Cameron Hoopingarner

Photo of Cameron Hoopengarner, a baby with fair skin, wearing a Santa Claus costume.Name: Cameron Hoopingarner.
Died: February 21, 2017.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Vigo County, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, blindness.

Details:
Cameron was starved to death by his legal guardians. They fed him very little, mostly baby food, and refused to take him to a doctor. When he died, he weighed less than 15 pounds.

Perpetrator: Robin Kraemer (Guardian), convicted of nine counts of neglect, sentenced to 36 1/2 years in prison. Chad Kraemer (Housemate), Hubert Kraemer (Guardian), and Sarah Travoli (Housemate), all charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

Source:
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Four suspects arrested for death of 9-year-old face additional charges after testing positive for drugs
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4 arrested in death of 9-year-old weighing under 15 pounds
4 arrested after 15-pound 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy dies
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4 charged after 15-pound boy, 9, dies
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Child Death Suspects in Court
Blind boy with cerebral palsy starved to death
4 arrested for starving Vigo County boy to death
4 arrested in connection to death of malnourished child
4 arrested in death of 9-year-old Indiana boy with cerebral palsy
4 arrested after death of 9-year-old Indiana boy weighing only 15 pounds
Little food, no medical care for disabled boy who died of starvation
Four arrested in starvation death of 9-year-old boy weighing 15lbs
Court docs: 9-year-old Vigo Co. boy weighed 14.8 pounds when he died, lived on baby food
Four Arrested After 9-Year-Old Weighing Just 15 Lbs. Dies
Four arrested in starvation death of 9-year-old boy
4 Arrested in Connection To Malnourished Boy’s Death
Four Arrested In Connection With Death Of 9 Year Old Child
Indiana family charged after 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy starves to death
4 arrested after 9-year-old dies weighing 15 lbs. in Vigo County
New Details Released In Death Of 9-Year-Old
Child Starvation Death Suspects Face More Charges
Autopsy shows Vigo County 9-year-old who starved to death had methamphetamine in his system
Coroner: Vigo Co. 9-Year-Old Who Died of Starvation Had Meth in System
Four face additional charges in neglect case after autopsy shows 9-year-old boy had meth in system
Vigo Co. couple accused of starving 5-year-old daughter to death
4 Charged In Disabled Boy’s Death Face New Charges
Additional Charges Filed In Death Of 9-Year-Old Vigo Co. Boy
4 charged in starvation death of Indiana boy who had meth in his system
Four Accused in Child’s Death Now Facing Additional Charges
Boy, 9, Who Weighed Less Than 15 Pounds When He Died of Starvation Had Meth in System: Autopsy
4 charged after 15-pound boy, 9, died with meth in system
Autopsy finds meth in system of boy, 9, who weighed 15 pounds
Doctor Said Abuse Case Is ‘Most Disturbing’ He’s Ever Seen—The Look on Boy’s Face in Photo Says It All
Funeral donations for Indiana child starved to death will help other kids
Four Charged After Blind Boy Dies Of Starvation
Indiana woman convicted of neglect in death of 15-pound boy
Guardian says she was overwhelmed caring for boy who died
Guardian convicted of neglect in death of boy, 9, who weighed 15lbs
Indiana woman sentenced in death of 15-pound 9-year-old

Michael Guzman

Slightly blurred photo of Michael Guzman, a Caucasian toddler with wispy brown hair, wearing a brown sweater and holding his hand out to the camera.Name: Michael Guzman.
Died: January 22, 2017.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Homicide.
Location: New York City, New York, USA.
Disability: Epilepsy.

Details:
Michael Guzman died of a phenobarbital overdose. Considered suspicious from the beginning, Michael’s death was ruled a homicide after six months. His parents have been questioned, but not yet arrested.

Perpetrator: His parents; questioned by police.

