Jerome Brown

No PhotoName: Jerome Brown.
Died: February 14, 2021.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Starvation or untreated epilepsy.
Location: Paynesville, Greater Monrovia, Liberia.
Disability: Epilepsy.

Details:
Jerome was born with epilepsy, and when she could not find a cure for him in the spiritual treatments she sought, his mother left him to his father to raise. A neighbor reported finding him close to death in his father’s home; shortly after being found, Jerome died.

Jerome’s mother says that his father starved him to death, and that photos of his body in an extremely emaciated condition corroborate her claims. Police initially declared that he had died of epilepsy; but they are now investigating whether Jerome’s death was murder, manslaughter, or negligent homicide.

Case Status:
Emmanuel Brown (Father), detained.

Source:
“No Foul Play in Little Jerome’s Death” (Caution: graphic images of starvation)
Child, 11, Starved to Death (Caution: graphic images of starvation)

Nanako Tokutani

No PhotoName: Nanako Tokutani.
Died: February 13, 2021.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Drowning.
Location: Kawakami, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Police found Nanako’s body floating in a lake, and her father, soaked with water, in his car in the parking lot. He allegedly kidnapped her from her special needs school, took her to the lake, and drowned her. He told police that his daughter’s disability was “a burden to [his] wife” and that he wanted to “escape this life”.

Case Status:
Kazuhiko Tokutani (Father), suspected of murder.

Source:
Nara: Man killed disabled 10-year-old daughter ‘to escape this life’
Man arrested in Nara Prefecture allegedly killed disabled daughter “to escape this life”

5-year-old girl

Photo of a toddler girl with straight black hair and pale skin, wearing a yellow T-shirt; her face is blurred to conceal her identity.Name Unknown.
Died: December 30, 2020.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Untreated ruptured intestine due to blunt-force trauma.
Location: Kampung Sungai Cincin, Gombek, Malaysia.
Disability: Hydrocephalus, mobility impaired.

Details:
This five-year-old girl’s grandaunt is charged with killing her by kicking her in the stomach repeatedly and causing an intestinal rupture, which, untreated, proved fatal. Her father is charged with neglecting her by not taking her to a doctor when she was clearly severely injured.

Case status:
Ipzuma Ambo (grandaunt), charged with murder.
Roza Iskandar Mardi (Father), charged with child neglect.

Source:
Grandaunt, father of disabled girl charged with murder, neglect
Grandaunt and father of 5-year-old girl charged with murder, neglect [NSTTV]
Father, grandaunt among 6 nabbed over death of 5-year old disabled girl
Abuse suspected in disabled child’s death
5yo Disabled Child Dies From Ruptured Intestines After Alleged Abuse By Grandmother
Kanak-kanak 5 tahun pecah usus disepak nenek saudara [METROTV]
Police arrest six over suspected abuse, death of five-year-old disabled girl | The Star

Jamarion Delancy

Photo of a young boy, dark-skinned with small braids and a solemn expressionn. He is wearing a bright-yellow T-shirt with the letter A on the front. One of his eyes has a cataract.Name: Jamarion Javante Delancy.
Died: November 18, 2020.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Internal injuries.
Location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Blind, developmental disability, used leg braces.

Details:
Jamarion’s mother was at the hospital, having a baby. She left Jamarion and his big sister with her boyfriend. The following day, Jamarion was brought to the hospital, unconscious and bleeding internally, and died hours later. Police arrested Jamarion’s mother’s boyfriend; he is accused of fatally beating Jamarion while his seven-year-old sister watched.

Case status:
Yoshuah Dallas (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with abuse or neglect of a child causing death and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Source:
Donations as far away as France pile up after blind boy killed in St. Louis County
5-Year-Old Blind Boy Beaten to Death While Mom Gives Birth: Cops
‘She has to bring a baby home from the hospital while planning her son’s funeral’ | St. Louis County police union raising money for victim’s family
As mom gives birth at hospital, boyfriend beats her blind 5-year-old son to death: Police
St. Louis police raising funds to help family of blind boy who was beaten to death
Please help the Delancy family

Mahalakshmi

No PhotoName: Mahalakshmi.
Died: October 17, 2020.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Chatrapatti, Tamil Nadu, India.
Disability: Paralysis, unspecified; nonspeaking/mobility impaired.

Details:
Mahalakshmi’s father smothered her because having to take care of her made it difficult for him and his wife to go to work.

Perpetrator: V Paalanikumar (Father), accused of murder.

Source: TN man murders disabled daughter

Dylan Freeman

Blurry photo of a young boy wearing a sweater and thick glasses. His dirty-blond hair is parted on the side and his expression is neutral.Name: Dylan Freeman.
Died: August 16, 2020.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Suffocation.
Location: Acton, west London, England, UK.
Disability: Cohen syndrome, autism.

Details:
Dylan’s mother admitted to drugging him, then suffocating him.

Dylan’s father says, “Dylan was a beautiful, bright, inquisitive and artistic child who loved to travel, visit art galleries and swim.” He often took his son on vacation overseas.

Case status:
Olga Freeman (Mother), pleaded guilty to manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility; detained indefinitely at a psychiatric hospital.

