2020 New Names

Names entered into the list in 2019. Some of these deaths are earlier than 2019 because they did not come to the attention of the police, the media, or our researchers until 2019. Total new names this year: 171.

Thy Chan, 16, August 1997, neglected by her foster parents.
Kirk Hammersley-Baker, 7, March 1999, strangled by his father.
Peggy Johnson, 23, July 1999, abused by her caregiver.
Cynthia Hrisco, 47, February 2000, drowned by her husband.
Christian Ferguson, 9, June 2003, neglected by his father.
Carry-Ann Brown, 14, August 2003, died in a deliberate car crash caused by her father.
Katherine Mudski, 73, June 2008, neglected by her son.
Thomas Hayden, 62, January 2012, killed by his wife.
Mary Matteson, 87, July 2012, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Skyler Craighead, 5 months, November 2013, starved by her mother.
James Sootheran, 59, March 2014, .
Noama Ware, 78, October 2014, beaten by her husband and son.
Anthony Tomaselli, 85, March 2015, .
Thembisile Dlamini, 58, May 2015, shot and burned by her grandson-in-law.
Meredith Jessie, 6, July 2015, stabbed by her mother.
Bruce Rangitutia, 55, December 2015, died from his brother and sister-in-law’s abuse and neglect.
Ameri Martin, 10, January 2019, left in the bathtub to drown by his family.
Cecilia Madray, 76, April 2016, bludgeoned by her son.
Kayce McDermed, 16, May 2016, starved by her guardian.
Stephanie McGeough, 54, September 2016, strangled by her brother.
96-year-old woman, 96, Unknown, neglected by her great-grandson.
Moti Sahu, 43, February 2017, beaten by his brother.
Maria Stiles, 90, March 2017, neglected by her son.
Tyson Clark-Robertson, 24, April 2017, bludgeoned to death by his housemate.
Colton Johnson, 2, June 2017, denied medical care by his mother.
Mathew Dunbar, 42, August 2017, poisoned by his wife.
Ann Marie Boardman, 70, August 2017, neglected by her daughter.
Dominique, 8, August 2017, strangled by his foster father’s girlfriend.
Kaylie Lis-Lalande, 9, September 2017, starved by her mother.
Valerie Wallach, 61, September 2017, neglected by her husband.
Kayden McGuinness, 3, September 2017, bludgeoned by his caregiver.
Richard Dubuc, 62, October 2017, beaten by his brother.
Elba Monroig, 61, October 2017, bludgeoned by her housemate.
James Chewning, 79, November 2017, abused and neglected by his stepson.
Kendall Chick, 4, December 2017, beaten by her grandparents.
Sarah-Jane Gatt, 40, January 2018, killed by a housemate.
Cristina Prodan, 27, January 2018, bludgeoned by her ex-boyfriend.
Lorene Hopkins-Pequignot, 69, January 2018, strangled by her husband.
Levi Illingayuk, 66, February 2018, beaten by his son.
Andrea Bartlett, 38, February 2018, neglected by her family.
3-year-old girl, 3, February 2018, smothered by her mother.
Belladonna Loke, 10, February 2018, starved by her mother.
Kenny Khan, 78, February 2018, neglected by his wife.
Yoshi Kinouchi, 86, February 2018, strangled by her son.
Patricia Gottlieb, 83, March 2018, neglected by her daughter.
Douglas Fischer, 77, March 2018, shot by his daughter’s ex-boyfriend.
Judith Howe, 73, April 2018, neglected by her daughter.
Pearlie Williams, 77, May 2018, neglected by his daughter and granddaughter.
Mae-Kim Lem, 76, June 2018, strangled by her husband.
Chloe Hobbs, 11, June 2018, neglected by her father and his girlfriend.
Peggy Pettis, 64, June 2018, poisoned by her husband.
Vanessa Comer, 21, July 2018, starved by her father.
Dante Mullinix, 2, September 2018, beaten by his mother’s boyfriend.
Stacy Hunsucker, 32, September 2018, poisoned by her husband.
Logan Starling, 4, September 2018, left in a hot car by his father’s fiance.
