy after his parents thought he was ‘only suffering from growing pains’ 01-29-2015
Scurvy victim Dylan Seabridge, eight, ‘invisible to authorities’ 01-22-2016
Boy who died of scurvy ‘invisible’ to authorities, says leaked report 01-22-2016