Cheyenne Wolf, age 11, died from an untreated head injury. Her sisters, S.E. (age 16) and S.M., reported that Cheyenne was routinely beaten by their stepmother, Denise Wolf, and tied to a chair and bed. Cheyenne had spina bifida, wore leg braces and was incontinent. She had been withdrawn from school in January 2008 to be homeschooled, while S.E. continued to attend public school.
After her death, Cheyenne’s biological father Abel Wolf concealed her body in storage bins and the family carried her remains with them as they moved, first to Montana and then to Oregon. When S.E. ran away from home, the Wolfs feared that Cheyenne’s body would be discovered and moved it to the home of Denise Wolf’s brother, who reported it to the police in 2009.
In 2011, Denise and Abel Wolf were convicted of child abuse, child abuse by neglect, and unlawful removal of a dead body. They were both sentenced to life in prison. The Wolfs’ other two daughters became wards of the state.
Date: April 2008
Location: Bokchito, Oklahoma
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