Nancy Szilvasi, grandmother and legal guardian of Benjamin Hill, keeps Hill's shoes, which were signed by fellow inmates at the Industrial Home for Youth, as a memento of the young man she considered her son. Hill died in the Industrial Home, the state's maximum-security juvenile facility, when he was 19.
Szilvasi made a memorial for Hill outside her Beckley house. She planted the bush beside it to attract butterflies, which Hill loved.
Benjamin Hill, who died in the Industrial Home for Youth at age 19. The photo is a picture from inside the Industrial Home for Youth. Szilvasi had it framed.