Jeya Pichamuthu

Photo of Jeya Pichamuthu, a woman with tan skin and long, wavy black hair. She has a bindi on her forehead.Name: Jeya Pichamuthu.
Died: October 6, 2017.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Mutiara Rini, Malaysia.
Disability: Kidney disease.

Details:
Jeya’s husband strangled her and her two children because he could not pay for treatment for her kidney disease.

Jeya had a son, Sharveen Pubalan, age 14, and a daughter, Krishaa Priteena, age 9. They were also strangled by her husband, who then hung himself.

Perpetrator: Publan Retnam (Husband).

Source:
Johor Baru murder-suicide: My brother was a loving husband and caring father, says brother
FAMILY OF FOUR FOUND DEAD IN JB MURDER-SUICIDE SHOCKER: MAN KILLS SON, 14, DAUGHTER, 9, AFTER WIFE DIES BEFORE HANGING HIMSELF
Death of four in a family is murder-suicide; case closed – police

Jane Sergeant

No PhotoName: Jane Sergeant.
Died: October 4, 2017.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Pwllmeyric, Wales, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Jane’s husband took her out of the nursing home where she lived and poisoned her with prescription medication; then he killed himself.

Perpetrator: Richard Sergeant (Husband).

Source:
Heartbroken man ‘killed dementia-stricken wife before committing suicide’
‘Devoted’ OAP couple found dead together at home after husband visited elderly wife in nursing home every day with bunch of flowers
Husband and wife found dead at their home near Chepstow

Vanessa Danielson

Photo of Vanessa Danielson, a woman with fair skin and blonde hair, wearing a white knit cap. The photo is somewhat blurry and backlit.Name: Vanessa Danielson.
Died: September 28, 2017.
Age at death: 36.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Vanessa’s boyfriend poured gasoline all over her and set her on fire. She managed to escape the house and run into the yard, where a neighbor rushed to her side, put out the fire, and held her hand while they waited for the ambulance. Vanessa died later that day at the hospital.

Perpetrator: Wyndale Fayson (Boyfriend), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Charges: Man doused ex in gas as she slept, then set her on fire
Woman with multiple sclerosis dies after monster boyfriend allegedly pours gasoline on bed and sets her on fire — hours after she called for help
Victim’s boyfriend charged in Northeast Minneapolis burning death

Ryanna Grywacheski

Photo of Ryanna Grywacheski, a young woman wearing dark-rimmed glasses, a choker, and a dark blouse. Her hair is dark brown and cut short; her skin is fair. She is wearing light makeup.Name: Ryanna Grywacheski.
Died: September 16, 2017.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada.
Disability: Injuries from car accident; depression.

Details:
Ryanna was killed by her 37-year-old boyfriend, who then committed suicide.

She loved animals and cooking, and wanted a career as a welder.

Perpetrator: Jeff Kilfoy (Boyfriend).

Source:
Family mourns Regina woman killed in murder-suicide in N.L.
Marystown deaths are murder-suicide, RCMP confirm
‘I always called her unbreakable’: Regina woman remembers friend murdered in N.L.

Shirley Williamson

Portrait photo of Shirley Williamson, a middle-aged woman with pale skin and curly, shoulder-length auburn hair.Name: Shirley Williamson.
Died: August 26, 2017.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Powell, Wyoming, USA.
Disability: Blind; mental illness.

Details:
Shirley Williamson was shot by her husband because her mental illness had been getting worse.

Her son reported that she had recently told him, “If I die, it will be someone else who did it.”

Perpetrator: David Williamson (Husband), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Details Emerge in Powell Homicide
Williamson’s bond set at $700,000
Powell man charged in wife’s murder
Powell man arrested on suspicion of murdering wife
Bond set at $700,000 for Powell man charged with wife’s murder
Powell man charged with murder after allegedly telling 911 operator ‘wife is dead, send the cops’
Authorities: Husband says he killed wife over mental issues

Donita Elliott

Photo of Donita Elliott, a middle-aged woman with fair skin and very long dark-brown hair, wearing glasses, a white sweater, and a gold necklace. She is smiling broadly at the camera.Name: Donita Elliott.
Died: August 8, 2017.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Bipolar disorder.

Details:
Donita was shot by her husband, who claimed he had done it in self-defense because she had bipolar disorder and was coming at him with a knife. Later on, a recording on his cell phone recording proved that he had shot her, refused to help as he watched her die, and planted the knife himself.

She was a devout Presbyterian and avid cook who loved cats and kittens.

Perpetrator: Patrick Elliott (Husband), charged with murder.

Source:
Patrick Elliott in letter to church: ‘My choice included her death’
Donita Marie Elliott: Obituary
Ind. Man Allegedly Recorded Himself Shooting Wife and Watching Her Die as She Begged for Help
Police called to victim’s house hours before fatal fight
Husband shot wife and watched her die, police said
Husband Claims Self-Defense In Murder Of His Wife
Suspect recorded killing of his wife on his cellphone, sheriff says

Ursula Cabalzar

Photo of Ursula Cabalzar, a heavyset woman wearing a red sweater. Her graying blonde hair is cut short; she has sunglasses propped up on her head. Her skin is pink.Name: Ursula Cabalzar.
Died: August 8, 2017.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Santa Clara, California, USA.
Disability: Killer believed she had dementia.

Details:
Ursula’s husband believed she was in the early stages of dementia, so instead of going to a doctor, he shot her dead and then killed himself.

Perpetrator: Michael Reyer (Husband).

Source:
Ursula Cabalzar, age 68
Police Investigate 2 Deaths in Santa Clara as Murder-Suicide
PRESS RELEASE – Murder / Suicidea
Santa Clara murder-suicide: Mental decline cited as motive for killing

Shannon Cooper

Photo of Shannon Cooper, a heavyset woman with pale skin and long light brown hair.Name: Shannon Michelle Barrett-Cooper.
Died: July 25, 2017.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA.
Disability: Childhood leukemia, paraplegic.

Details:
Shannon’s fiance moved her into his house and isolated her from her family; then he neglected and starved her. He kept her in filthy conditions and didn’t get her medical help when she needed it. She died when her extensive bedsores caused blood poisoning.

Perpetrator: Gary Marple (Fiance), charged with criminal negligence.

Source:
Murfreesboro man charged with negligence in fiancee’s death
Shannon Michelle Cooper’s Obituary

Naoko Kaup

No PhotoName: Naoko Kaup.
Died: July 16, 2017.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Dementia, chronic illness.

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

She was a Hiroshima survivor and the mother of two sons.

Perpetrator: Milton Kaup (Husband).

Source:
Sheriff: Death of two elderly Onslow residents likely murder-suicide
Sheriff: Deaths of 2 Onslow County residents suspected to be murder-suicide
UPDATED: Murder-suicide suspected in elderly couple’s death
Naoko Kaup’s Obituary on Jacksonville Daily News

Virginia Villa

Photo of Virginia Villa, an elderly Latina. She has white hair and is wearing glasses and a black and white sweater. Off to the sides of the picture, two people have their arms around her shoulders.Name: Virginia Villa.
Died: July 12, 2017.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Pacoima, California, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness.

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

Perpetrator: Gilbert Villa (Husband).

Source: Elderly couple killed in Pacoima murder-suicide is identified
Virginia Villa, 73 – The Homicide Report
Virginia Villa, age 73