Sabrina Ray

Photo of Sabrina Ray. She is a thin girl with pale skin and dark brown hair in a boy cut. Her expression is solemn.Name: Sabrina Ray.
Died: May 12, 2017.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Perry, Iowa, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Sabrina was tortured and starved by her family. When she died at age 16 after being drop-kicked down the stairs by her adoptive brother and subsequently starving to death, she weighed 56 pounds and looked like an eight-year-old child.

Her death may have saved the lives of her two adopted sisters, who were also abused and were rescued from the home and taken to the hospital when Sabrina was found dead.

Perpetrator: Marc Ray (Adoptive father), charged with child endangerment and child neglect; Misty Ray (Adoptive mother), charged with child endangerment and child neglect; Carla Bousman (Adoptive grandmother), arrested as an accomplice; Josie Raye Bousman (Niece), arrested; Justin Dale Ray (Adoptive brother), charged with child endangerment and willful injury.

Source:
Starved teen looked like she was an ‘8-year-old,’ say day care visitors
Disabled Teen Drop-Kicked Down A Flight Of Stairs, Then Held Captive And Starved By Family, Including Grandma
Defenseless Adopted Teen Girl, 16, Drop-Kicked & Starved To Death In Iowa Home
Police: Brother ‘drop-kicked’ starved Iowa girl, grandmother helped in torture
Community mourns Sabrina’s death, plans grief services
A Voice for Sabrina Ray

Rekha Baloliya

No PhotoName: Rekha Baloliya.
Died: April 28, 2017.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
Disability: Mobility impaired after accident.

Details:
Rekha, bedridden after an accident, was set on fire by her brother-in-law and father-in-law, who were angry that her sister was spending time helping her. She was able to tell authorities who had set the fire before she died.

Perpetrator: Lalji Baloliya (Brother-in-law) and Narshi Baloliya (Father-in-law), both arrested and charged with murder.

Source: Bedridden woman set ablaze, 2 held

Nicholas Dean

Photo of Nicholas Dean, a boy with dark hair and light-brown skin, sitting in a wheelchair in front of an electric keyboard. He is wearing glasses and a striped shirt.Name: Nicholas Dean.
Died: March 1, 2017.
Age at death: 31.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bakersfield, California, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Nicholas was drugged, then strangled to death while he was home alone with his adoptive sister and her boyfriend.

He is the second homicide victim in his family. His older brother Jonathan was murdered by their adoptive father in 2014.

Perpetrator: Jessica Dean (Adoptive sister), Michael Hernandez (Sister’s boyfriend), under investigation.

Source:
Eyewitness News tip line prompts murder investigation
Homicide claims second brother in troubled adoptive family
The death of a disabled man is being investigated as a homicide

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

Robert Jones

No PhotoName: Robert Jones.
Died: February 8, 2017.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Fetal alcohol syndrome.

Details:
Robert was beaten to death by his niece.

Perpetrator: Tynisha Hall (Niece).

Source:
Woman charged with murder in death of uncle in Bridgeport
Conn. Woman Suspected in Uncle’s Murder: Police
Bridgeport woman accused of killing disabled uncle she was caring for
Bridgeport Cops: Caretaker arrested in disabled man’s death
Bridgeport woman accused of killing uncle appears in court
Bridgeport Police: Niece Killed Uncle, Then Propped Up Body With Cigarette
CNA accused of killing uncle then propping him up with a cigarette

Samuel Murrell

No PhotoName: Samuel Murrell.
Died: February 2, 2017.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Frail elderly.

Details:
Samuel was murdered by his nephew, who stabbed and strangled him.

Perpetrator: Greg Shields (Nephew), charged with murder and tampering with evidence.

Source:
Multiple injuries lead to death of man in murder case
Samuel Murrell Obituary – Bowling Green, Kentucky

Irene McLean

Photo of Irene McLean, an elderly woman with curly white hair and fair skin, wearing an embroidered sweater.Name: Irene McLean.
Died: January 10, 2017.
Age at death: 96.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Irene died from malnutrition and multiple rib fractures, after being removed from her home by adult protective services in terrible shape.

Irene visited over 100 countries during her lifetime. She liked swimming, yoga, and dance.

Perpetrator: A family member, who Irene lived with.

Source:
Malnutrition, Alzheimer’s and broken ribs cause of death for elderly woman taken from Virginia Beach home
A 96-year-old Virginia Beach woman was found with bruises and skin tears. Her friends want to know why.
Death of elderly Virginia Beach woman found with bruises, skin tears spurs police probe
96-year-old woman dies after being removed from horrific condition

Carol Simon and Brayden Otto

Picture of Carol Simon. She is a heavyset woman with brown curly hair and fair skin; she is wearing a pink fuzzy scarf. Brayden is a young boy with red hair and fair skin, wearing a collared orange shirt.Name: Carol Simon.
Age at death: 48.
Disability: Unspecified skin condition.

Name: Brayden Robert-Emil Otto.
Age at death: 7.
Disability: Unspecified disability.

Died: November 20, 2016.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.

Details:
Carol and her grandson Brayden were killed by her son, who strangled them and then slit their throats to make sure they were dead. Later, the killer claimed that he had done it as a “mercy killing”, because Carol was ill and wasn’t getting better and because Brayden was disabled.

Carol was an outgoing nurse who liked learning. Brayden was an elementary school student remembered for his big smile.

Perpetrator: Heath Allen Otto (Carol’s son, Brayden’s uncle), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Man told police he wanted to put mother, nephew out of their misery
7-year-old homicide victim was South Dakota suspect’s nephew
Name released of 7-year-old killed in double homicide
Accused killer makes amazing claim
Child in double killing also related to suspect
Child’s name released in double homicide
Brayden Otto, 7
Guestbook for Brayden Robert-Emil Otto
Brayden Otto’s Obituary
Carol L. Simon, 48
Monsters Among Us: Heath Otto charged with killing his mother, Carol Simon and a his 7-year-old nephew, Brayden Robert-Emil Otto

Patricia Swink

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Name: Patricia Diane Swink.
Died: November 2, 2016.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hickory, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified disability & vision impairment.

Details:
Patricia was killed by her niece and her niece’s son, who then proceeded to steal her car.

Perpetrator: Micky Lee Swink (Niece’s son), charged with first-degree murder and car theft; Tina Louise Swink (Niece), charged with first-degree murder; and Richard Lee Deal, accessory after the fact.

Source:
Three charged in murder of 66-year-old disabled woman
Hickory woman found dead in home, Police treat case as murder
Mother, son arrested in death of handicap woman
Relatives among three charged in killing of Hickory woman
Mother, son charged with first-degree murder appear in court for death penalty hearings

Shobhana

Photo of Shobhana, an Indian woman with her dark brown hair pulled back. She has light-brown skin and a bindi on her forehead.Name: Shobhana.
Died: September 26, 2016.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Edappal, Malappuram, Kerala, India.
Disability: Mentally disabled.

Details:
Shobhana and her daughter Shruthi, who both had a mental disorder, were living in a house by themselves. Their family lived nearby and were wealthy but apparently made no effort to ensure their welfare. Unable to care for themselves, Shobhana and Shruthi went hungry. After a week of starvation, Shobhana died and Shruthi was found weak from hunger.

Perpetrator: Her family.

Source:
Mentally disabled woman starves to death in Edappal
Mentally unstable woman found dead
Did mental illness and social neglect cause these two Kerala families to starve?