Basma Rafay

Black-and-white photo of Basma Rafay, a young woman.Name: Basma Rafay
Died: July 13, 1994.
Age at death: 20.
Cause of death: Multiple Murder.
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Basma was bludgeoned to death by her brother and his friend. They also killed her parents, Tariq and Sultana Rafay.

Perpetrator: Atif Rafay (Brother), Sebastian Burns (Brother’s friend). Both were convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Source: The Rafay Family Murders

Josiah Carroll

No PhotoName: Josiah Carroll.
Died: June 14, 1993.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Cedarville, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Josiah was smothered by his older brother.

Perpetrator: Parents Kathleen and Timothy Carroll, brother James Carroll. The crime was witnessed by Josiah’s brother Isaiah, but his testimony was not considered because he is non-verbal and communicates by pointing.

Source: Boy Saw Slaying, He Tells

Mollie Carroll

No PhotoName: Mollie Carroll.
Died: December 9, 1992.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Cedarville, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Cri-du-chat syndrome.

Details:
Mollie’s cause of death has been ruled inconclusive, but it is likely that she was smothered. Her death went unreported for at least twelve hours.

Mollie’s death is suspicious because the couple who adopted him has had five of their children die, and four of those deaths, including Noah’s, were investigated as possible homicides with both parents and 16-year-old older brother implicated.

Perpetrator: Parents Kathleen and Timothy Carroll, brother James Carroll. No charges.

Source: Hannah, Noah, Mollie, and Josiah Carroll

Noah Carroll

No PhotoName: Noah Carroll.
Died: November 15, 1992.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Cedarville, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Prenatal cocaine exposure; epilepsy.

Details:
Noah’s cause of death has been ruled inconclusive, but it is likely that he was smothered.

Noah’s death is suspicious because the couple who adopted him has had five of their children die, and four of those deaths, including Noah’s, were investigated as possible homicides with both parents and 16-year-old older brother implicated.

Perpetrator: Parents Kathleen and Timothy Carroll, brother James Carroll. No charges.

Source: Hannah, Noah, Mollie, and Josiah Carroll

Hannah Carroll

No PhotoName: Hannah Mercy Carroll.
Died: September 21, 1992.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Cedarville, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
While babysitting, Hannah’s brother burned her with bleach over a third of her body. Her parents did not seek medical attention until three days later when she was unconscious and dying from pneumonia.

Perpetrator: Kathleen and Timothy Carroll (Adoptive parents), pleaded guilty to child neglect, given probation; James Carroll (Brother), no charges.

Source: Hannah, Noah, Mollie, and Josiah Carroll
Girl tried to protect self