Lourdi Ramadan

Photo of a woman with straight brown hair and fair skin, sunglasses propped on her head, squinting into the sun.Name: Lourdi “Lordy” Ramadan.
Died: April 23, 2021.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Homicide.
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Disability: Fibromyalgia.

Details:
Lordy was found dead inside the home she and her partner, who also served as her caregiver, shared, along with the body of her partner.

Lordy used to buy coffee for, and give money to, her homeless neighbors. She would do anything for her family.

Case Status:
Craig Bouma (Partner), committed suicide.

Source:
Family of woman who died in suspected murder-suicide says there were no signs her partner might kill her
Woman found stuffed into chest named as chilling note emerges
Brother of woman who died in suspected murder-suicide says there were no signs her partner might kill her
Help bring Lordy home, organized by Alex Ramadan
‘Taken too soon’: Woman found in Gold Coast chest identified, as family starts fundraiser
‘Tragic event’: Woman found in furniture chest in suspected Gold Coast murder-suicide identified
Tributes flow after suspected Gold Coast murder suicide
Gold Coast murder-suicide victim mourned by her heartbroken family

Dalbert Edwards

Photo of a black man with short hair, wearing a white button-up shirt.Name: Dalbert Edwards.
Died: March 15, 2021.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Portmore, Saint Catherine, Jamaica.
Disability: Stroke; mobility impaired.

Details:
Dalbert was found stabbed to death on his kitchen floor. Police arrested his son.

Dalbert was known as “Uncle Lance” by the neighbors.

Case Status:
Shamar Edwards (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Portmore man’s son charged with murder
Disabled man killed in Portmore, son in custody

Naomi Kaneko

No PhotoName: Naomi Kaneko.
Died: March 5, 2021.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, Japan.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, wheelchair user.

Details:
Naomi died from stab wounds to the head and torso. Police say that her aide, with whom she had been in a relationship, called them and admitted that he had “stabbed someone”.

Case Status:
Koichi Katayama (Boyfriend, aide), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
Man arrested over murder of disabled woman in Tokyo apartment

Guadalupe Martinez

Portrait photo of a young woman with short dark hair, wearing a red dress and make-up.Name: Guadalupe “Lupita” Martinez.
Died: January 28, 2021.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Throat cut.
Location: Othello, Washington, USA.
Disability: Autism, intellectual disability.

Details:
Guadalupe, called “Lupita” by her family, lived with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend. Her mother’s boyfriend is accused of killing her mother after an argument and then, when Guadalupe walked in on the killing, slamming her head against the floor and cutting her throat.

Guadalupe loved nail polish, costume jewelry and music.

Case status:
Mauricio Nava-Garibay (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of removal or concealment of a body.

Source:
Guadalupe Martinez Obituary
‘We are all scared’: Neighbors speak after the murders of two women in Othello
Othello man admits to murdering two women: Court documents
Man Stabs and Chops Up Girlfriend And Her Daughter After Argument

Michael Montgomery

Photo of African-American man with a mustache, wearing a blue top.Name: Michael Montgomery.
Died: January 13, 2021.
Age at death: 34.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
When they encountered Michael’s cousin, police say he was lying on the road in the middle of traffic and confessed to them that he had killed his cousin; when they searched his house, they found Michael’s wrapped body in a crawl space.

Michael’s caregiver says he was kind, caring, and often talked about how much he loved his family. “I know how he is, she says, “and how he would tell me, you gotta stay strong. Keep that smile on your face.”

Case status:
Jason Payne (Cousin), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Affidvait: Man confesses to killing cousin, placing body in bag, inside crawlspace
Wichita cops found slain man’s body zipped in bag in basement crawl space: affidavit
Caretaker speaks out after former patient is murdered
Police identify man killed in disturbance at E. Wichita home
Wichita stabbing victim identified, cousin arrested

William and Eric Smithson

No PhotoName:William Harvey Smithson.
Age at death: 54.
Disability: Unspecified special needs.

Name: Eric Russell Smithson.
Age at death: 78.
Disability: Chronic illness/frail elder.

Died: November 24, 2020.
Cause of death: Shooting.
Location: Clermont, Florida, USA.

