Patricia Whitney-Jones

Photo of an older woman with white hair and pale skin, in a formal blouse and silver necklace.Name: Patricia Ann Whitney-Jones.
Died: August 7, 2019.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Ferndale, Washington, USA.
Disability: Unspecified health conditions, including mobility impairment.

Details:
Patricia was shot by her husband, who then called police and shot himself before they arrived. He left notes explaining that he had killed Patricia because he couldn’t afford to treat her medical conditions.

Patricia worked as an executive assistant for San Diego State University and the Kumeyaay Tribal Council. After her retirement, she enjoyed doing genealogy research and gardening. She had two daughters, one son, four grandsons and a great-granddaughter; she liked traveling across the country to visit her family.

Patricia loved her two dogs, which she called her “fur-babies”. The dogs were taken to the Humane Society when she was murdered.

Perpetrator: Brian S. Jones (Husband).

Source:
Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, note says they could not afford medical care
Couple dead in apparent murder-suicide left notes saying they couldn’t afford medical care, police say
Ferndale couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide
Patricia Whitney-Jones’s Obituary

Cristina Pangalangan

Photo of a young girl sitting in a wheelchair, her hair messy, lips pursed, looking annoyed.Name: Cristina Pangalangan.
Died: August 5, 2019.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Colleton County, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
On a hot August day, Cristina’s mother deliberately left her in the car for five hours.  According to investigators, she checked on her twice, once at noon, before continuing to leave her in the car, and then again at 3pm where she claimed to discover the car was locked and her and her boyfriend had to leave to get a spare set of keys. When first responders who received a call about a child in a locked car arrived on the scene, they found that she had died.

Her eighth-grade teachers remember her as a “very motivated student” who smiled at everyone.

Perpetrator: Rita Pangalangan (Mother), charged with murder; Larry King (mother’s boyfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
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Report: Two charged with murder after deliberately leaving disabled 13-year-old in car for several hours
Man, woman charged with murder in Colleton County after girl’s death in hot car
Teacher, boyfriend charged in 13-year-old’s death
Teacher mum ‘left disabled daughter, 13, to die in roasting hot car for 5 hours’
Colleton girl’s accused killers had multiple brushes with police amid rocky relationship
Authorities identify 13-year-old girl who died after being left in car
Mom, boyfriend left disabled girl in vehicle 5 hours before death, Colleton deputies say
Teacher of the Year ‘left her disabled teenage daughter to die in roasting car’
Cristina Pangalangan hot car death: Rita Pangalangan & Larry King charged w/ murder
Mother, Boyfriend Charged With Murder After 13-Year-Old Girl With Special Needs Dies in Hot Car
Woman leaves kids in hot car week after sister died in their mom’s hot car, SC police say

Malachi Lawson

A small boy with thick glasses, front teeth missing, hair in cornrows, wearing a soccer shirt.Name: Malachi Lawson.
Died: August 4, 2019.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Disability: Walked with a limp; possibly autism

Details:
Malachi’s mother and her partner initially reported him missing. Later, they admitted they had burned him by making him sit in a bathtub full of hot water after he had a potty-training accident. His body was found in a dumpster.

Malachi loved Paw Patrol and Mickey Mouse. He liked dancing and his favorite color was blue. He had been taken into foster care, but returned to his mother and her partner.

Perpetrator: Alicia Lawson (Mother) and Shatika Lawson (Mother’s partner), both charged with neglect resulting in the death of a minor, first-degree child abuse, reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and false statement.

Source:
Missing Baltimore 4-Year-Old Found Dead in a Dumpster: Police
‘Remembering Our Superhero’ | 4-Year-Old Malachi Lawson Laid To Rest Tuesday
Family says goodbye to 4-year old Baltimore boy with songs, praise and a comic book in a tearful service

Sbusiso Mhlanga

No PhotoName: Sbusiso Quin Mhlanga.
Died: July 28, 2019 (Body found); missing November 20, 2014.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Disability: Unspecified, wheelchair user.

Details:
Sbusiso lived with his younger brother, who murdered him for “not using the correct dish to relieve himself”. Then he buried his brother’s body, dumped his wheelchair in the river, and collected his brother’s disability pension for the next few years.

Perpetrator: His brother, charged with murder, theft, and obstruction of justice.

Source: Brother arrested for killing his sibling

Gail Camerota

No PhotoName: Gail Camerota.
Died: July 20, 2019.
Age at death: 79.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; nursing home resident.

