Kathryn Breen

No PhotoName: Kathryn Breen.
Died: December 23, 2016.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Beaverton, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; elder disabled.

Kathryn Breen died of burn injuries from a fire set in her bedroom by her caretaker.

Perpetrator: Celia Schwab (Live-in caretaker), charged with murder, arson, and assault; Maria Meisner (Neighbor), charged with murder, arson, and assault.

Source: Caretaker accused of setting elderly woman on fire found unfit to stand trial for now

Kathryn Ashe

Photo of Kathryn Ashe. She is a middle-aged African-American woman with dark brown skin and frizzy, graying black hair. She is wearing a bright orange T-shirt and looks like she was photographed while she was talking.Name: Kathryn Ashe.
Died: June 24, 2016.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida, USA.
Disability: Physical disability.

Kathryn, frail and not able to take care of herself, was abandoned by her roommates, who had been acting as caregivers to some extent. They moved out of the house they all lived in, leaving her behind. The house had no air conditioning and was uninhabitably filthy. Though the former roommates stopped in to “check on” her, they never called for medical help even though Kathryn’s condition was visibly getting worse. They never helped her or even gave her food or water. Eight to ten days after she was abandoned, Kathryn was dead.

Perpetrator: Jennifer Susan Poulos and Debra Germain Poulos; both charged with neglect of an elderly or disabled adult. The charges were dropped because the two women were determined not to have been legally responsible for Kathryn’s care.

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Peggy Sinclair

Photo of Peggy Sinclair. She is an elderly woman with light skin and gray hair; she is wearing glasses, which are slipping down her nose, and a polka-dotted beige headscarf.Name: Peggy “Peg” Sinclair.
Died: June 18, 2016; body found June 21, 2016.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Lake Frederick, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Peggy was murdered and dismembered by her caregiver.

Perpetrator: Frances Charlene Moss Hopkins (Caregiver), charged with first-degree murder.

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Billie Jo Quintier

No PhotoName: Billie Jo Quintier.
Died: June 8, 2016.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Rosington, Alabama, USA.
Disability: “Physical disability”; wheelchair user.

Billie Jo was neglected by her “friend”; when she died she weighed 65 pounds and had severe bedsores.

Perpetrator: Angela Butler (Housemate), charged with neglect and abuse of a disabled person.

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James Hill

Photo of James Hill, an adult man with black hair and light skin. He is smiling. He has a short goatee and mustache.Name: James Matthew Hill.
Died: February 18, 2016.
Age at death: 33.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Enterprise, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

James was murdered by his roommate, who had also been his caregiver. He was bound, blindfolded, and repeatedly stabbed.

Neighbors remember James as “a blessing” who would do anything for others. They often saw him going to a nearby restaurant, where he ate nearly every day.

Perpetrator: David Cunningham (Caregiver; roommate); charged with murder.

Source: Enterprise man arrested in stabbing death

Geraldine Chandler

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Name: Geraldine Joyce Chandler.
Died: October 12, 2015.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Unknown.
Location: Cleves, Ohio, USA.
Disability: “Functionally impaired”.

Geraldine’s caregivers caused her death; police reports are unclear how, but apparently they restrained or locked her up and failed to provide for her needs.

Perpetrator: Kimberly Taggart (Caregiver), charged with abduction, involuntary manslaughter, and failing to provide for a functionally impaired person; John Reid (Caregiver), charged with abduction, involuntary manslaughter, failing to provide for a functionally impaired person, and having weapons while under disability.

Source: 2 indicted in abduction, death of woman, 84

Steven Reis

Photo of Steven Reis, a middle-aged man.Name: Steven Reis.
Died: Body found September 6, 2015; died January 2015.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Unsolved.
Location: Dayton, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Disabled veteran; depression, PTSD, diabetes.

Steven’s cause of death is still under investigation, but his body was found buried in his basement; he had been dead for about nine months. His caregiver had been using his credit cards and stealing his retirement payments.

Steven Reis was an Air Force veteran.

Perpetrator: Christy Russell (Caregiver), charged with tampering with evidence and credit card fraud.

Source: Woman charged $30,000 on dead man’s credit cards, police say

George Philip Carter

No PhotoName: George Philip Carter.
Died: May 15, 2015.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Spanaway, Washington, USA.
Disability: Autism, developmental disability.

Philip’s caregiver neglected him; he died of infected bedsores because instead of taking him to a doctor, his caregiver stuffed the bedsores with paper towels.

Perpetrator: Larry John Lee (Unlicensed caregiver), convicted of second-degree murder, sentenced to 18 years.

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Arthur Pelham

Photo of Arthur Pelham.Name: Arthur “Gary” Pelham.
Died: January 5, 2015.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Jonesboro, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.

Gary’s caregiver locked him outside the house during a January ice storm and would not let him back inside. In ten hours, he was dead.

Mr. Pelham was a military veteran.

Perpetrator: Dale El Smith (Paid caregiver), convicted of murder, sentenced to life.

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