Source:
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City launches probe into death of 5-year-old Queens boy
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Death of 5-year-old Queens boy deemed a homicide
Death of 5-year-old Queens boy ruled a homicide

Brayson Price

Photo of Brayson Price, a young boy with short-cropped blond hair and fair skin, wearing jeans and a blue jacket. He is sitting outside on a grassy lawn.Name: Brayson Price.
Died: November 23, 2016.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Mooresville, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Unspecified special needs.

Details:
Brayson was violently and deliberately killed by his mother and her boyfriend; further details are unavailable.

From his obituary: A loving, sweet, rambunctious boy, he offered hugs to all and saw no one as a stranger. His pride and joy was his F-150 Power Wheels. He loved the color pink. This special little guy was known to eagerly greet everyone and say, “Have a Nice Day.” Some favorite treats included pizza, spaghetti, hot dogs and all kinds of candy. Bray enjoyed cuddling and asked for backrubs saying, “Picky my back.”

Perpetrator: Meghan Price (Mother) and Steven Ingalls Jr. (Mother’s boyfriend), both charged with conspiracy to commit murder and neglect of a child resulting in death.

Source:
Couple charged in death of 5-year-old child with special needs
Brayson Emerson Price’s Obituary
Mooresville mother, boyfriend accused of conspiring to murder 5-year-old
Texts show couple conspired to kill 5-year-old with special needs, police say
Mooresville couple accused of conspiracy to murder 5-year-old boy

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

Tyler Caudill

Photo of Tyler Caudill, a young boy with fair skin and brown hair. He has a wide smile. He is wearing a magenta T-shirt.Name: Tyler Joseph “TJ” Caudill.
Died: Late August 2016; body found November 13, 2016.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Portsmouth, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
TJ was abused and starved by his mother and her boyfriend; then he went missing. His body has been found, and his mother and her boyfriend charged with murder, but his cause of death remains unknown.

Perpetrator: Margariat L. White (Mother) and Douglas Lee Hunt (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with aggravated murder, murder, three counts of endangering children, tampering with evidence, and gross abuse of a corpse.

Source:
UPDATE: Mother, Boyfriend charged in death of 6-year-old boy
Mother, Boyfriend Arrested in 6 Year Old Boy’s Death
Portsmouth Police find body amidst search for missing 6-year-old
Scioto grand jury indicts couple in death of autistic boy

Mohamad Abdullah

Photo of Mohamad Abdullah, a boy with brown skin and dark brown hair. He is wearing a gray polo shirt.Name: Mohamad Roshamnudin Abdullah.
Died: October 19, 2016.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Mersing, Malaysia.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
When Mohamad’s mother brought him to the hospital, she claimed that the boy had fallen in the bathroom. But Mohamad was dead; he had been tortured to death by his mother, stepfather, and brother, and there were cigarette burns on his skin.

Perpetrator: Roshimah Abdullah (mother), Mohd Sapawi Ab Talib (stepfather, and Shukur Ab Talib (brother); charged with murder.

Source:
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Trio in court for killing handicapped son – born when mum was only 16

9-year-old boy

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: October 17, 2016.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Disability: ADHD.

Details:
Because the boy was hyperactive, his parents tied him up and locked him in a room. When he died, they took him to the hospital claiming that he had died of natural causes and accused him of hitting their other children, but his body was covered in bruises and it was obvious that he had died from child abuse.

Perpetrator: His parents.

Source:
Parents torture hyperactive son, 9, to death in Kuwait
Mystery over death of 9 yrs old Kuwaiti child uncovered

Maria, Elisa and Martin Lutz

Photo of Maria, Elisa, and Martin Lutz, a mother and two children. Maria is hugging her two children, who are wearing brightly-colored clothing. They are all fair-skinned with light brown hair.Name: Elisa “Eli” Lutz.
Age at death: 11.
Disability: Deaf; Autistic.

Name: Martin “Tin” Lutz.
Age at death: 10.
Disability: Deaf; Autistic.

Name Maria Claudia Lutz.
Age at death: 43.
Disability: Depression/Anxiety.

Died: October 17, 2016.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Davidson, Sydney, Australia.

