Sarah Dubois-Gilbeau

Photo of a young African-American girl wearing an oversized red T-shirt. Her hair is done in braids; she has an arm behind her head, and she is smiling.Name: Sarah Dubois-Gilbeau.
Died: April 5, 2019.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Sarah was beaten to death by her father because she refused to do her schoolwork. Her mother says that her father refused to accept she was autistic.

Sarah liked acting out movie scenes and reading Lego Ninjago comic books.

Perpetrator: Brandon Reynolds (Father), charged with child abuse resulting in death.

Source:
Mom says 5-year-old allegedly killed by father had autism
New Mexico father beat daughter, 5, to death after she refused to do homework: cops
Mother of murdered little girl says she was autistic, claims dad who beat 5-year-old to death over homework ‘couldn’t deal’ with diagnosis
Dad ‘battered autistic girl, 5, to death with shoe for refusing to do homework’
Father is arrested for allegedly beating 5-year-old autistic daughter to death with shoe for refusing to do homework

Jaden and Jorden Webb

Name: Jaden Webb.
Name: Jorden Webb.
Died: April 4, 2019.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Autism. 

Details:
Jaden and Jorden, twin brothers, were shot dead by their grandmother.

Perpetrator: Dorothy Flood (Grandmother), charged with murder.

Source:
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Tucson woman admits to shooting her twin autistic grandsons
Arizona woman shot dead her orphaned, autistic 8-year-old twin grandsons, then tried to kill herself by overdosing
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Court documents: Tucson woman admits to shooting, killing twin grandsons
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Arizona woman indicted in deaths of twin grandsons

Kylee Willis

Photo of Kylee Willis, a toddler girl with Down syndrome. She is wearing a Christmas sweater with a reindeer on it. She is grinning and has her forefinger in her mouth. Her hair is light blonde and wispy.Name: Kylee Willis.
Died: March 29, 2019.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Kylee’s mother’s boyfriend was babysitting for her. When she interrupted him, he beat her severely. She spent several days on life support before dying of her injuries.

Perpetrator: Adam Hughes (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with murder; Corrine Blake (Mother), charged with cruelty to a child.

Source:
Girl, 4, with Down Syndrome ‘beaten to death by mother’s boyfriend’
Calif. Man Allegedly Killed Girl with Down Syndrome, 4, Because He Was Mad She Interrupted Him

Kazuno Soeda

No PhotoName: Kazuno Soeda.
Died: March 13, 2019.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Itabashi Ward, Tokyo, Japan.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Kazuno was strangled by her mother, who was tired of taking care of her.

Perpetrator: Mitsue Soeda (Mother), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: 6-year-old girl strangled to death by mother
Tokyo: Woman accused of fatally strangling disabled 6-year-old daughter

5-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: March 10, 2019.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Kwadela, Davel, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Disability: Epilepsy.

Details:
This five-year-old girl’s parents claimed she had fallen out of bed; but her body showed signs that she had been severely abused, and her parents were charged with murder.

Perpetrator: Bheki Hlophe and Sibongile Shongwe (Parents), both charged with murder.

Source:
They were arrested for the death of their five-year-old daughter at their home in Kwadela, Davel on 10 March

Sadhana

No PhotoName: Sadhana.
Died: October 6, 2018.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Disability: Mentally ill; bedbound.

Details:
Sadhana’s parents took her to a temple, where they forced her to drink poison. Bystanders saw her resisting and then falling unconscious and called the police, and Sadhana was taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, it was too late, and the girl died two days later.

Perpetrator: S Muneeswaran (Father), arrested and sentenced to 15 days in jail for the poisoning, then charged with murder when Sadhana died; Revanthi (Mother), charged with murder.

Source: Mentally-ill girl dead, parents booked for murder

Mason Jordan

Photo of a young boy with light-brown skin and curly black hair sitting in a wheelchair with a headrest. He is smiling for the camera.Name: Mason Jordan.
Died: August 20, 2018.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bend, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus.

Details:
Mason’s mother shot him to death.

Mason liked reading, watercolor painting, music, and playing with toy cars. He was curious about everything. Despite medical problems that put him in the hospital on a regular basis, friends and neighbors remember him as a very happy child.

Perpetrator: Tashina Aleine Jordan (Mother); charged with aggravated murder.