Kelly Barber, 57, October 2018, killed by her boyfriend.
Gabrielle Michaelis, 58, October 2018, poisoned by her daughter.
Ann Pomphret, 49, November 2018, bludgeoned by her husband.
Emily Hampshire, 14, November 2018, died from diabetes because of her mother’s medical neglect.
Yulia Nezhikhovskaya, 32, December 2018, poisoned by her mother.
Frank Novak, 92, December 2018, beaten by his son.
Sheila Small, 73, December 2018, bludgeoned by her husband.
John Likeness, 54, December 2018, shot with an arrow by his roommate.
Zha-Nae Wilkerson, 9, January 2019, neglected by her adoptive mother.
Willie Moore, 60, January 2019, shot by his son.
Sudesh Gupta, 67, January 2019, strangled by his wife.
George Rusnack, 73, January 2019, neglected by his caregivers.
Deborah Lynch, 62, January 2019, stabbed by her housemate.
Chet Scharnick, 84, January 2019, killed by his stepdaughter.
Elvis Dry, 61, January 2019, burned alive by his live-in caregiver.
Anita Arias, 87, January 2019, neglected by her grandson.
Sharon McManness, 75, January 2019, abused by her son.
Donna Featherstone, 78, January 2019, neglected by her son.
Keith Theriot, 50, January 2019, .
Tina Stimmell, 56, January 2019, shot by her husband.
Heidi Winchester, 50, January 2019, killed by her husband.
Julie Kneifl, 72, January 2019, had her throat slashed by her husband.
Chun Li, 35, February 2019, burned by her husband.
Theresa Bagwell, 58, February 2019, shot by her husband.
Evelyn Scott, 77, February 2019, throat slit by her niece’s boyfriend.
Mary Fitzgerald, 85, February 2019, neglected by her daughter and grandson.
Mia Edmundson, 9, February 2019, denied medical treatment by her mother.
Kiyoshi Suzukawa, 81, March 2019, .
5-year-old girl, 5, March 2019, abused by her parents.
Kazuno Soeda, 6, March 2019, strangled by her mother.
Harish, 28, March 2019, poisoned by his mother in a murder-suicide.
Santosh, 25, March 2019, poisoned by his mother in a murder-suicide.
Ashlyn Ellis, 14, March 2019, left alone by her mother locked into her bed and died in a house fire.
Ja’hir Gibbons, 2, March 2019, abused by his mother and her boyfriend.
Kashaiah P, 40, March 2019, strangled by his wife and her lover.
Janette Dunbavand, 81, March 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Rebecca Fogel, 22, March 2019, killed by her father in a murder-suicide.
Vivek Kakadiya, 22, March 2019, strangled by his sister-in-law.
Sam Koets, 16, March 2019, drowned because he was neglected by his father.
Kylee Willis, 4, March 2019, beaten to death by her mother’s boyfriend.
Linnie Everett, 80, March 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Tika Young, 37, March 2019, bludgeoned by her housemate.
Paula Meadows, 83, April 2019, killed by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Jaden Webb, 8, April 2019, shot by his grandmother in a murder-suicide.
Jorden Webb, 8, April 2019, shot by his grandmother in a murder-suicide.
Sarah Dubois-Gilbeau, 5, April 2019, beaten to death by her father.
Dhunalutchmee Naidoo, 69, April 2019, throat slit by her husband.
Alexandra Jacobs, 77, April 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Robbie Ballenger, 8, April 2019, starved by his grandmother.
Andrew Freund Jr., 5, April 2019, beaten to death by his parents.
Duke Flores, 6, April 2019, missing and presumed dead; his mother and aunt are charged with murder.
Gwendolyn Thombleson, 66, May 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Mavis Long, 77, May 2019, strangled by her husband.
Esther Wavinya, 37, May 2019, raped and murdered by her relatives.
Steven May, 50, May 2019, beaten by his housemate.
Sachio Uzue, 86, May 2019, stabbed and bludgeoned by her husband.
Eiichiro Kumazawa, 44, June 2019, stabbed by his father.
Betty Crews, 72, June 2019, neglected by her daughter and son-in-law.
