Sherin Mathews

Photo of Sherin Mathews, a young girl with tan skin and chin-length brown hair, wearing a dress with pink polka-dots on it.Name: Sherin Mathews.
Died: October 22, 2017 (Body found); died October 7, 2017.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability, failure to thrive.

Details:
Sherin’s adoptive father claimed she had been adopted from India with developmental delays, malnutrition, and an “eating disorder”. Her adoptive father was trying to force her to drink milk at 3 a.m., and choked her to death doing it. He then dumped her body and pretended she had gone missing, before eventually confessing to the killing.

Later, the orphanage came forward and reported that Sherin had not been malnourished, nor had trouble eating. Her “eating disorder” may have been a fabrication to cover up her murder. She was merely small for her age, a condition called “failure to thrive” which is common in children with difficult backgrounds.

Perpetrator: Wesley Mathews (Adoptive father), charged with injury to a child; Sini Mathews (Adoptive mother), arrested on suspicion of abandoning or endangering a child.

Source:
Sherin Mathews abandoned in India before alley abandonment that may have led to death
A father reported his 3-year-old missing. Then he told police he’d watched her die.
Texas dad admits disposing of child’s body, affidavit says
Father of Sherin Mathews says he watched as his 3 year old child choked on milk and died
‘Sherin Mathews didn’t have developmental disability’; foster father on suicide watch in jail
Mother Of Girl Who Allegedly Died Drinking Milk Arrested For Leaving Her Alone And Going Out To Dinner
Sherin Mathews Was Being Abused Months Before Her Death, Pediatrician Told Child Protective Services

Rookiya

No PhotoName: Rookiya (n/a).
Died: August 25, 2017.
Age at death: 5 months.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Amruthanagar, Andhra, India.
Disability: Hydrocephalus.

Details:
Rookiya’s mother had no money for big-city medical treatment, and Rookiya’s neighbors had started referring to her as a “demon child” because of her large head. So her mother drowned her.

Authorities noted that the area has a district hospital and four children’s homes that are meant to help children like Rookiya.

Perpetrator: Shaik Fatima (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
Too poor to afford her medical care, Andhra mother kills her own baby girl

Micah and Olivia Gee

Photo of Olivia and Micah Gee, two African-American toddlers. Olivia is wearing a pink sweater and has her hair tied back in a headband with a big purple flower on it. Micah is wearing a striped blue-and-green shirt, and has his arms around his sister.Name: Micah Gee.
Age at death: 3.

Name: Olivia Gee.
Age at death: 2.

Died: July 10, 2017.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: New York City, New York, USA.
Disability: Severe Asthma.

Details:
When Olivia and Micah were found dead in their beds on the same night, they were thought to have died of asthma attacks. But on autopsy, it became clear that the brother and sister had been beaten to death.

Perpetrator: A caregiver, possibly Jade Spencer (Mother) or Novell Jordan (Mother’s boyfriend). Investigation ongoing.

Source:
Siblings, ages 2 and 3, die after breathing trouble
Seeking answers to toddlers’ death
Investigation Continues Into Deaths Of Bronx Toddler Siblings
Bronx Toddlers’ Deaths Are Ruled Homicides
Deaths of toddler siblings ruled homicides
Deaths of young siblings in the Bronx ruled homicides
Bronx toddlers bled to death after savage beating
Medical Examiner Says Blunt Force Trauma Killed Young Bronx Siblings
Beaten Bronx Toddlers Died of Internal Bleeding, NYPD Says
Bronx Toddlers Were Beaten to Death, Medical Examiner Says
Toddler Siblings From The Bronx Were Beaten To Death

Omar Omran

Memorial left outside Omran Omar's apartment, consisting of flowers, stuffed animals, and notes. In the foreground is a sign that says, "Rest in peace, precious little boy."Name: Omar Omran.
Died: July 10, 2017.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kimmage, Dublin, Ireland.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Omar was stabbed to death by his mother.

Neighbors left flowers, notes, and toys outside his apartment building. One neighbor remembered that Omar used to throw his toys over his balcony, and his neighbor used to bring them back to him.

Perpetrator: Maha Al Adheem (Mother).

Source:
Mother of boy stabbed to death in Dublin is Iraqi doctor
Doctor arrested after son, 3, is found stabbed to death
Boy (3) killed in Kimmage ‘not a stranger to anyone’, says father
Mum accused of killing autistic son told police ‘it was my knife’
Doctor is held over fatal stabbing of autistic son, 3
Doctor ‘arrested after her autistic toddler is stabbed to death in their flat’
Mum arrested over toddler son found dead with stab wounds in apartment
Detectives investigating fatal stabbing of toddler (3) arrest woman
Stab victim Omar (3) laid to rest after ‘final kiss’ from father
Heartbroken father of stabbed Irish tot kisses him goodbye as he is laid to rest
Tearful Father Of Omar Omran Lays Stabbed Son To Rest

Aedyn Agminalis

Photo of Aedyn Agminalis, a baby with fair skin and wispy blond hair. He is wearing a onesie and holding on to a piece of furniture to support him as he stands on wobbly legs.Name: Aedyn Agminalis.
Died: December 11, 2016.
Age at death: 17 months.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Riverview, Florida, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness, developmental delay.

Details:
Aedyn died of a head injury inflicted by his foster mother.

