Mary Bowers

No PhotoName: Mary Bowers.
Died: August 25, 2013.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Orange City, Florida, USA.
Disability: Stroke, Alzheimer’s; recently moved to assisted living facility.

Mary was shot to death by her husband, who then shot himself.

Perpetrator: Gary Bowers (Husband).

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Mary Emma Willoughby Bowers (1930 – 2013) – Find A Grave Memorial

Melinda Pace

Photo of Mindy Pace, a young woman with short brown hair. She is wrapped in a paisley blanket, with her head bent forward, smiling and peeking at the camera through her bangs.Name: Melinda ‘Mindy’ Pace.
Died: July 22, 2013.
Age at death: 58.
Cause of death: Murder-Suicide.
Location: Jackson, Mississipi, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Mindy’s sister fatally shot Mindy and her dog before committing suicide.

Perpetrator: Nancy Pace (Sister).

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Mary Swierzewski

Photo of Mary Swierzewski, a middle-aged woman in a red blouse.Name: Mary Swierzewski.
Died: July 6, 2013.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: East Rockhill, Alabama, USA.
Disability: “Mentally handicapped”.

Mary was shot by her father in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Thaddeus Swierzewski (Father).

Source: Murder/Suicide – Thaddeus Swierzewski (Bucks County, PA)

Virginia Boldt

No PhotoName: Virginia Boldt.
Died: January 18, 2013.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Tequesta, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia, chronic illness.

Virginia’s husband went to the assisted-living facility where she lived and shot her to death, then killed himself.

From her obituary: “She was a Mensa Society member; enjoyed classical music, particularly opera. She was an organist, loved bird photography, Maine Coon cats and wildlife.”

Perpetrator: Roy Boldt (Husband).

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Jeshiah DeJesus

Photo of Jeshiah DeJesus.Name: Jeshiah DeJesus.
Died: February 9, 2012.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Deerfield Park, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Jeshiah was stabbed to death by his father after his father took their family hostage. After wounding his family and killing Jeshiah and 76-year-old Oliva DePlante, a bystander, his father committed suicide.

Perpetrator: William De Jesus (Father).

Source: Jeshiah DeJesus

7-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy

No PhotoAge at death: 7.

Age at death: 6.

Names Unknown.
Died: November 12, 2011.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Martiguez, France.
Disability: Autism.

These two siblings were killed by their mother in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Their mother.

Source: 6-year-old male, 7-year-old Female, Name Unknown