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

Sherin Mathews

Photo of Sherin Mathews, a young girl with tan skin and chin-length brown hair, wearing a dress with pink polka-dots on it.Name: Sherin Mathews.
Died: October 22, 2017 (Body found); died October 7, 2017.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability, failure to thrive.

Details:
Sherin’s adoptive father claimed she had been adopted from India with developmental delays, malnutrition, and an “eating disorder”. Her adoptive father was trying to force her to drink milk at 3 a.m., and choked her to death doing it. He then dumped her body and pretended she had gone missing, before eventually confessing to the killing.

Later, the orphanage came forward and reported that Sherin had not been malnourished, nor had trouble eating. Her “eating disorder” may have been a fabrication to cover up her murder. She was merely small for her age, a condition called “failure to thrive” which is common in children with difficult backgrounds.

Perpetrator: Wesley Mathews (Adoptive father), charged with injury to a child; Sini Mathews (Adoptive mother), arrested on suspicion of abandoning or endangering a child.

Source:
Sherin Mathews abandoned in India before alley abandonment that may have led to death
A father reported his 3-year-old missing. Then he told police he’d watched her die.
Texas dad admits disposing of child’s body, affidavit says
Father of Sherin Mathews says he watched as his 3 year old child choked on milk and died
‘Sherin Mathews didn’t have developmental disability’; foster father on suicide watch in jail
Mother Of Girl Who Allegedly Died Drinking Milk Arrested For Leaving Her Alone And Going Out To Dinner
Sherin Mathews Was Being Abused Months Before Her Death, Pediatrician Told Child Protective Services

Olivia Cart

Photo of Olivia Cart, a little girl with blonde hair in bangs, very pale skin and brown eyes. She is pursing her lips and puffing her cheeks. The photo is taken from very close in, and is overexposed.Name: Olivia Cart.
Died: October 6, 2017.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Culloden, West Virginia, USA.
Disability: Unspecified special needs.

Details:
Olivia was shot to death by her mother in a murder-suicide. Her older brother, also special needs, was shot but survived; as of October 21, 2017, he is still hospitalized with severe injuries.

Perpetrator: Leah Cart (Mother).

Source: Mom, kids ID’d after murder-suicide in Culloden
Mother hopes murder-suicide is ‘wake-up call’ for West Virginia
Boy recovering 2 weeks after sister, mom killed

Nicole Beilman

No PhotoName: Nicole Beilman.
Died: October 4, 2017.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Fairport, New York, USA.
Disability: Rett syndrome.

Details:
Nicole was shot by her father in a murder-suicide.

She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and enjoyed watching the birds that came to a bird feeder outside her window.

Perpetrator: John Beilman (Father).

Source:
Police: Fairport father killed daughter with disabilities, turned gun on himself
Police: Father killed daughter with disabilities, then himself
Police: Fairport man killed disabled daughter, self
FBI searched Fairport home before murder-suicide
UPDATE: Fairport Police say father kills daughter in wheelchair, self
When caregivers kill: Beilman murder-suicide has no easy answers

Julia Whitmore

No PhotoName: Julia Whitmore.
Died: September 29, 2017.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Town of Empire, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user requiring pervasive support.

Details:
Julia was strangled by her father in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Mark Whitmore (Father).

Source:
Fond du Lac County father, daughter deaths ruled murder-suicide
No Motive In FDL County Murder Suicide

Antonio Di Stasio

Photo of Antonio di Stasio, a young boy with brown skin and very short brown hair. He is smiling at the camera, and wearing a black jacket with bright yellow stripes.Name: Antonio Di Stasio.
Died: September 28, 2017.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Neighbors remember Antonio as a little boy who made a racket when he jumped up and down. He had a pet guinea pig.

One day the neighbors heard the little boy saying, “‘Please mommy. OK, mommy. I ain’t going to do it no more.'” Antonio’s mother tied him up with belts, put him in the bathtub, doused him in cooking oil, and set him on fire. The fire endangered the other residents of his apartment complex. Antonio’s pet guinea pig was found dead nearby.

Perpetrator: Amelia Di Stasio (Mother), charged with first-degree intentional homicide, found mentally unfit for trial, committed for treatment.

Source:
“I’ve been crying all night:” Family and neighbors mourn death of 4-year-old found dead in home
For funeral expenses and the burial organized by Ralph Di Stasio
Police ID child found dead, partially burned in home on Milwaukee’s south side
Milwaukee police identify boy, 4, found partially burned in homicide case
Source: Mom arrested after 4-year-old son found dead, partially burned
Mother faces life in prison after 4-year-old with autism bound with 7 belts, set on fire in bathtub
Wisconsin Mom Amelia Di Stasio Faces Life In Prison For Allegedly Lighting 4-Year-Old Autistic Son On Fire
Mom charged in son’s arson death ordered to mental treatment

16-year-old boy

No PhotoName: (Unknown).
Died: September 22, 2017.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
When this 16-year-old boy 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.

Perpetrator: His family (Under investigation).

Source:
Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ of teen with cerebral palsy

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

Sarthak and Varad

Photo of Sarthak and Varad, twin boys. They have black hair and light-brown skin, and are wearing collared shirts, one green and one blue. The boy in the green shirt is holding up two fingers in a "V" sign.Name: Varad.
Name: Sarthak.

Age at death: 7.
Died: September 9, 2017.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Kalwa, Thane, India.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Details:
Twin brothers Varad and Sarthak were killed–either poisoned or strangled–by their mother, who then committed suicide.

They took dance lessons and attended a special school.

Perpetrator: Archana Kadam (Mother).

Source: Mumbai woman battling depression strangles mentally challenged sons, hangs herself
Kalwa Murders and Suicide: ‘Mother was frustrated at mentally challenged twins’ condition’, says Police

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