Matthew Tirado

Photo of Matthew Tirado, a young boy with light-brown skin and curly black hair. He is wearing a red tank top.Name: Matthew Tirado.
Died: February 14, 2017.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Neglect/Abuse.
Location: Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
When Matthew was brought to the hospital, he was dying from severe malnutrition, with bruises all over his body. He weighed only 88 pounds at death and had broken ribs.

Perpetrator: Katiria Tirado (Mother), arrested, charged with cruelty to persons.

Source:
Hartford Mother Charged In Death Of Malnourished, Autistic Teen
Hartford PD: Autistic teen suffered multiple cuts and bruises prior to death
Mother to face judge after malnourished, abused teen with autism dies
Woman charged in connection with autistic teen son’s death
Court documents show nonverbal autistic teen was starved, abused and neglected
Mother to face judge after malnourished, abused teen with autism dies
Family Admonishes ‘System’s’ Failure At Wake For Malnourished Teen
Questions raised on school liability after teen dies of malnourishment, abuse
‘He’s Very Weak,’ Mother Tells 911 Hours Before Malnourished Teen’s Death

Joseph Bishop

Photo of Joseph Bishop. He is a boy in his young teens, with short-cut dark brown hair and fair skin, wearing a navy-blue sweater.Name: Joseph Bishop.
Died: February 11, 2017.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Ludlow, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Details:
Joseph was neglected by his mother and grandparents. For two years, he was left in his bed while severe bedsores developed.

When they saw how sick he was, they decided that they wouldn’t take him to the hospital to avoid being charged with neglect. When Joseph was finally taken to the hospital, his untreated bedsores had already caused end-stage sepsis. He died soon thereafter.

Perpetrator: Jamie Bishop (Mother), charged with second-degree manslaughter; Raymond Martin (Grandfather), charged with second-degree manslaughter; Sharon Martin (Grandmother), charged with second-degree manslaughter.

Source:
Mother, grandparents charged in death of ‘neglected’ NKY teen
Joseph Bishop: Woman wishes she had known neighbors’ dark secret, could have saved teen with muscular dystrophy
Police: NKY mom’s severe neglect led to death of disabled son
Mother and grandparents charged in disabled teen’s death
Joseph Bishop – Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home
Ludlow mother, grandparents charged in death of 18-year-old
With sepsis and bed sores, neglected teen was ‘lost in the cracks.’ Why did no one call?
Police: Northern Ky Mom’s Neglect Led To Death Of Disabled Son
Disabled teen with bedsores was ‘lost in the cracks’
Disabled teen dies from bedsore infection, 3 charged
Mother Charged In Bed-Ridden Son’s Death Had Been Investigated For Neglect Before
Judge denies mother and grandparents from disabled teen’s funeral
Mother and grandparents charged with disabled teen’s death
Ludlow mom investigated for neglect prior to bed-ridden son’s death

Chance Vanderpool

Photo of Chance Vanderpool, a toddler boy wearing a plaid shirt. He has fair skin and light blond hair.Name: Chance Vanderpool.
Died: November 22, 2016.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Glen St. Mary, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
After being subjected to chronic abuse, Chance was finally beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Jonathan Register (Mother’s boyfriend), arrested, charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated battery.

Source:
Baker Sheriff investigating death of 4-year-old autistic boy
Arrest made for the death of 4-year-old autistic boy in Baker
4-year-old child with autism dies; Baker County man charged with child abuse of sibling
4-year-old boy with autism dies in Baker County
Baker County child with autism dies; Man charged with abuse of sibling
Man accused of abusing 2-year-old after sibling dies

Tyler Caudill

Photo of Tyler Caudill, a young boy with fair skin and brown hair. He has a wide smile. He is wearing a magenta T-shirt.Name: Tyler Joseph “TJ” Caudill.
Died: Late August 2016; body found November 13, 2016.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Portsmouth, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
TJ was abused and starved by his mother and her boyfriend; then he went missing. His body has been found, and his mother and her boyfriend charged with murder, but his cause of death remains unknown.

Perpetrator: Margariat L. White (Mother) and Douglas Lee Hunt (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with aggravated murder, murder, three counts of endangering children, tampering with evidence, and gross abuse of a corpse.