Details:
Eric and his son William lived with his wife. Authorities concluded that Eric’s wife shot and killed her husband and son, then killed herself.

Case status:
Joyce Lorraine Smithson (wife/mother), died by suicide.

Source:
Florida woman accused of killing husband, son with special needs in double murder-suicide
Deputies: Woman killed her husband, son with special needs before killing herself
Elderly Woman Murdered Her Ill Husband and Special Needs Son Before Dying by Suicide: Deputies
Incident 11-24-2020 Florida Clermont 2-1

Shannon Lloyd

Photo of a middle-aged man holding a small shaggy dog.Name: Shannon Lloyd.
Died: October 28, 2020.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Racine, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: TBI and physical injuries from childhood motor vehicle accident.

Details:
Shannon lived with his mother, who cared for him. When he fell, she allegedly did not call for help; instead, she dragged him to the bathroom and waited for days. Concerned family members had been unable to reach him or his mother, and finally asked the police to do a welfare check. Shannon was found dead on his bathroom floor, and his mother was arrested. Police say that she said she didn’t want to take him to the hospital even though she knew he probably had broken bones, and wanted him to “die a peaceful death”.

Shannon loved animals, especially his “fur baby”, Bella. He enjoyed reading, sports, and classic rock music

Case status:
Cheryl Christensen (Mother), charged with negligently subjecting an individual at risk to abuse causing death, obstructing an officer, and disorderly conduct.

Source:
Shannon Robert Lloyd Obituary (1974 – 2020) Racine Journal Times
Caretaker faces charges in disabled man’s death
Racine woman charged for allegedly allowing son to die on bathroom floor of home she thought had ‘mad energy’
Racine woman facing charges after leaving son to ‘die a peaceful death’ on bathroom floor
Competency determination delayed for woman accused of allowing disabled son to die

Adrian White

Photo of a woman with curly short black hair, tan skin, and light make-up. Her expression is neutral.Name: Adrian White.
Died: October 23, 2020.
Age at death: 43.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Jefferson County, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Leukemia, in remission.

Details:
Adrian was shot by her fiance in a murder-suicide.

She lived with her fiance and her father, who has dementia, and helped care for him. She was the youngest of twelve siblings; her family remembers her as “a caretaker and a jokester”. She was a University of Alabama graduate who worked as a systems analyst. Her father survived the murder-suicide unharmed and was hospitalized for observation.

Case status:
Her fiancé (Deceased).

Source: ‘She was angelic’: Family stunned at woman’s death in Jefferson County murder-suicide
Man and woman dead in apparent murder-suicide in Jeffco subdivision

Timothy Gramlich

Photo of a heavyset, light-skinned man with Down syndrome. He has dark short hair and is wearing a suit. He is smiling for the camera.Name: Timothy Gramlich.
Died: October 18, 2020.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Untreated urinary tract infection.
Location: Abington, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Timothy died from sepsis secondary to an untreated urinary tract infection. According to police, he was found uncared-for in filthy conditions, his brother was his sole caretaker, and he had not been to the doctor since the early 2000s.

Case Status:
Harry Gramlich (Brother), charged with third-degree murder, neglect of care for a dependent person, and involuntary manslaughter.

Source:
Police: Abington man with Down syndrome died after brother left him emaciated, neglected
Montgomery County man charged with murder and neglect in the death of his disabled brother
Brother Charged After Disabled Man Dies From Neglect: Montco DA
Timothy W. Gramlich Obituary – Visitation & Funeral Information

R. Devarajoo

No PhotoName: R. Devarajoo.
Died: October 10, 2020.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Head injury.
Location: Kampung Baru Sungai Chua, Selangor, Malaysia.
Disability: Blind.

Details:
R. Devarajoo was allegedly murdered by his wife and his wife’s brother, who hit him on the head with a hammer and then claimed that he had been killed by a burglar. Authorities believe their motive was to inherit his assets.

He owned a scrap-metal and transportation business.

Case status:
Aangela Dewi (Wife), charged with murder.
Vijaya (Wife’s brother), charged with murder.

Source:
Woman charged with murder of blind husband
Siblings charged with murder of sister’s blind husband
Woman, brother charged with murder of blind husband