Details:
Gail’s husband went to the nursing home where they lived, shot her, and killed himself.

Gail was a secretary for DuPont, and later worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer. She enjoyed time at the gym and liked going to the Winterthur museum, which is home to a collection of artifacts related to the history, culture, and folklore of the United States.

Perpetrator: Louis M. Camerota (Husband).

Source:
Gail Minghetti’s Obituary
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Marge

No PhotoName: Marge (Last name unknown).
Died: July 20, 2019.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: South Whittier, California, USA.
Disability: Dementia, wheelchair user; frail elder.

Details:
Marge was stabbed to death by her husband.

Perpetrator: Bob (husband); hospitalized in critical condition after suicide attempt.

Source: 89-Year-Old Man Believed to Have Fatally Stabbed Wife, Wounded Self in South Whittier: Officials

L. A. C.

No PhotoL. A. C.
Died: July 20, 2019.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
This little boy, known only by his initials, was hit in the head until he was unconscious by his stepfather, who then waited hours to bring him to the hospital. On arrival, he was too injured to live. He had his sixth birthday while he was unconscious at the hospital, and died two days later.

Perpetrator: Carl Bookout (Stepfather), charged with reckless homicide and with not providing his updated address for the sex-offender registry.

Source:
Autistic 6-year-old brutally beaten by sex offender stepfather suffers skull fracture before bleeding to death
‘Stepdad battered boy, 6, so hard his brain was forced to one side of his skull’
Step-dad arrested in connection with death of his six-year-old stepson
Stepfather faces homicide charge in death of 6-year-old boy with autism who ‘fell down the stairs’

Unknown Woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: July 11, 2019.
Age at death: Elder.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; nursing home resident.

Details:
This woman’s husband went to her nursing home and shot her to death before killing himself.

Perpetrator: Her husband.

Source:
Wife, husband dead in murder-suicide outside Upper Peninsula nursing home
Husband, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide in Chippewa County
Police: Husband and wife involved in murder-suicide outside nursing home
Couple found shot on U.P. nursing home lawn is apparent murder-suicide
Police Investigating Murder-Suicide at Chippewa Co. Assisted Living Facility

Kiyoko Otsuka

Photo of an older Japanese woman wearing glasses and a blouse.Name: Kiyoko Otsuka.
Died: July 7, 2019.
Age at death: 96.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Mobility impaired.

Details:
Ms. Otsuka had been unable to go outside because of problems with her leg for several months. She lived with her son and daughter-in-law.

Ms. Otsuka was strangled by her daughter-in-law, who explained that she had done it because she couldn’t sleep because she was taking care of Ms. Otsuka.

Perpetrator: Fumiko Otsuka (Daughter-in-law), charged with murder.

Source:
Aichi: Woman, 70, suspected of killing bedridden mother-in-law

Ari Ase, Mya Ase, and John Savage

Photos of Ari, Mya, and John, three African-American children.Name: Ari Ase.
Age at death: 8.
Disability: Autism.

Name: Mya Ase.
Age at death: 7.
Disability: Autism.

Name: John Savage.
Age at death: 3.
Disability: Autism.

Died: July 7, 2019.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Syracuse, New York, USA.

Details:
Ari, Mya, and John were all autistic. Ari smiled all the time; Mya sung songs. Both liked music. Mya was a talented artist whose teacher thought she would one day become famous. Ari would read the dictionary for fun. Three-year-old John, a precocious boy who could already count and spell, loved reading books.

Their mother packed the three children into a rental car and ignited a charcoal grill, filling the car with carbon monoxide and killing them all.

Perpetrator: Crystal Savage (Mother).

Source:
DA: Mom in murder-suicide was in “utter despair”, kids were “high maintenance” for her
Dad IDs mom, 3 children killed in Syracuse murder-suicide
Dad of boy killed by mom in Syracuse murder-suicide: ‘He was everything that I had’ (video)
Woman and 3 Children Died From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Inside Vehicle: Report
Crystal Savage’s sister: Her story is ‘bigger than’ murder-suicide
Syracuse mother’s trail of hardship ends with murder-suicide
Community Gathers to Remember Kids Lost in Murder-Suicide
Mom lights a charcoal grill in trunk of a rental car to kill herself, three children: Report
Mom’s struggles and note at center of probe into her suicide, murder of 3 kids