Source:
UPDATE: Mother, Boyfriend charged in death of 6-year-old boy
Mother, Boyfriend Arrested in 6 Year Old Boy’s Death
Portsmouth Police find body amidst search for missing 6-year-old
Scioto grand jury indicts couple in death of autistic boy

Andrea Spina

No PhotoName: Andrea Spina.
Died: November 7, 2016.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Vespolate, Novara, Italy.
Disability: Autism, epilepsy.

Details:
Andrea’s father took him out of the institution where he lived; then, when Andrea was asleep, his father strangled him.

Perpetrator: Pietro Spina (Father), charged with murder.

Source:
Man kills disabled son, attempts suicide
The family drama in Vespolate: father kills disabled child and attempted suicide
Novara: uccide figlio disabile e tenta suicidio: padre ricoverato in ospedale
Novara, 52enne soffoca il figlio 20enne disabile e tenta il suicidio
“Non può restare solo” e disperato prende una sconcertante decisione
Vespolate, uccide il figlio disabile e tenta il suicidio
Uccide il figlio disabile e tenta il suicidio. Temeva che sarebbe rimasto da solo
Vespolate, padre uccide il figlio disabile e poi tenta il suicidio
Dramma a Vespolate: “Non riusciamo a darci spiegazioni del gesto di Pietro”
Il dramma di Vespolate: “Pietro voleva farla finita, ma nessuno immaginava uccidesse il figlio”

Janice and Robyn Frescura

Photo of Janice and Robyn Frescura. Janice is an older woman with fair skin and gray hair; Robyn is a middle-aged woman with brown hair and fair skin. Both women are wearing glasses, shirts and jackets.Name: Janice Frescura.
Age at death: 68.
Disability: Lung cancer.

Name: Robyn Frescura.
Age at death: 50.
Disability: Unspecified.

Died: November 3, 2016.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Booral, Queensland, Australia.

Details:
Janice and her daughter Robyn were shot to death in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: John Frescura (Husband/father).

Source:
Three dead in apparent murder-suicide
Father calls police during murder-suicide
Three dead in suspected murder-suicide on Queensland’s Fraser Coast

Grace Packer

Photo of Grace Packer. She is a teenage girl with fair skin and straight brown hair. She is wearing hoop earrings, black-rimmed glasses, and a white flowered shirt.Name: Grace Anastasia Packer.
Died: July 11, 2016 (Reported missing); October 31, 2016 (Body found).
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA; Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Learning disability; mother claimed emotional/behavioral.

Details:
Grace and her twelve-year-old brother were both adopted into the same family. Her favorite colors were purple and light pink, and she loved flowers. She liked to help the special-needs students at her school.

When Grace disappeared, her mother said that she had stolen money and run away; then she did her best to stymie the police investigation and kept cashing Grace’s disability checks. Eventually, she brought out a forged letter she said was from Grace; the letter apologized for “being a burden”.

Grace’s body was found months later; she had been murdered. Grace had been beaten, poisoned, and raped by her mother’s boyfriend before finally being choked to death. Her body was dismembered and the parts scattered. Her mother watched and assisted in the killing.

Her mother said she had “behavioral problems” and an “emotional disorder” in order to portray Grace as an emotionally disturbed runaway, and she received disability payments to care for Grace as an adopted disabled child.

Perpetrator: Sara Packer (Adoptive mother); Jacob Sullivan (Mother’s boyfriend). Both charged with criminal homicide, rape, kidnapping, abuse of a corpse, and other charges.

