Barbara Wilmes

Photo of Barbara Wilmes, a light-skinned, white-haired elderly woman wearing a white shirt and dark pants, smiling as she sits on a bench in front of a flower bush.Name: Barbara J. Wilmes.
Died: February 3, 2018.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: South Bend, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Barbara was shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.

She was a mother and grandmother.

Perpetrator: Phillip Wilmes (Husband).

Source:
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Adeline Hill

No PhotoName: Adeline Hill.
Died: January 29, 2018.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Adeline and her daughter Renee Cosom, age 42, were shot dead by her daughter’s boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Daughter’s boyfriend, household member.

Source:
Victims in Northeast Philadelphia shooting identified
Boyfriend Questioned in Murders of Woman and Her Mother
Man questioned after mother, daughter killed in NE Philly

Patricia Todd

No PhotoName: Patricia Gayle Todd.
Died: January 27, 2018.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Honea Path, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Patricia was stabbed to death by her boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Kenneth Shane Yarborough (Boyfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
Upstate man stabbed girlfriend to death in wheelchair, authorities say
Honea Path man faces murder charge
Deputies arrest man they say stabbed a wheelchair-bound woman to death

Johnny McFadden

No PhotoName: Johnny McFadden.
Died: December 23, 2017.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Unspecified severe disability.

Details:
Johnny was neglected by his mother and stepfather. When he died his body showed evidence of malnutrition and severe bedsores.

Perpetrator: Carlissa Malone (Mother) and Roger Malone (Stepfather).

Source:
Couple jailed on neglect charge in disabled man’s death

Michael Shearin

No PhotoName: Michael Anton Shearin.
Died: December 20, 2017.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Gaston, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Muscular dystrophy.

Details:
Michael was neglected by his mother and sister. He died from a septic pressure ulcer, pneumonia, and dehydration.

Perpetrator: Candie McKay Shearin (Mother) and Tara Nerys Shearin (Sister), both charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death to a vulnerable adult.

Source:
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Mother, Daughter Charged in Death of Disabled Family Member
LCSD: mother, sister neglected disabled man, caused his death
Bond set at 50K for women accused of neglecting disabled family member

Jordan Rodriguez

Photo of Jordan Rodriguez, a small boy with light skin and brown eyes. He is smiling. He has a lazy eye. His brown hair is cut very short, and he is wearing a red and white checked shirt.Name: Jordan Rodriguez.
Died: December 19, 2017 (Body found; last seen July 17, 2017; likely died September 22, 2017).
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Developmentally disabled, nonverbal.

Details:
Although he obviously needed a hospital, Jordan’s mother did not take him to a doctor. After he died, most likely from abuse, Jordan’s mother and her boyfriend buried him in their backyard.

Perpetrator: Larissa Rodriguez (Mother), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to 25 years; Christopher Rodriguez (Mother’s boyfriend), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to 28 years.

Source:
Mother arrested after body of five-year-old discovered
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Cleveland police: Charges for murder, felonious assault coming against Larissa Rodriguez
Mom charged with murder after leading police to son’s abused body
Mother charged in death of 5-year-old boy found buried in backyard of Cleveland home
Police: Mother led investigators to child’s remains buried in backyard
Cleveland mother charged in young child’s murder
Larissa Rodriguez Charged With Son’s Death After Remains Found In Backyard
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Ohio woman charged in son’s death after buried remains found
Resources available for kids with special needs, in light of what happened to Jordan Rodriguez
$1M bond set for Cleveland mother charged with murder in son’s death
Body found in bags in backyard identified as disabled boy
Body found in bags in backyard identified as disabled boy
Woman pleads not guilty in death of son, 5, buried in yard
Boyfriend of mother-of-9 charged with murder after her disabled 5-year-old son was found buried in garden
Man charged in death of 5-year-old in Cleveland
Cleveland police release body cam video of home belonging to mother charged in death of 5-year-old son
Cleveland mom accused of killing, burying 5-year-old in backyard gives birth to 10th child
Couple pleads guilty in death of 5-year-old Cleveland boy
Woman, boyfriend plead guilty in death of her disabled son
Couple pleads guilty in death of 5-year-old Cleveland boy
Judge breaks down while sentencing couple for killing disabled boy

