Kay was a gifted child. Her parents were talked into allowing Kay to continue in school, and live with a lady that would help instruct Kay with her skills. But what happened was the lady took very poor care of Kay, and abused her. Kay died from the abuse from the lady. The Coroner ruled Kay's death a homicide.
Katherine "Kay" Francis Erickson died 12 Oct 1950, in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.  She is buried in the Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster, Orange County, California.
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However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
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