Tyler Jones was 16 years old and had autism. Tyler lived in Sandy Hook, Connecticut and attended the Connecticut Center for Child Development in Milford. On September 18, 2009, his mother went to wake up him up for school and he had passed away in his sleep. An autopsy report determined "no apparent cause of death (SFARI, Deborah Rudacile, April 21, 2011)." His parents are Duane and Linda Jones.
Tribute to Tyler Jones: "There are so many memories to record. He struggled to learn and to communicate but he never struggled to love. Tyler adored his twin brother and older sister. They spent time together playing basketball, listening to music, or playing instruments--his brother on the piano, his sister playing the violin, and Tyler drumming. His smile and gentle 'butterfly' kisses let you know that no matter how bad his behavior he still loved you. Tyler loved to go to school and could hardly wait to walk down to the van in the morning. He loved to learn and he loved to make people proud of him (Linda Jones, Tyler's Mother)."
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