Kayla Hensley

Photo of Kayla Hensley, a teen girl with long, straight blond hair, fair skin, and braces on her teeth. Behind her is a green lawn and a fence. She is wearing a dark blue top and smiling.Name: Kayla Desiree Hensley.
Died: November 11, 2017.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Weaverville, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, deaf.

Details:
Kayla was stabbed to death by her brother.

Staff at American Eagle Outfitters, where she worked, remember her as “a ray of sunshine”.

Perpetrator: Her brother, charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Kid slashes his disabled 18-year-old sister to death: Investigators
Boy arrested for ‘stabbing girl to death before dumping body near skip’
Kayla Hensley Weaverville brother murders hearing impaired sister

Jesus Hibbard

Photo of Jesus Hibbard, a boy in a wheelchair. He has light-tan skin and black hair cut short in a buzz cut. He looks somewhat confused. One of his hands is up in front of his face. He is wearing a safety belt over his blue collared shirt.Name: Jesus Hibbard.
Died: September 22, 2017.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
When Jesus was found dead on his couch, police decided to investigate because he was much thinner than he should have been, even for a boy with CP, and police were concerned that he had been neglected. During the investigation, it was revealed that he had been denied medical care and not taken to doctors’ appointments, and not fed enough.

Perpetrator: Lindsie Danielle Trinidad (Mother) and Victor Eduardo Trinidad (Stepfather), both charged with child neglect.

Source:
Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ of teen with cerebral palsy
Mother, stepfather charged with child neglect after death of 16-year-old with cerebral palsy
Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ of teen with cerebral palsy

Ryanna Grywacheski

Photo of Ryanna Grywacheski, a young woman wearing dark-rimmed glasses, a choker, and a dark blouse. Her hair is dark brown and cut short; her skin is fair. She is wearing light makeup.Name: Ryanna Grywacheski.
Died: September 16, 2017.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada.
Disability: Injuries from car accident; depression.

Details:
Ryanna was killed by her 37-year-old boyfriend, who then committed suicide.

She loved animals and cooking, and wanted a career as a welder.

Perpetrator: Jeff Kilfoy (Boyfriend).

Source:
Family mourns Regina woman killed in murder-suicide in N.L.
Marystown deaths are murder-suicide, RCMP confirm
‘I always called her unbreakable’: Regina woman remembers friend murdered in N.L.

Chatiya Wongthong

No PhotoName: Chatiya Wongthong.
Died: September 11, 2017.
Age at death: 15.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Chatiya was strangled by her mother.

Perpetrator: Yolawadee Suasermsiri (Mother), arrested.

Source:
Mum admits killing autistic daughter, attempts suicide
Mother who strangled to death autistic daughter is psychiatric hospital patient
Mother confesses to police: ‘I strangled to death my autistic daughter’
Mother confesses to police: ‘I strangled my autistic daughter’
Mom Says She Strangled Autistic Daughter Out of Desperation

Kiara LaSalle

Photo of Kiara LaSalle, a teenage girl in a green graduation cap and gown, smiling broadly. She has curly brown hair and brown skin and is carrying a bunch of flowers and a balloon that says "2017 graduate".Name: Kiara LaSalle.
Died: September 1, 2017.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Sacramento, California, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Details:
Kiara and her mother Erica Wallace were both shot by her mother’s boyfriend.

Kiara was a recent high school graduate who worked in retail, volunteered at an animal shelter, and planned to attend Sacramento City College. Her dance instructor remembers her as his most dedicated student.

Perpetrator: Eric Dawan Arnold (Mother’s boyfriend), killed by police after shooting two officers.

Source:
Her mother and sister were killed in their house. Now she wants to use it to help other women.
First, a mother and daughter died. Then two officers were shot
Neighbors relieved double murder suspect is dead
Woman Speaks Out After Man Suspected of Killing Her Mom, Sister is Shot, Killed by Police
Vigil held for mother, daughter killed in their South Sacramento home

Savannah Leckie

Photo of Savannah Leckie, a teenage girl with fair skin and light-brown hair, wearing a knit cap and sweatshirt. She is holding two black-and-white goat kids.Name: Savannah Leckie.
Died: August 4, 2017.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ozark County, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Autism, depression, ADHD.

Details:
Savannah was murdered by her birth mother. Exactly how she died is unknown because her killer burned her body.

