Chloe Hobbs

Photo of Chloe Hobbs, a girl with fair skin and strawberry-blonde hair in a boy cut. She is holding a tablet PC and gazing at the camera withe a slight smile on her face.Name: Chloe Renee Hobbs.
Died: June 9, 2018.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Elkhart, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Autism, pica.

Details:
Chloe had one sister, who was a year younger than her and also autistic. Chloe had pica, which meant she tended to eat things that weren’t food and needed to be watched so that she wouldn’t eat anything dangerous.

Her father took her and her sister along with her when he went to stay at a house where he and his girlfriend were doing some maintenance work while the owner was away. The house was extremely cluttered and dangerous, but the girls were left unattended there. Her father’s girlfriend had also brought along her methamphetamine stash, which she left where Chloe could get to it.

Chloe found the meth, ingested it, and got very sick. She spent the night vomiting, but no one called for help until Chloe stopped breathing the next morning. She could not be revived.

At autopsy, it was found that Chloe, in addition to the methamphetamine poisoning, had a bowel obstruction caused by her having eaten wood, plastic, pennies, and other items while unsupervised.

Perpetrator: Brandon Hobbs (Father), pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent, sentenced to 3 years; Erica Reschke (Father’s girlfriend), charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

Source:
Three-year prison sentence handed down in death of child who had meth in her system
Elkhart County prosecutor says girl, 10, ingested meth before death
2 charged after child dies with high levels of meth in her system
Michigan couple charged in autistic girl’s death
Court document: Meth contributed to autistic child’s death
Obituary of Chloe Hobbs | Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Sumitra

No PhotoName: Sumitra.
Died: May 29, 2018.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Vajra Karur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Disability: Physical disability.

Details:
Sumitra’s father was frustrated over her and her brother’s disabilities. He came home drunk, demanded she stand and walk, and when she could not do so, beat her to death.

Perpetrator: Yerriswamy (Father), arrested.

Source:
Father beat physically-disabled daughter to death – Times of India
Anantapur: Drunk father beats physically challenged daughter to death

Heaven Watkins

Photo of Heaven Watkins, a small girl with brown skin and black hair pulled back under a silver crown. She is wearing a coral-colored dress and a sash that says "Birthday Girl". Her face is scrunched up in a wide smile.Name: Heaven Watkins.
Died: May 18, 2018.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, autism.

Details:
Born a micropreemie at 1.7 pounds, Heaven survived a brain hemorrhage and hydrocephalus and had to spend three-and-a-half months in the NICU.

Heaven had two sisters. Her favorite colors were purple and pink. She was autistic and had cerebral palsy. She was outgoing and had fun with the neighborhood kids. She liked to play tag and to draw on the ground. One of her classmates, a girl named Claire, liked to run her fingers through Heaven’s hair. She was outspoken and “didn’t hide anything from anyone.”

She lived with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend, both of whom were abusive. She was once brought into the hospital with burns to her hand that required skin grafts, and her teachers were worried that she had been sexually abused; but the child abuse allegations at that time were ruled unfounded. Heaven usually wore a jacket to hide her bruises. She was put on a bread-and-water diet and made to stand against a wall for hours.

Heaven died of blunt-force trauma, having been severely beaten in the head and torso to the point that her gut ruptured. Doctors who examined her body found she had bleeding on the brain, as well as a dozen or more healed rib fractures and several new ones.

After Heaven was found dead, her two sisters were removed from the home and are now living with their aunt. Her neighbors held a vigil for her, releasing pink, purple, and white balloons into the sky in her honor.

Perpetrator: Latoya Smith (Mother), pleaded guilty to felony homicide and child abuse; Demont James Harris (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with felony homicide and child abuse.

Source:
Couple arrested for the death of a child in Norfolk
Two more children taken from Norfolk home after 11-year-old’s death
Norfolk couple faces judge after 11-year-old dies
Medical Examiner: cause of Norfolk 11-year-old’s death was blunt force trauma
Mom, boyfriend beat slain disabled girl so severely that her stomach split open: Report
Mother, fiancé charged in death of 11-year-old autistic child, caused abdomen to split
Ocean View neighbors gather for vigil of an 11-year-old girl, Heaven
Neighborhood holds vigil for 11-year-old girl killed in Ocean View
Bond denied for man charged in Norfolk child’s death
Disabled 11-year-old girl was forced to stand for hours, beaten until she died, prosecutor says
Murdered disabled girl who had stomach beat open was forced to stand for hours on end, fed only bread & water: Prosecutor
Brian K. Payne: Learning from Heaven’s time on earth
Prosecutors DROP murder charges against mom & boyfriend accused of beating disabled girl’s stomach open
New charges suggest two didn’t intend to kill 11-year-old Norfolk girl
Charges amended for mother and boyfriend charged in fatal Ocean View child abuse case
Family of 11-year-old victim speaks out as they plan memorial services to honor the child
Heaven’s Story: Mom pleads guilty in 11-year-old daughter’s death

