Unknown Girl

No PhotoName: (Female) (Unknown).
Died: March 3, 2016.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Daegu, South Korea.
Disability: Intellectual disability, physical disability.

This 11-year-old girl was strangled to death by her mother.

Perpetrator: Her mother.

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Henry Mokoshoni

No PhotoName: Henry Mokoshoni; also called “Hari” or “Harry Mockshon”
Died: February 26, 2016.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Mpakati, Machinga District, Malawi.
Disability: Albinism.

When Henry’s uncle took him from his mother’s house, that was the last time he was seen alive. It’s unknown how Henry died because only his head was ever found.

He leaves behind a twin brother named Harrison, who also has albinism, and a mother and stepfather who still mourn his death.

Perpetrator: Elias Chatha (Uncle), charged with murder.

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A. M.

No PhotoName: A. M.
Died: January 21, 2016.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Mitochondrial disease, microcephaly, cerebral palsy.

A.M. died because her parents starved her to death. At five years old, the little girl weighed just under 17 pounds. She had six- and seven-year-old siblings who were forbidden to play with her.

Perpetrator: Brian Moseman and Tiffany Daugherty, charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

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Payal Sawant

No PhotoName: Payal Sawant.
Died: November 30, 2015.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Paraplegic, intellectually disabled.

Payal and her 8-year-old sister were tortured by their stepmother when their father was away at work. Payal’s stepmother tried to pass off her death as a natural one, but police saw the marks of abuse on her body. Payal may have died when she was strangled, or when she had her head slammed into a wall.

Perpetrator: Pratibha Sawant (Stepmother); charged with murder.

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Adrian Jones

Photo of Adrian Jones, a small African-American boy.Name: Adrian Jones.
Died: September or October 2015; body found November 26, 2015.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
Disability: “Special needs”; PTSD and reactive attachment disorder.

Adrian was confined to a bedroom, where he was beaten by his father and starved by his parents. When he died of starvation after having been confined to a shower for the last month of his life, his father fed his body to his pigs.

Perpetrator: Heather Jones (Stepmother), pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and child abuse, sentenced to 25 years to life; Michael Jones (Father), pleaded guilty to child abuse, aggravated battery and aggravated assault, sentenced to 25 years to life.

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Helious Griffith

Photo of a toddler with short, light hair against a black background.Name: Helious Griffith.
Died: November 7, 2015.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Mesa, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Dystonic cerebral palsy.

Helious was born on Christmas Eve and named for the Greek god of the sun.

Child protective services had opened a case on Helious. Brought to the hospital, he was thin and having trouble breathing. They were investigating his mother for neglect because Helios had in the past been seen underweight and dirty.

DCS held a meeting and decided that they would file a petition for in-home dependency so that Helious could be monitored closely. Afraid that she would lose custody for good, his mother strangled him with a length of tubing and then shot herself.

Perpetrator: Lola “Tammy” T. Griffith (Mother).

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6-year-old female

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Name: Unknown.
Died: October 29, 2015.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Disability: Autism.

This six-year-old girl was stabbed to death by her mother, who initially tried to blame the girl’s death on strangers forcing their way into her house. But police investigated and found out that the girl’s mother had beaten her several times before and that no one had forced their way into her house or stolen anything.

Perpetrator: Her mother.

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Janiya Thomas

Photo of Janiya Thomas, an African-American girl wearing a striped shirt.Name: Janiya Thomas.
Died: Last seen June 9, 2014; body found October 18, 2015.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Bradenton, Florida, USA.
Disability: Unnamed bowel/digestive condition, causing incontinence.

Janiya was last seen by child protective services about a month before her mother, citing Janiya’s medical condition, a digestive problem which had killed Janiya’s father, announced to the state that she had decided to home-school Janiya. In reality, she abused Janiya, locking her in the bathroom for days at a time to punish her.

More than a year later, when her mother publicly beat Janiya’s older brother and child protective services came for Janiya’s four siblings, Janiya was not with them and the children reported that they had not seen Janiya in a long time. Several days later, Janiya’s body was found in a freezer, and her mother was arrested. An autopsy found that Janiya had been starved, suffocated, or drowned.

Janiya was a shy girl who liked hot tortilla chips and baby dolls.

Perpetrator: Keishanna Thomas (Mother), charged with first-degree murder.

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Sze-ming Chan

Blurry, somewhat distorted photo of Sze-ming Chan, a small boy wearing a backpack.Name: Sze-ming Chan.
Died: September 5, 2015.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Hong Kong, China.
Disability: Autism.

Sze-ming’s father killed him and kept the body in his apartment. About five or six days later, he killed himself and Sze-ming’s eight-year-old brother Sze-ho by filling the apartment with charcoal smoke.

Perpetrator: Chun-hing Chan (Father).

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La’Marion Jordan

Closeup photo of La'Marion Jordan, a small African-American boy.Name: La’Marion Jordan.
Died: September 4, 2015.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Fatal child abuse.
Location: Lancaster, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

La’Marion’s adoptive father picked him up and threw him down the hallway, causing a fatal head injury.

Perpetrator: Robert Jordan (Adoptive father), pleaded guilty to infliction of great bodily injury upon a child, sentenced to 14-20 years.

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