Erin Leinweber

Portrait photo of Erin Leinweber, a young woman with long light-brown hair, fair skin, and brown eyes. She is wearing a blouse and is smiling with her lips shut.Name: Erin Leinweber.
Died: January 30, 2017.
Age at death: 58.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wheaton, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis, lupus, brain aneurysm.

Details:
Erin was recently divorced from her husband, who had a history of abusing her. Her husband returned to her home and killed her by stabbing and suffocating her.

Perpetrator: Lee Leinweber (ex-husband), charged with first-degree murder.

Source: Ex-husband charged with murder in death of Wheaton woman: officials

Riba Dewilde

Photo of Riba DeWilde. She is a woman with brown hair, fair skin, and large glasses. She is wearing a large hiking backpack and smiling.Name: Riba Dewilde.
Died: November 26, 2016.
Age at death: 51.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tok, Alaska, USA.
Disability: Mental illness.

Details:

Photo of "Athabaskan Male Doll with Accessories", artwork by Riba Dewilde. The doll is made of wood, bark, fur, and antler. It is dressed in traditional clothing, sitting in a canoe and holding a fishing spear.

Riba was an artist who would go out hunting and trapping to gather materials for her art.

Riba’s son shot her with a hunting rifle.

 

Perpetrator: Eli Simpson (Son), charged with first- and second-degree murder.

Source: 21-year-old Tok man faces murder charges in Alaska artist’s death
Alaska artist Riba DeWilde shot and killed in Tok; son in custody
Artist Riba DeWilde Murdered; Emergency Fundraiser Planned

Carol Simon and Brayden Otto

Picture of Carol Simon. She is a heavyset woman with brown curly hair and fair skin; she is wearing a pink fuzzy scarf. Brayden is a young boy with red hair and fair skin, wearing a collared orange shirt.Name: Carol Simon.
Age at death: 48.
Disability: Unspecified skin condition.

Name: Brayden Robert-Emil Otto.
Age at death: 7.
Disability: Unspecified disability.

Died: November 20, 2016.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.

Details:
Carol and her grandson Brayden were killed by her son, who strangled them and then slit their throats to make sure they were dead. Later, the killer claimed that he had done it as a “mercy killing”, because Carol was ill and wasn’t getting better and because Brayden was disabled.

Carol was an outgoing nurse who liked learning. Brayden was an elementary school student remembered for his big smile.

Perpetrator: Heath Allen Otto (Carol’s son, Brayden’s uncle), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Man told police he wanted to put mother, nephew out of their misery
7-year-old homicide victim was South Dakota suspect’s nephew
Name released of 7-year-old killed in double homicide
Accused killer makes amazing claim
Child in double killing also related to suspect
Child’s name released in double homicide
Brayden Otto, 7
Guestbook for Brayden Robert-Emil Otto
Brayden Otto’s Obituary
Carol L. Simon, 48
Monsters Among Us: Heath Otto charged with killing his mother, Carol Simon and a his 7-year-old nephew, Brayden Robert-Emil Otto

Rebecka Pearce

No PhotoName: Rebecka Jeanann Pearce.
Died: November 11, 2016.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Bipolar disorder, anxiety.

Details:
Rebecka and her husband were in the process of getting a divorce, and Rebecka was staying at her parents’ house. Her husband, a sheriff’s deputy, had filed a protective order against her, claiming that her bipolar disorder made her dangerous to her children.

Rebecka’s ex-husband broke into her parents’ home and shot her, then killed himself. Her two young daughters were in the house at the time; they are unhurt, and are now staying with family.

Rebecka was a hairstylist.

Perpetrator: Jeremy Pearce (Ex-husband).

Source:
Marital discord preceded apparent murder-suicide of Granville sheriff’s deputy and his wife
Sheriff’s deputy, wife shot dead at Fuquay-Varina home

Janice and Robyn Frescura

Photo of Janice and Robyn Frescura. Janice is an older woman with fair skin and gray hair; Robyn is a middle-aged woman with brown hair and fair skin. Both women are wearing glasses, shirts and jackets.Name: Janice Frescura.
Age at death: 68.
Disability: Lung cancer.

Name: Robyn Frescura.
Age at death: 50.
Disability: Unspecified.

Died: November 3, 2016.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Booral, Queensland, Australia.

Details:
Janice and her daughter Robyn were shot to death in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: John Frescura (Husband/father).

Source:
Three dead in apparent murder-suicide
Father calls police during murder-suicide
Three dead in suspected murder-suicide on Queensland’s Fraser Coast

Vickie Balogh

Photo of Vickie Balogh, a middle-aged woman wearing a pink silk blouse. Her skin is fair, but her face is flushed; she wears glasses and her straight brown hair is cut to shoulder length.Name: Vickie Balogh.
Died: October 23, 2016.
Age at death: 57.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Trenton, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Ataxia.

Details:
Vickie starved to death, emaciated and with severe bedsores, because her sons did not care for her.

Perpetrator: Gabriel V. Balogh (Son) and Grant C. Balogh (Son); both charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, and abuse of a vulnerable adult.

Source:
Brothers charged with murder after mom starves to death
Brothers accused of letting mother starve to death, ignoring dead body for hours
Michigan Brothers Allegedly Abandoned Bedridden Mother Who Died of Malnutrition

Sirajubai

No PhotoName: Sirajubai “Vaijanti”.
Died: October 8, 2016.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wadgaon-Gujar, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Chronic illness.

Details:
Sirajubai’s boyfriend grew tired of her chronic illness, so he burned her to death and threw her body into a well.

She was the mother of three daughters and a son, and stepmother to two sons and a daughter.

Perpetrator: Hariprasad Yadav (Boyfriend), arrested.

Source: Irked by her chronic illness, man kills paramour

Shobhana

Photo of Shobhana, an Indian woman with her dark brown hair pulled back. She has light-brown skin and a bindi on her forehead.Name: Shobhana.
Died: September 26, 2016.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Edappal, Malappuram, Kerala, India.
Disability: Mentally disabled.

Details:
Shobhana and her daughter Shruthi, who both had a mental disorder, were living in a house by themselves. Their family lived nearby and were wealthy but apparently made no effort to ensure their welfare. Unable to care for themselves, Shobhana and Shruthi went hungry. After a week of starvation, Shobhana died and Shruthi was found weak from hunger.

Perpetrator: Her family.

Source:
Mentally disabled woman starves to death in Edappal
Mentally unstable woman found dead
Did mental illness and social neglect cause these two Kerala families to starve?

Barbara Getman

Photo of Barbara Getman, a Caucasian woman with curly brown hair and straight bangs that fall across her face.Name: Barbara Getman.
Died: August 17, 2016.
Age at death: 39.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Watertown, New York, USA.
Disability: Bipolar disorder, depression, borderline personality, PTSD.

Details:
Barbara liked camping and reading crime novels. She worked at a fish hatchery.

Barbara’s boyfriend beat her to death, hitting her so hard in the stomach that her liver ruptured.

Perpetrator: Gregory Noonan (Boyfriend), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Jury Hears Noonan’s Recorded Statement To Police
Barbara Lee Getman
Watertown Man Charged in Housemate’s Killing