Taye Cockman, Rylan Cockman, Arye Cockman, and Kadyn Cockman

Photo of Katrina Miles and her children Taye, Rylan, Arye, and Kadyn Cockman. Rylan is Name: Taye Cockman.
Age at death: 13.

Name: Rylan Cockman.
Age at death: 12.

Name: Arye Cockman.
Age at death: 10.

Name: Kadyn Cockman.
Age at death: 8.

Died: May 11, 2018.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Autism; Rylan also had chronic pain.

Non-disabled victims: Cynda Miles, age 58; Katrina Miles, age 35.

Details:
Arye, Kadyn, Rylan, and Taye were all killed by their grandfather in a mass murder-suicide. Their mother and grandmother were murdered in the same event.

The family lived on a farm, where the four children were home-schooled, and were working on making the farm self-sustaining. They grew vegetables and even built their own dam.

The four children all kept journals, and Taye, the oldest, was becoming an accomplished writer. All the children were working on learning to swim.

Perpetrator: Peter Miles (Grandfather).

Source:
‘Such lovely people’: Community in shock at WA murder-suicide
Inside remote farmhouse seven people shot dead in Osmington, Australia
PICTURED: The family who live at the ‘mass murder-suicide farmhouse’
Margaret River Tragedy: 7 Dead In Suspected Murder-Suicide In Western Australia
Mum and four ‘autistic’ kids among seven dead in Australia ‘mass-murder suicide’
Four autistic children and their mother among seven found dead in Australia
Police continue probe into WA murders
Grandfather suspected of murder-suicide in Australia family massacre
Tributes for family in Margaret River suspected murder-sucide
‘We are devastated’: Grandparents, mother and four children killed in murder-suicide in Australia
Who is Peter Miles, what happened in Osmington and how is the granfather linked to the murder-suicide shooting?
Grandparents, mom and kids shot dead in Australia murder-suicide
Western Australian police say seven shooting deaths were murder-suicide
Grandad kills wife, daughter and FOUR autistic grandkids, then himself
Cops investigating whether gun owning grandfather was behind murder of 7
Tributes for family murdered in rural WA
Who were the family killed in the Margaret River mass shooting?
Three guns found at scene of murder-suicide belonged to grandfather
Mom and 4 Children With Autism Among 7 Victims of Australian Murder-Suicide — and Grandfather Is Suspect
The grandfather suspected of shooting seven family members
Pictured: Mum and Four Children Killed In ‘Murder Mass Suicide’
Osmington massacre suspect is four dead autistic children grandfather
‘He didn’t snap, he planned this’
The mystery of the Miles family and a murder-suicide that shocked the world
Osmington murder-suicide suspect, grandfather Peter Miles, sounded vague’ day before worst mass shooting in Australia for 22 years
Peter Miles: Margaret River grandfather had ‘sense of failure’
‘Sense of failure’ led to WA farm murders
Bloodshed in Australia: Grandfather suspected of gunning down his wife, daughter, and four autistic grandchildren
Grandad ‘planned the mass-shooting of my four children,’ devastated dad says
Margaret River, WA shooting: Father of murdered children speaks out
Dad Whose 4 Children with Autism Died in Murder-Suicide Says Kids’ Grandfather Planned Attack
My family was ripped apart by violence – and the killer was not a ‘good bloke’
Father of children killed in suspected murder-suicide claims grandfather planned the deadly shooting
Grandfather Suspected of Killing 6 Relatives Battled Depression After Son’s Suicide, Friend Says
Margaret River Massacre, Peter Miles, Katrina Miles
Australian feminists deny mental health crisis behind Margaret River murder-suicide
Margaret River community calls for support after mass murder
Margaret River shooting: Katrina Miles’ friends, community want better mental health

Christopher Bosselman

Photo of a small boy sitting on the ground, leaning toward the camera and smiling. He has fair skin and short blond hair, and is wearing a blue and white striped shirt.Name: Christopher Kenneth “CK” Bosselman.
Died: May 3, 2018.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Waterford, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Christopher, who went by CK, had to live in filthy conditions at home. He was five years old when his mother locked him in her car on a warm day. CK died of heat stroke, and his mother reported him missing and tried to pass it off as an accident, but when police searched her checked her phone, they found she had been making searches on hot-car deaths.