Details:
When their mother did not show up at school to volunteer in the canteen, the school called police to check up on the family. Elisa and Martin were found dead in their home along with both parents, victims of murder-suicide. Their father had installed pipes in their house to fill it with carbon monoxide, killing the whole family.

Both children liked artwork at school. Martin was particularly talented at painting; Elisa liked dancing and singing. Maria was a dedicated mother who missed her native country, Colombia.

Perpetrator: Fernando Manrique (Father).

Source:
Davidson deaths: Police investigate murder-suicide at horror home where family of four were killed
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Euthanasia book purchase offers clue into Australian family’s deaths
St Lucy’s School in Wahroonga mourns after murder-suicide of the family in their Davidson home
Brother of Sydney woman gassed to death by husband wants to know why calls for help were ignored
Davidson death house’s grisly layout revealed
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The shocking details when family of four were found gassed to death
Mother Maria Lutz killed in murder-suicide honoured with posthumous school award
Art helps school recover from family loss
Davidson family murder-suicide ‘rang alarm bells’ for family friends
Davidson murder-suicide: Exhibition featuring autistic children’s art to honour family
Tragic murder-suicide anniversary marked
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Yonatan Aguilar

Yonatan Aguilar, a boy of about four or five years old, has fair skin and is smiling at the camera. He is wearing a black knit cap embroidered with the word "Angel".Name: Yonatan Daniel Aguilar.
Died: August 22, 2016.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
When Yonatan’s teachers reported that he was hungry, stealing food, and had come to school with a black eye, Yonatan’s mother decided to take him out of school. She told everyone she had sent him to Mexico to a special school. Instead, she locked him in the closet.

For three years before his death, Yonatan’s mother locked him up, abused him, and fed him very little. To keep him quiet, she sedated him with sleeping pills for so long that he developed pressure sores from not moving. Yonatan died of starvation, weighing 34 pounds.

Perpetrator: Veronica Aguilar (Mother), charged with child abuse and murder.

Source:
Tortured life: Court documents show boy with autism locked in closet for 3 years prior to his death
Records obtained by Times reveal boy was kept in closets for three years before his death
Autistic Boy Kept In Closet And Sedated By Mother Before Passing Away
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Echo Park Mother Charged With Murder of 11-Year-Old Malnourished Son
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Malnourished boy found dead in Echo Park closet was subject of earlier child abuse reports, LAPD says
Boy, 11, found dead in Echo Park closet weighed just 34 pounds
Death Of A Boy In The Closet From Alleged Abuse: Siblings Knew About It But Kept Silent
11-year-old boy found dead in LA had been locked in a wardrobe for three years
Records Show Boy Stuffed In Closet By Mother For 3 Years Before His Death
Documents show mom concealed boy in closets for years before his death, LA Times reports
Little boy found dead in closet had been hidden, tortured there for years
Echo Park Boy Found Dead Was Kept Hidden, Sedated In Closets For Years
Evil mother kept son locked in a closet for three years before he died
Boy Found Dead In Echo Park Home Had Been Locked In Closet For 3 Years
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Boy Found Dead in Closet Was Sedated and Hidden for Years
Woman allegedly locked 11-year-old son in closets for three years before he died
California boy found dead in home was kept hidden in closet for years, court docs say
Tortured life: Court documents show boy with autism locked in closet for 3 years prior to his death

Mirudula

No PhotoName: Mirudula (n/a).
Died: July 7, 2016.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Chintadripet, Chennai, India.
Disability: Stuttering.

Details:
Mirudula’s parents put her in speech therapy, and became frustrated when she did not respond well to it. She died because her parents tried to cure her speech impediment through “shock treatment”–they beat her, threatened her with a knife, tried to suffocate her with a pillow, and eventually hit her so hard that they caused fatal injuries to her head and internal organs.

Perpetrator: X Gerald (Adoptive father), charged with murder; Sangeetha (Adoptive mother), under suspicion.

Source:
Lawyer held for murder, year after adopted daughter’s death
Year after adopted child dies due to torture, heartless parent arrested in Chennai
Chennai: Lawyer held for murder of daughter