Sebastian Christian

Portrait photo of a man with tan skin, black hair and bushy mustache, wearing a checked blue and white shirt.Name: Sebastian Christian.
Died: November 22, 2023.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Bludgeoned.
Location: Alappuzha, Kerala, India.
Disability: Mobility impaired/Bedridden due to car accident injury.

Sebastian’s son was so angry at him for soiling the bed and refusing to eat that he allegedly beat him to death.

Case Status:
Sebin Christian (Son), charged with murder.

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Vivian Kefauver

No PhotoName: Vivian Norwood Kefauver.
Died: November 17, 2023.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Broken neck.
Location: Houston, Texas, USA.
Disability: Disabled elder.

Vivian’s daughter is accused of strangling her with a gait belt (a mobility device used to help people stand or transfer from one place to another).

Case Status:
Suzette Annette Kefauver (Daughter), charged with murder.

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Logan Halstead

Photo of a teenage boy sitting in a wheelchair, head tilted to one side. He has pale skin and short brown hair, and is wearing a blue and gray shirt with the image of a Star Wars Storm Trooper and Darth Vader on it. His eyes are half-closed, and he looks sleepy.Name: Logan Halstead.
Died: October 29, 2023.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Headland, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Spina bifida.

When Logan’s parents moved out, the new tenants who moved in were horrified to discover Logan’s body hidden in an old freezer in the backyard. Over a week earlier, Logan’s father had called police, allegedly confessing to putting the young man’s body there. The police simply looked in the freezer and did not find the body, but did arrest Logan’s father because he hadn’t shown up to court for a domestic violence charge. Only when the new tenants started emptying the freezer was Logan found. Initially arrested just for corpse abuse, Logan’s parents were eventually charged with manslaughter. Prosecutors say they “recklessly and consciously disregarded the treatment of Logan which resulted in his death.”

Case Status:
Michael Halstead (Father), charged with reckless manslaughter and corpse abuse.
Karen Halstead (Mother), charged with reckless manslaughter and corpse abuse.

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Ahmad and Ava Jackson

Name: Ahmad Jackson.
Name: Ava Jackson.

Died: October 20, 2023.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: Sanford, Florida, USA.
Disability: Unspecified special needs.

When Ahmad and Ava’s mother jumped off a bridge and died, authorities checked on Amahd and Ava and found the twins dead in their beds; they had been smothered.

Their loved ones remember Ava as “the talkative one”, and Ahmad as the “quiet observer”. The two were kindergarten students at a local school.

Case Status:
Catorreia Hutto (Mother), deceased. Deaths ruled homicide-suicide.

Photo of a young boy with black hair and dark-brown skin, wearing a black polo shirt and a backpack. Some spots of vitiligo are visible on his face, lightening skin under his mouth and one eye.
Ahmad Jackson

Photo of a small girl with her hair in braids and a bow atop her head, smiling for the camera and holding up a "V" sign. She is wearing a purple tank top and a lime-green bracelet.
Ava Jackson

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Ethan Ruiz

No PhotoName: Ethan Ortiz Ruiz.
Died: October 14, 2023.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Drowning.
Location: Sanford, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Ethan went missing and was found later that day drowned in a pond; he was rushed to the hospital, but could not be resuscitated. At first this was thought to be an unforeseeable accident, since young children, especially those who are autistic, often love water and do not understand the danger of drowning. However, when police investigated, they found that Ethan’s parents had known that he was completely capable of leaving the house unsupervised. He had been lost three times before he died, and no precautions had been taken to prevent it from happening again. His parents were under the influence of marijuana when Ethan left the house for the final time.

Case Status:
Barbara Ruiz (Mother), charged with aggravated manslaughter.
Lester Ortiz (Father), charged with aggravated manslaughter.

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Amanpreet Alsubaihi

Photo of a boy with light-brown skin and curly brown hair, lying on his back. He is wearing a yellow shirt. His expression is pensive, and he is looking at something he is holding in his hands.Name: Amanpreet “Abraham” Alsubaihi.
Died: October 13, 2023.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Reno, Nevada, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Police were called to a hotel room, where they found Abraham unresponsive. Despite lifesaving efforts, he could not be revived; police suspect that his mother had strangled him.

Abraham liked visiting the park, where he could run around or play on the swings.

Case Status:
Ansonia Laws (Mother), charged with open murder.

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Jean Salter

No PhotoName: Jean Ann Salter.
Died: October 8, 2023.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Mount Maunganui, North Island, New Zealand.
Disability: Dementia.

Jean’s dementia was progressing, and it had been suggested that Jean should be moved to a residential facility; her husband, upset that they might be separated, strangled her with a necktie. The killer claimed that there was a suicide pact, but there is no evidence of this save for his claim, and Jean, impaired by dementia, would not have been able to consent to an assisted suicide.

Case Status:
John Alfred Salter (Husband), pleaded guilty to murder.

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Thérèse Brassard-Lévesque

No PhotoName: Thérèse Brassard-Lévesque.
Died: September 30, 2023.
Age at death: 79.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Thérèse and her partner were found unconscious in her room at her senior living home. Thérèse was declared dead at the scene, but her partner was taken to the hospital, where his condition improved. Police believe that Thérèse’s partner killed her and then tried to kill himself, but survived the attempt.

Case Status:
Gilles Brassard (Partner), charged with first-degree murder.

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Dana Morris

Black and white photo of a woman with light skin and moderately dark hair, smiling for the camera. Name: Dana Morris.
Died: September 30, 2023.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Stabbed with screwdriver.
Location: Modesto, California, USA.
Disability: Double leg amputee.

Dana was stabbed to death with a screwdriver. Police detained her son, who was charged with the murder.

Dana was an artistic woman who created jewelry and beadwork. A creative and resourceful individual, she could often find ways to help others even when it seemed she didn’t have the means to do so.

Case Status:
Zachary Ray Morris (Son), charged with murder and abuse of a dependent adult.

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Florence Brown

Photo of an older lady with pale skin and curly, short white hair; she is wearing square-rimmed glasses, a pastel purple striped blouse, and a yellow vest.Name: Florence Brown.
Died: September 12, 2023.
Age at death: 94.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Florence’s husband called police to tell them he had just shot his wife. Police arrived to find Florence and her husband with gunshot wounds; Florence, who had been shot multiple times, was dead on arrival at the hospital, and her husband died later that night.

Case Status:
Stanley Brown (Husband), deceased.

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