Luke and Aubrey Dawson

Photo of Luke and Bree Dawson, two small children. Bree is a girl with blond hair and fair skin; Luke has dark hair and fair skin. They are wearing Christmas-themed gingerbread cookie sweaters and have their arms around each other.Name: Luke Dawson.
Age at death: 9.
Disability: Anxiety.

Name: Aubrey “Bree” Dawson.
Age at death: 5.
Disability: None; killer believed she would inherit depression.

Died: December 9, 2017.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: North Richland Hills, Texas, USA.

Details:
Luke was an adventurous boy who liked sports and played basketball, baseball, and soccer.

Bree wanted to be a NICU nurse like her mother. She liked learning about neonatal medicine and playing with her toy kitchen.

Luke and Bree were both shot to death by their father, who decided to end their lives before he committed suicide because he believed they would inherit his mental illness.

Perpetrator: Christopher Dawson (Father).

Source:
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Surgeon battling depression kills himself and his two kids
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Aubrey Dawson’s Obituary
Luke Dawson’s Obituary
Christopher Chad Dawson’s Obituary

Mariah Woods

Photo of Mariah Woods, a toddler girl with fair skin and blonde hair in two ponytails. She is wearing a pink formal dress and has a big pink gift ribbon glued to her hair; she is pretending to feed a baby doll.Name: Mariah Kay Woods.
Died: December 2, 2017.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired; wore leg braces.

Details:
When Mariah disappeared from her bed, her community searched for her for six days before her body was found. It is likely that she was kidnapped, probably sexually assaulted, and murdered by her mother’s boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Earl Kimrey (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with obstruction of justice and concealing a death; further charges expected.

Source:
Earl Kimrey arrested in case of missing 3-year-old Mariah Woods
Where is Mariah Woods? FBI joins hunt for missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl
Officials say body of 3-year-old Mariah Woods recovered in Pender County
Warrants explain charges against Kimrey in Mariah Woods case
Toddler Mariah Woods’ Body Found at the Bottom of a Creek!
Explosive documents detail 3-year-old Mariah Woods alleged sex abuse before tot found dead in creek, CLAIMS mommy knew
Child’s remains found in creek probably those of 3-year-old who vanished in the night, feds say

Meghan Scully

Photo of Meghan Scully, a woman with curly chin-length dark blonde hair and pale skin. She has green eyes and is wearing make-up and smiling slightly.Name: Meghan Scully.
Died: November 25, 2017.
Age at death: 38.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Unspecified disability.

Details:
Meghan and her mother, 68-year-old Mary, were shot and killed by her father in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Robert Scully (Father).

Source:
Police: Spotsylvania Co. Man Killed Wife, Daughter, Himself
Autopsy shows Spotsylvania man killed wife and daughter before killing himself, police say
Meghan Scully, age 38

William Brownlee Sr.

Photo of William Brownlee, an older African-American man, wearing a gray shirt. Someone off to the left of the photo has their arm around him.Name: William “Earl” Brownlee Sr.
Died: November 23, 2017.
Age at death: 62.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: West Point, Mississippi, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; unable to leave his bed.

Details:
Earl’s daughter-in-law set his bed on fire. He burned to death.

He had seven brothers and sisters. He liked to eat candy and loved the outdoors.

Perpetrator: Latoria Brownlee (Daughter-in-law), charged with capital murder.

Source:
Woman Accused of Setting Fire That Killed Father-In-Law
West Point woman charged with setting fire that killed her disabled father-in-law
Name released of man who dies in Thanksgiving holiday fire
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West Point woman jailed on capital murder charge
Deadly Thanksgiving Day fire being investigated as homicide
West Point woman charged in death of her father-in-law