John Charles Upton, Jr.

 

 

Age: 56

 

Summary: documentary filmmaker known for helping rescue children from squalid Romanian orphanages in the early 1990's who had also won an Emmy Award for an after-school special on sexual activity amongst teenagers as he had crusaded to bring the plight of orphaned Romanian children brutalized in poor conditions and became instrumental in bringing an estimated two dozen Romanian orphans for adoption or medical treatment in the U.S.

 

 

Cause of Death: Homicide by shooting

 

Born: 1956

 

Died: March 28, 2013

 

Location: Encinitas, California