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:
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Masako Hirahara

No PhotoName: Masako Hirahara.
Died: October 8, 2016.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Tachikawa City, Japan.
Disability: A “foot ailment”.

Details:
Ms. Hirahara was bludgeoned to death by her husband, who then committed suicide.

Perpetrator: Fujiya Hirahara (Husband).

Source:
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68-year-old woman

No PhotoName: Unknown.
Died: September 2, 2016.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Spanaway, Washington, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
This 68-year-old woman was shot to death by her husband, who then killed himself.

Perpetrator: Her husband.

Source:
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Margaret Sanford

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Name: Margaret Jean Sanford.
Died: August 12, 2016.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Napoleon Township, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Terminal cancer.

Details:
Margaret’s husband shot her dead; several days later, during a police standoff triggered when Margaret was reported missing, he killed himself.

Perpetrator: Roger Sanford (Husband).

Source:
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Angel Alicea-Estrada

No PhotoName: Angel Alicea-Estrada.
Died: August 1, 2016.
Age at death: 58.
Cause of death: Murder-Suicide.
Location: Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Angel’s mother poisoned him and herself with chemicals from drain opener.

Perpetrator: Gertrudis Cintron (Mother).

Source:
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Margaret Mayer

Photo of Margaret Meyer, an elderly woman with curly gray hair and fair skin. She is wearing a sports jersey with the monograph "M" on it.Name: Margaret Mayer.
Died: July 28, 2016.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Heath, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
After refusing offers of help with caring for her, Margaret Meyer’s husband bludgeoned her to death with a bedside lamp.

She was a retired tax office worker who loved sports, including hockey, football, and cricket.

Perpetrator: Angus Mayer (Husband), charged with murder; died seven weeks after arrest from injuries from a suicide attempt.

Source:
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Nancy Wright

No PhotoName: Nancy Wright.
Died: July 27, 2016.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Venice, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Disability: Dementia, chronic pain.

Details:
Nancy’s husband shot her, and then himself, in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Jack Wright (Husband).

Source:
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Kaushal Pawar

No PhotoName: Kaushal Pawar.
Died: July 8, 2016.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Belapur, India.
Disability: Cognitively disabled.

Details:
Kaushal’s father killed him and committed suicide by way of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Perpetrator: Mahesh Kumar Pawar (Father).

Source:
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William Lamar

No PhotoName: William Amos Lamar.
Died: July 5, 2016.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Dale, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
William was shot and killed by his wife, who then killed herself.

Perpetrator: Martha E. Lamar (Wife).

Source:
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Jean Irwin

Flowers left at Jean Irwin's house. They are purple and white flowers, lying on a curb next to a brick wall and wrought-iron gate.Name: Jean Elizabeth Irwin.
Died: June 20, 2016.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Jean’s husband killed her by bludgeoning her with a hammer, then strangling her, before taking his own life.

Perpetrator: John David Irwin (Husband).

Source:
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