She was a junior firefighter who liked to do volunteer work and care for farm animals.

Perpetrator: Rebecca Ruud (Birth mother), charged with first-degree murder, felony abuse of a child, tampering with physical evidence and abandonment of a corpse; Robert Peat Jr. (Birth mother’s boyfriend), charged with first-degree murder and child abuse.

Source:
Savannah Leckie murder case broadens out of state
Teenage murder victim remembered
Husband, wife indicted in death of Ozark County teenager
Amid allegations of torture, Ozarks boyfriend and mother charged with murder of teen girl
Southern Missouri couple indicted in death of woman’s teen daughter who had autism
Adoptive mom, boyfriend at Leckie murder arraignment
Adoptive mother of Minnesota girl killed in Missouri asks, ‘What if?’
Mother-daughter murder case gets new judge in Taney County
Judge Sets Trial Dates For Couple Indicted For Savannah Leckie’s Death
Savannah Leckie murder: Jury trials set for Rebecca Ruud and Robert Peat Jr.

Palak

Photo of Palak, a teenager wearing a blue shirt. Her hair is short, and her skin is tan. The photo is indistinct and small.Name: Palak (n/a).
Died: July 15, 2017.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Before killing himself, Palak’s father hanged her because he was “worried about her future”.

She is survived by her brother and mother, who were not home at the time of the murder.

Perpetrator: Mukesh Kumar (Father).

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Father kills daughter, hangs self in Jagraon

Lovedeep Singh

No PhotoName: Lovedeep Singh.
Died: May 17, 2017.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Fateh-Ullah-Shahwala, Dharamkot, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Disability: Mobility impaired; bedbound.

Details:
Lovedeep and his three-year-old sister Jasmine were killed by their father, who hacked them to death with an axe. Police said that he was frustrated because two of his sons were physically disabled. He initially tried to blame the crime on their mother and her brother, but then when the truth came out he ran from police.

Perpetrator: Sher Singh (Father), on the run, wanted for murder.

Source:
Spate of crimes in Moga, 5 murders, three rapes in 10 days
Moga siblings’ murder: Day after, father booked for murder
Moga | Mother Kills Her Daughter And Stepson With An Axe

Sabrina Ray

Photo of Sabrina Ray. She is a thin girl with pale skin and dark brown hair in a boy cut. Her expression is solemn.Name: Sabrina Ray.
Died: May 12, 2017.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Perry, Iowa, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Sabrina was tortured and starved by her family. When she died at age 16 after being drop-kicked down the stairs by her adoptive brother and subsequently starving to death, she weighed 56 pounds and looked like an eight-year-old child.

Her death may have saved the lives of her two adopted sisters, who were also abused and were rescued from the home and taken to the hospital when Sabrina was found dead.

Perpetrator: Marc Ray (Adoptive father), charged with child endangerment and child neglect; Misty Ray (Adoptive mother), charged with child endangerment and child neglect; Carla Bousman (Adoptive grandmother), arrested as an accomplice; Josie Raye Bousman (Niece), arrested; Justin Dale Ray (Adoptive brother), charged with child endangerment and willful injury.

Source:
Starved teen looked like she was an ‘8-year-old,’ say day care visitors
Disabled Teen Drop-Kicked Down A Flight Of Stairs, Then Held Captive And Starved By Family, Including Grandma
Defenseless Adopted Teen Girl, 16, Drop-Kicked & Starved To Death In Iowa Home
Police: Brother ‘drop-kicked’ starved Iowa girl, grandmother helped in torture
Community mourns Sabrina’s death, plans grief services
A Voice for Sabrina Ray
More Change of Venue Motions Filed in Sabrina Ray Case

Davarion Davis

Photo of Davarion Davis, a boy with brown skin and black hair in a buzz cut, photographed outdoors, smiling at the camera. He is wearing a pink sweatshirt with a logo printed on the front.Name: Davarion Davis.
Died: May 4, 2017.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Gary, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Nephrotic syndrome.

Details:
Davarion’s nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disease, should have been easily treatable with medication; but his mother neglected his medical care, often forgetting to give him medication and eventually taking him off medication entirely. He died of an infection related to his untreated nephrotic syndrome.

Perpetrator: Teisha Ellis (Mother), charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

Source: Gary mother faces felony neglect charges after son’s death due to kidney disorder complications

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