Alma Shaver, 80, June 2019, shot by her husband.
Wilma Melchert, 85, June 2019, poisoned by her daughter.
91-year-old woman, 91, June 2019, beaten by her son.
Darlene Conger, 66, June 2019, neglected by her caregivers.
Shabhana, Adult, June 2019, bludgeoned by her husband.
Kushal, 2, July 2019, beaten to death by his parents during a botched exorcism.
Ashamati, 75, July 2019, burned to death by her son.
Syamala, Adult, July 2019, killed by her father with a sickle.
Ari Ase, 8, July 2019, gassed by his mother in a murder-suicide.
Mya Ase, 7, July 2019, gassed by her mother in a murder-suicide.
Kiyoko Otsuka, 96, July 2019, strangled by her daughter-in-law.
John Savage, 3, July 2019, gassed by his mother in a murder-suicide.
Unknown Woman, Elder, July 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
L. A. C., 6, July 2019, beaten by his father.
Marge, 83, July 2019, stabbed by her husband.
Gail Camerota, 79, July 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Sbusiso Mhlanga, Elder, July 2019, murdered by his brother.
Malachi Lawson, 4, August 2019, burned with hot water by his mother and stepmother.
Cristina Pangalangan, 13, August 2019, deliberately left in a hot car by her mother.
Patricia Whitney-Jones, 76, August 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Victor Villa, 75, August 2019, scalded and stabbed by his wife.
Adam Schneider, 39, August 2019, neglected by his brother.
Vanessa Mayfield, 31, August 2019, killed by her fiance.
14-year-old girl, 14, August 2019, killed by her mother.
Polly Bahadoor, 83, August 2019, bludgeoned by a relative.
Dinah Durham, 65, September 2019, .
Amzin Shaw, 63, September 2019, died in a fire set by her niece’s boyfriend.
Skylea Carmack, 10, September 2019, strangled by her stepmother.
Hector Pizarro, 16, September 2019, starved and neglected by his mother.
“DH”, Newborn Baby Girl, Newborn, September 2019, thrown out a window by her mother.
Jakie Toole, 5, September 2019, burned and beaten by his caregiver.
Joel Parks, 30, September 2019, poisoned by his grandmother.
John Robinson, 47, September 2019, beaten by his girlfriend.
G. B., 6, September 2019, drowned and burned by his father.
Conner Snyder, 8, September 2019, hanged by his mother, along with his little sister.
Sandra Shaffer, 65, September 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Mildred Costanza, 78, October 2019, neglected and poisoned by her daughter.
Jaime Feden, 33, October 2019, suffocated by her boyfriend.
Dorothy Davis, 77, October 2019, shot by her husband.
Aiko Matsubara, 90, October 2019, smothered by her granddaughter.
Jacqueline Juhlin, 50, October 2019, shot by her husband.
Terri-Lynn Thompson, 54, October 2019, killed by her husband.
Sefiah Hamid, 62, November 2019, stabbed by her son.
Shinobu Kishimoto, 95, November 2019, strangled by her daughter-in-law.
Takio Kishimoto, 70, November 2019, strangled by his wife.
Yoshio Kishimoto, 93, November 2019, strangled by his daughter-in-law.
Sharon Theleman, 51, November 2019, stabbed by her mother.
Patricia Sander, 73, December 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Sayoko Inada, 70, December 2019, stabbed by her mother in a murder-suicide.
Mohd Amjad, 8, December 2019, beaten by his mother’s boyfriend.
Harilal, 20, December 2019, strangled by his mother.
Masako Ikawa, 82, December 2019, strangled by her husband.
Henko Naudé, 17, January 2020, shot by his father, along with his whole family.
Samantha Roberts, 20, January 2020, bludgeoned by a housemate.
Thomas Valva, 8, January 2020, died of hypothermia from being made to sleep in an unheated garage.
Dustin Baggett, 15, January 2020, died in an arson fire set by a household member.
James Tate, 74, January 2020, stabbed by his son.
Makeisha Maynard, 8, February 2020, beaten to death by her father, who then committed suicide.
5-year-old girl, 5, February 2020, strangled by her mother.