Source:
Police: Bend mother kills special needs son, 7, before attempting suicide
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Bend mother arraigned on aggravated murder charge in son’s shooting
Bend woman arraigned in alleged killing of son, 7
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Jacob Edwards

Photo of Jacob Edwards, a small boy with fair skin and blond hair, smiling for the camera. He is wearing a gray T-shirt that says "Jacob".Name: Jacob Edwards.
Died: July 10, 2018.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Prices Corner, Delaware, USA.
Disability: Williams Syndrome.

Details:
Jacob was shot by his father during a murder-suicide in which his father killed Jacob’s entire family. Also dead are Julie Edwards, Jacob’s mother, his little sister Brinley and his little brother Paxton.

Jacob liked music and dancing.

Perpetrator: Matthew Edwards (Father).

Source:
Dad Shot Wife, 3 Kids and Then Himself in Del. Home, PD Says
Deaths of Delaware family of 5 ruled murder-suicide
Police: Man killed wife, 3 children, then himself in Prices Corner
Deaths of Delaware family of 5 ruled murder-suicide
Family killed in alleged murder-suicide: ‘I never thought this would happen’
Mom killed in murder suicide was key member of national Williams syndrome nonprofit
Murder Victim Pleaded with Husband to Get Therapy Before He Killed Her and Their 3 Kids

Xuan Xuan

No PhotoName: Xuan Xuan
Died: June 25, 2018.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Jiangning, Nanjing, China.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Xuan’s grandfather was annoyed that he had spent so much trying to treat her cerebral palsy. He and her father put bricks in her backpack, put the backpack on her, and threw her in the river to drown.

Perpetrator: Her father, surnamed Yang, and Yang Mousong (Grandfather); arrested, confessed to murder

Source:
Father, grandpa admit killing 9-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, China police say
Girl with Learning Difficulties Murdered by Father & Grandfather
Children with cerebral palsy are drowned by their fathers and grandchildren drowning in the media: poverty is not a reason.
Father and grandfather confess to drowning nine-year-old girl with cerebral palsy
Girls with cerebral palsy are being drowned by their dearest relatives.

Je’Hyrah Daniels

Photo of Je'Hyrah Daniels, an African-American toddler with tightly braided hair, wearing a T-shirt printed with "Have Fun". She is looking at the camera with her mouth pursed in fascination, and holding a cell phone.Name: Je’Hyrah Daniels.
Died: June 22, 2018.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Je’Hyrah’s neighbors remember that her mother was often negligent. Je’Hyrah was allowed to walk barefoot near broken glass; she was often left alone at home, and strangers came and went from their apartment. A Child and Family Services case had been opened, but closed for lack of evidence of mistreatment.

Two days after the DCFS decided Je’Hyrah was safe, Je’Hyrah’s mother stole a car from a dealership and used it to drive them to the Hillsborough River. She picked up the little girl and walked into the water as Je’Hyrah struggled and screamed for help. When she reached deep water, she tossed Je’Hyrah into the river and walked away.

Je’Hyrah was found by divers less than a half-hour after bystanders called the police, but she had already drowned.

Perpetrator: Shakayla Denson (Mother), charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and grand theft auto.

Source:
Mother Murders Autistic Daughter By Drowning Her in a River
Neighbor: Mother ‘didn’t care’ about daughter tossed into Hillsborough River
Witnesses: Girl struggled, screamed as mother dragged her into Hillsborough River
Child protective investigation found no concerns about 4-year-old days before her death in Hillsborough River
Report: Mother upset daughter had disability
Shakayla Denson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Girl dead after mother seen throwing her into Hillsborough River, Tampa police chief says
Mom charged with murder after tossing child in river
Shakayla Denson throws Je’Hyrah Daniels four year old autistic daughter to her Tampa river drowning death
True Crime: Mom arrested after throwing 4-year-old autistic daughter into a river
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Girl dies after ‘mum throws 4-year-old daughter into river’ in Florida
Girl, 4, who was ‘drowned in a river by mother’ was nonverbal autistic
Report: Girl dragged to death in river non-verbal, ‘fixated on water’
Mother Sought Help for Autism Before Murder of Her Daughter
Mom who ‘drowned 4yo daughter’ had just been cleared of child abuse
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mother stated that victim was ‘pure’ and was with her grandmother,”
Mom sang ‘It’s Raining, It’s Pouring’ as she threw autistic daughter into river, killing her: Court
Mom pleads not guilty in river drowning death
Mother who ‘drowned screaming daughter, 4, in river’ unfit for murder trial