Source:
UK woman who killed disabled son detained in hospital indefinitely
Mum who suffocated disabled son during lockdown given hospital order
Wife of celeb photographer who suffocated disabled son, 10, given hospital order
Mother is given indefinite hospital order after she suffocated son
Mum who suffocated disabled son, 10, in lockdown given indefinite hospital order
Lockdown Contributed to Death of Disabled Boy: UK Judge
Mother admits killing disabled son, 10, while struggling to care for him in lockdown
Celebrity photographer’s autistic son was ‘suffocated with a sponge’
Celebrity photographer’s autistic son, 10, suffocated with sponge as mother ‘struggled’ to take care of him
Celeb photographer’s ex gave autistic son, 10, sleeping drug before ‘putting sponge in his mouth and tying it’
Woman in her 40s is arrested for murder after boy, 10, was found dead at house in west London
Celebrity photographer’s ex-wife charged with murder of 10yo son in London
Mother charged with murdering her autistic son, 10, is pictured arriving at court
Celeb snapper ‘can’t comprehend’ loss of son, 10, as mum charged with murder
Mum charged with murdering son, 10, she shared with celebrity photographer

La’Marion Thomure

Photo of a small boy smiling awkwardly for the camera, showing his baby teeth.Name: La’Marion Thomure.
Died: July 15, 2020.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: St. Louis, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
La’Marion was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend.

He was a “charming, handsome little boy [who] lightened up the whole room when he was in it. He’d make you smile even on your bad days. He loved being outdoors, playing with family.”

Perpetrator: Demetrius D. Stewart (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Man accused of killing girlfriend’s autistic child
Man charged with fatally beating autistic boy in East St. Louis
Justice For Lamarion organized by Minnie Thomure

Joshua Vallow

Photo of a boy with straight dark-blond hair, smiling for the camera.Name: Joshua Jackson “JJ” Vallow.
Died: June 10, 2020 (Body found; last seen September 23, 2019).
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Rexburg, Idaho, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
JJ’s mother and stepfather killed him and his 17-year-old half-sister, Tylee Ryan. They tried to cover up the children’s deaths by claiming they were home-schooling or that the children were staying with relatives; but their grandparents became worried and asked for a welfare check and the children were declared missing. A storage locker was found, full of the siblings’ possessions. Finally their bodies were found on their stepfather’s property. 

Perpetrator: Chad Guy Daybell (Stepfather), charged with two counts of destruction, alteration and concealment of evidence; Lori Vallow Daybell (Mother), charged with desertion and nonsupport of dependent children, resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime, contempt of court and willful disobedience of court process or order.

Source:
A string of family deaths surround tragedy of Lori Vallow’s children
Medical examiner completes autopsy on Chad Daybell ex-wife
Why did Lori Vallow murder her kids? A look into the terrible case
Deaths of Tylee Ryan and J. J. Vallow
Funeral for ‘Cult Mom’ Lori Vallow’s kids ‘can’t be held because charred and butchered remains not released’
Documents detail horrific manner JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan were found in Chad Daybell’s yard
Brother of J.J. Vallow and Tylee Ryan Says He’s ‘Broken’ After Remains of Idaho Children Found
Doomsday Author, Wife Set for Trial for Murder of 2 Idaho ‘Zombie’ Children

Kylie Mickens

Photo of a toddler girl in a car seat. She is wearing a pink onesie and her hands are balled into fists. Her skin is tan and her eyes are dark brown.Name: Kylie L. Mickens.
Died: June 8, 2020.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Buford, Georgia, USA.
Disability: 1p36 deletion syndrome.

Details:
Kylie died from malnutrition and dehydration due to medical neglect. Her disability made it difficult for her to swallow, but her parents did not take her to the doctor, and she starved to death weighing only 7 pounds.

Perpetrator: Jerrail Maurice Mickens (Father) and Porscha Danielle Mickens (Mother), both charged with felony murder and first-degree cruelty to children.

Source:
Girl, 5, who weighed seven pounds when died had a rare disorder
Georgia couple accused of starving daughter to death held without bond
Attorney denies murder allegations for clients, claims 5-year-old had short life expectancy from rare condition
Girl, 5, who weighed seven pounds when died had a rare disorder

Esteban, Penelope, Avielle, and Apollo Harless

No PhotoName: Esteban Lorenzo Harless.
Age at death: 4.

Name: Penelope Arcadia Harless.
Age at death: 3.

Name: Avielle Magdalena Harless.
Age at death: 1.

Name: Apollo Harless.
Age at death: 11 months.

Died: June 4, 2020.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Disability: Special needs.

Details:
Esteban, Penelope, Avielle, and Apollo’s parents gassed them with carbon monoxide before committing suicide. They also killed the family’s two cats.

Perpetrator: Jared Esquibel Harless (Father) and Sheryll Ann Harless (Mother).

Source:
San Antonio Murder-Suicide: Army Officer’s Wife Helped Husband Kill Children with Special Needs
Police: Wife helped husband kill kids before double suicide
Army identifies Fort Sam Houston soldier found dead in apparent murder-suicide