Perpetrator: Latamara Stackhouse Flythe (Foster mother).

Source:
Foster mom charged in toddler’s death was meant to be his lifeline
Editorial: Another child’s death, another cry for help
New details emerge in case of foster mother charged in murder of Tampa-area toddler – Orlando Rising
Fatal injury occurred just minutes after child welfare worker left home, detective says
Foster mom arrested in death of boy headed for adoption
How Could You? Hall of Shame-Aedyn Agminalis case-Child Death UPDATED
Inquiry launched after infant dies in foster care in Hillsborough County – Orlando Sentinel
Toddler dies while in foster care, potential new family wants answers
Toddler in foster care Aedyn Agminalis dead just ahead of adoption by lesbian couple
Within reach of adoption, toddler dies while in foster care

Chance Vanderpool

Photo of Chance Vanderpool, a toddler boy wearing a plaid shirt. He has fair skin and light blond hair.Name: Chance Vanderpool.
Died: November 22, 2016.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Glen St. Mary, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
After being subjected to chronic abuse, Chance was finally beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Jonathan Register (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with manslaughter and conspiracy to commit manslaughter; Heather Naomi Stevenson (Mother), charged with manslaughter and conspiracy to commit manslaughter.

Source:
Baker Sheriff investigating death of 4-year-old autistic boy
Arrest made for the death of 4-year-old autistic boy in Baker
4-year-old child with autism dies; Baker County man charged with child abuse of sibling
4-year-old boy with autism dies in Baker County
Baker County child with autism dies; Man charged with abuse of sibling
Man accused of abusing 2-year-old after sibling dies
Aggravated manslaughter charges filed against autistic boy’s mother and her boyfriend
Police: Couple burns, bruises, beats autistic child to death, and abuse little brother found with ‘genital bruising’
Mother of autistic boy, her boyfriend charged with manslaughter
Baker County couple charged with manslaughter in autistic boy’s death

Isaac Ward

No PhotoName: Isaac Ward.
Died: November 11, 2016.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Forks, Washington, USA.
Disability: Developmental delay, mobility impaired.

Details:
The mother of Isaac’s foster mother, who was taking care of him while his foster mother was at work, pushed him so hard into the furniture that he suffered a massive head injury and died. An autopsy revealed that he had been subjected to abuse and neglect for at least two months, and his foster mother had done nothing to help him.

Perpetrator: Ramona Ward (Foster grandmother, related to Isaac), charged with second-degree murder and homicide by abuse; Michelle A. Ward (Foster mother, related to Isaac, mandatory reporter), charged with second-degree manslaughter.

Source:
April trial date set in death of Forks toddler
Forks woman arrested in toddler’s death
Joint trial mulled in 2-year-old’s death in Forks
Mom, Daughter May Be Tried Together in Forks Boy’s Death
Trial delayed for suspect accused of killing Forks toddler

Faith Wilson

Photo of Faith Wilson, a baby with fair skin and a little bit of dark hair. She is sticking the tip of her tongue out.Name: Faith Wilson.
Died: November 11, 2016.
Age at death: 10 months.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Clay, New York, USA.
Disability: Congenital heart disease.

Details:
Ten-month-old Faith was killed by her father when he struck her head deliberately against the changing table. He and his wife waited a day before taking her to the hospital. She died of head injuries.

Perpetrator: Brian Wilson (Father), charged with manslaughter; Stephanie Heppler (Mother), charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Source:
Clay dad: I killed disabled daughter by shaking and hitting her head on changing table
Clay dad charged with manslaughter in baby’s death, mother faces lesser charge
Deputies: 9-month-old girl, allegedly injured by Clay father, has died

Tianna Kirchner

Photo of Tianna Kirchner. She is a baby girl with brown hair and fair skin, wearing a pink and white dress.Name: Tianna Kirchner.
Died: October 29, 2016 (Body found); died about 4 years previously.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Unknown.
Location: Everett, Washington, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
How Tianna died is not known, because her family has given several different explanations of why Tianna died.

What is known is that Tianna’s body was found stuffed into a concrete-filled storage container four years later.

Perpetrator: Her mother and stepfather (Under investigation).

Source:
Parents Under Investigation After Missing 4-Year-Old’s Remains Found Encased in Concrete
Body of 4-year-old girl found in plastic tub in Everett; she’s been dead several years
Child’s body found in plastic storage bin in Everett
4-Year-Old Girl’s Corpse Hidden For Four Years
Timeline surrounding death of child found in storage bin
Grandmother wants answers after grandchild’s remains found in Everett
Body of 4-year-old girl missing for years found encased in concrete in storage container

Andreas Headland

Photo of Andreas Headland, a smiling blond baby boy in a black and white onesie. He is outdoors and squinting in the sun.Name: Andreas Headland.
Died: October 20, 2016.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia.

Details:
Andreas and his five-year-old sister Zaraiyah-Lily were both murdered by their father.

Perpetrator: Jason Craig Headland (Father), charged with murder.

Source:
Yanchep father, 35, charged with double murder of his children
A 35-YEAR-OLD father has been charged with the alleged murders of his two children, a boy and a girl aged three and five, at their home in Perth.
The father who ‘stabbed his two young children to death’ in an attempted murder-suicide in Yanchep, Perth
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