Source:
Ex-foster kids claim abuse was routine
Horrific details emerge in case of 14-year-old girl killed in ‘rape-murder fantasy’
Teen slain in ‘rape-murder fantasy’ was friend to the lonely
Memorial for Murdered Montco Teen Grace Packer
Missing Abington teen found slain
Murdered teen’s mom kept disappearance from family, authorities say
Missing teen found dead, mother charged in disappearance
Missing Montco teen found dead, dismembered in Luzerne County; mom ID’d as ‘person of interest’
Missing Pa. teen was found dismembered; adoptive mom called “person of interest”
Missing teen’s dismembered remains found, mom charged in disappearance
DAs: Missing Montco teen slain; mother ‘of interest’
Missing Abington teen found dead
Dismembered teen’s stepmum arrested
Missing Abington teen’s dismembered remains found
Abington police seek info on missing teen
Mother’s boyfriend charged in murder of Abington teen
Pennsylvania Couple Raped, Killed, and Chopped Up Disabled Adopted Daughter, Police Say
Mother, boyfriend charged in teen girl dismemberment Mother and boyfriend charged in Abington teen’s murder
Mom, boyfriend charged in Pennsylvania teen girl’s dismemberment death
Police: Mom helps boyfriend rape, kill, dismember her daughter
Mum and boyfriend ‘raped and dismembered adopted daughter in dark sexual fantasy’
Mother and her boyfriend charged in murder of Pa. teen
Mom, boyfriend charged in teenage girl’s dismemberment death
DA says teen killed as part of mom’s ‘rape-murder fantasy’ with boyfriend
Bucks DA: Rape, murder of Grace Packer ‘heinous,’ ‘depraved’
Jacob Sullivan Criminal Complaint
Facebook: In Memory of Grace Packer
READ: Police criminal complaint against Grace Packer’s mother for alleged child endangerment
Polaneczky: Montco moms step up to honor brutalized girl
Mom accused in daughter’s rape, murder, dismemberment was child welfare worker
Mom accused in teen’s dismemberment was child welfare worker
Mom, boyfriend charged in teenage girl’s dismemberment death
‘Heartbroken’ Community Plans Services For Teen Allegedly Killed By Mother In Bucks County
Murdered Teen’s Mum And Her Boyfriend Accused Of Carrying Out Vile Fantasy
Grace’s Horror: Adoptive mother and her boyfriend charged in teen’s brutal murder
Grace Packer’s Mother Charged With Murder in Gruesome Death
Police Search Home of 3rd POI in Teen Girl’s Murder
For birth mother, Grace Packer homicide is second heartbreak
Police Search Home of 3rd POI in Teen Girl’s Murder
Police return to Sara Packer and Jacob Sullivan’s home
For birth mother, Grace Packer homicide is second heartbreak
Adoptive mother facing more charges in Grace Packer killing

Natalie Finn

Photo of Natalie Finn, a teenage girl with fair skin and straight brown hair. She is wearing a black-and-white dress and has a solemn expression on her face.Name: Natalie Jasmine Finn.
Died: October 24, 2016.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Natalie was one of several children, all of whom were neglected and abused by their mother. Natalie often went to neighbors’ houses to ask for food and clothing.

In the last year of her life, she was taken out of school, kept at home, and starved to death by her mother.

Neighbors and classmates remember her as a gentle, kind girl who did her best to help her siblings.

Perpetrator: Nicole Marie Finn (Mother), charged with first-degree murder, child endangerment resulting in death, three counts of first-degree kidnapping, child endangerment causing serious injury, and neglect of a dependent person; Joseph Michael Finn II (Father), charged with first-degree kidnapping, child endangerment causing serious injury and neglect of a dependent person.

Source:
Teen, siblings were tortured by parents, court documents say
Parents charged in 16-year-old’s death appear in court
Court documents: Teen, siblings were tortured by parents
Teen who died had asked neighbors for food, clothes
Neighbor: Teen saw herself as siblings’ protector
Memorial For Sixteen Year Old Turns Into Heartfelt Apology From Peers
Teen who starved to death found in diaper on linoleum floor, records show

Andreas Headland

Photo of Andreas Headland, a smiling blond baby boy in a black and white onesie. He is outdoors and squinting in the sun.Name: Andreas Headland.
Died: October 20, 2016.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia.

Details:
Andreas and his five-year-old sister Zaraiyah-Lily were both murdered by their father.

Perpetrator: Jason Craig Headland (Father), charged with murder.

Source:
Yanchep father, 35, charged with double murder of his children
A 35-YEAR-OLD father has been charged with the alleged murders of his two children, a boy and a girl aged three and five, at their home in Perth.
The father who ‘stabbed his two young children to death’ in an attempted murder-suicide in Yanchep, Perth
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