Chelsea and Connor Hill

Photo of two small children being held by an adult off-frame. The child on the left is a little girl with her dark-blond hair pulled away off her forehead, looking off to the left. She has pale skin. Her hands are blurred from flapping them. She is wearing a black dress with a white blouse. On the right is a little boy with wispy blond hair and pale skin, wearing a dark blue flannel shirt and hugging the adult's hand to his chest. His mouth is slightly open in a neutral expression.Name: Chelsea Hill.
Name: Connor Hill.

Died: August 5, 2021.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Starvation.
Location: Silverdale, Washington, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Twin siblings Chelsea and Connor’s mother presented herself at an emergency room and said she was suicidal, and that there were two people dead at her home. When investigators checked the home, they found Chelsea and Connor dead, and police arrested their mother, who told them that she had “lost track of time” and forgotten to feed Chelsea and Connor.

Case Status:
Sherrie Lynn Hill (Mother), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Autism Memorial: Chelsea and Connor Hill.
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Joyce Jeffries

No PhotoName: Joyce Ann Jeffries.
Died: July 24, 2021.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Spiegner, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Joyce’s son fatally shot her and her daughter-in-law Susan. He told his daughter that he was killing his mother because she had been recently diagnosed with dementia, then shot himself and died soon afterwards in the hospital. His daughter and her children survived unhurt.

Case Status:
William Jeffries (Son), deceased.

Source:
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Mark Pagan

Photo of a man with a mustache, wearing a dark blue shirt.Name: Mark Pagan.
Died: July 24, 2021.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Head trauma.
Location: Nashville, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Schizophrenia.

Details:
Mark lived with his sister, who cared for him. Mark and his sister were both allegedly attacked and battered by his nephew; Mark died from massive head injuries, and his sister Kris was hospitalized in serious condition.

Case Status:
Jared Dean Zisman (Nephew), charged with felony murder, felony aggravated battery-family violence, and two counts of felony aggravated assault family violence.

Source:
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Unknown Man

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: July 15, 2021.
Age at death: 60s.
Cause of death: Beating.
Location: Draubuta Village, Navosa, Fiji.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Details:
This man’s son allegedly got drunk and beat him to death.

Case Status:
Korotolu Tasere (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
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Jasmine Singletary

Photo of a small girl with blond hair.Name: Jasmine Singletary.
Died: July 13, 2021.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Internal injury.
Location: Pensacola, Florida, USA.
Disability: A neuromuscular disorder.

Details:
Jasmine had been admitted to the hospital for an infection, and was alone in her room with her mother and grandmother when she was found dying of massive injuries to her ribs and liver–injuries that had not been there at admission. Police, who questioned her mother, say her mother admitted to bludgeoning her with a table after Jasmine cursed at her.

Case Status:
Jessica Bortle (Mother), charged with manslaughter.

Source:
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Sermakani

Photo of a young woman in a white graduation cap.Name: Sermakani.
Died: July 12, 2021.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.
Disability: Learning disability.

Details:
Sermakani’s family found her a husband, but when they realized she was already five months pregnant, they allegedly killed her and reported it as a natural death. Neighbors suspected foul play and reported the death to the police, who say that, when arrested, Sermakan’s mother and sister admitted to strangling her to “end their misery and save their pride”.

Case Status:
Murder case registered.
Murugammal (Mother), arrested.
Selvi (Sister), arrested.

Source:
Unmarried Pregnant Woman With Learning Disability Murdered By Mother, Sister

Rahim Sahikh

No PhotoName: Rahim Gulab Sahikh.
Died: June 8, 2021.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Strangled; throat cut.
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Unspecified chronic illness.

Details:
Rahim was found in his home, having been killed two days earlier by strangulation and having his throat cut. Police, who arrested his son, say Rahim’s son said he had done it to “rid him of his suffering”. Rahim’s son had a history of violence; his wife had left him after he attacked her with a knife.

Case Status:
Nayeem Rahim Shaikh (Son), accused of murder.

Source:
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Ekadashi Swain

No PhotoName: Ekadashi Swain.
Died: July 4, 2021.
Age at death: 38.
Cause of death: Beaten.
Location: Khasadi village, Kendrapara, Odisha, India.
Disability: Unspecified; physically challenged.

Details:
Ekadashi was on his way home from the field when his cousin and some accomplices allegedly ambushed him and bludgeoned him to death with a plank. Police say the motive was a property dispute.

Case Status:
Santosh Swain (Cousin), wanted for murder.
Nidhiram Swain (Relative), wanted for murder.
Unnamed woman, wanted for murder.

Source:
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Janet Kotopka

No PhotoName: Janet Kotopka.
Died: June 20, 2021.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
When he was arrested for shooting her, Janet’s husband told investigators he was “exhausted and couldn’t take care of her any longer,” and that he worried about the cost of moving her to a nursing home.

Case Status:
John Kotopka (Husband), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
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Lauri Deatherage

Photo of a smiling woman.Name: Lauri Anne Deatherage.
Died: June 18, 2021.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Shot.
Location: Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Disabled veteran.

Details:
Less than a week after her second marriage, Lauri was allegedly shot and killed by her ex-husband.

Lauri made custom cards and dresses for the Renaissance fair.

Case Status:
Robert D. McCloud (Ex-husband), charged with second-degree intentional murder.

Source:
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