From CK’s obituary:
“CK loved Paw Patrol, especially the character Rubble. He loved coloring and singing. Some of his favorite songs were “Heaven is a place on earth” (Belinda Carlisle), ‘Bad at love’ (Halsey), ‘Your love’ (The Outfield), and ‘No one’ (Alicia Keys). He loved Starbucks Frappuccinos, Oreos and ice cream.”

Perpetrator: Whitney Bosselman (Mother), charged with criminally negligent homicide and risk of injury to a minor.

Source:
Waterford Police: Mother arrested in connection to death of 5-year-old son found in hot car
PD: 5-year-old boy found dead inside car in Waterford
Warrant: Mom Made ‘Concerning’ Phone Searches Before Son Died
Police: Waterford child who died in mother’s car lived in deplorable conditions
Police: Mom made ‘concerning Google searches’ before autistic son’s hot car death
Waterford Police Charge Mother of 5-Year-Old Boy With Autism Who Died In Hot Car
Christopher Kenneth Bosselman Obituary – Uncasville, CT

Tyler and Aidan Talmage

Photo of Tyler, Aidan, and Arianna Talmage. They are children with light-olive skin and brown hair, photographed sitting in a row of airplane seats and smiling for the camera.Name: Tyler Talmage.
Age at death: 14.

Name: Aidan Talmage.
Age at death: 10.

Died: May 3, 2018.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA.
Disability: Bipolar disorder, autism.

Non-Disabled Victim: Arianna Talmage, age 6.

Details:
Aidan and Tyler, and their little sister Arianna, were shot by their mother in a murder-suicide. She had been having trouble paying medical bills.

Aidan loved animals, especially chickens, and liked playing catch. Tyler had pet guinea pigs. Arianna liked dancing and playing with Play-Doh.

Perpetrator: Astra Volk (Mother).

Source:
UPDATE: Post indicates Grand Forks family found shot to death struggled with financial problems
Family’s deaths a grim discovery for ‘quiet’ street
Mom and her three kids killed by gunshots in Grand Forks
‘It’s a bad dream that doesn’t end’: Friends, family of Grand…
Family friends speak out on GF murders
Police confirm Grand Forks mother killed children, herself in home
‘We love you:’ Mourners remember lives of Grand Forks shooting…
Campaña de Astra Volk : Living Expenses Due To Medical Bills

Shashank and Adeep Reddy

No PhotoName: Adeep (Aditya) Reddy.
Age at death: 9.

Name: Shashank (Prashanth) Reddy.
Age at death: 10.

Died: April 21, 2018.
Cause of death: Mulitple murder.
Location: Macherla, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Disability: Autism, physically and mentally disabled.

Details:
Adeep and Shashank were strangled to death by their father.

Perpetrator: Brhamananda Reddy (Father), wanted and at large.

Source:
Andhra Pradesh: Man strangulates 2 autistic sons in Guntur
Two kids with ‘autism’ found dead under suspicious circumstances in Andhra
Depressed man kills disabled sons

Abraham Cardenas

Photo of Abraham Cardenas, a little boy with olive skin and dark hair, smiling for the camera. He is wearing a red striped shirt and red pants, and is sitting on a scooter board.Name: Abraham E. “Abe” Cardenas.
Died: April 5, 2018.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Sweden, New York, USA.
Disability: Learning disability.

Details:
Abraham was stabbed and decapitated by his mother.

He was a first-grader whose teachers remember his enthusiasm for school. He especially loved drawing.

Perpetrator: Hanane Mouhib (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
Friends and loved ones of murdered Sweden boy speaking up
Hanane Mouhib indicted in brutal killing of 7-year-old son in Brockport
Sweden mom charged in brutal slaying of her 7-year-old son
N.Y. mom arrested for decapitating 7-year-old son with knife
Abraham E. “Abe” Cardenas (2011-2018)

Samvith

Photo of Samvith, a small boy with olive-toned skin and dark-brown hair, wearing a printed tank top. He has his mouth open and is looking at the camera happily.Name: Samvith.
Died: March 28, 2018.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Samvith had been denied entrance to two schools because he’s autistic, so his father poisoned and strangled him, then hung himself.

Perpetrator: M. Vishwanath (Father).

Source:
KSRP cop strangles 4-year-old son to death, hangs self
Bengaluru: Cop kills differently abled son, hangs self
KSRP head constable kills autistic son, hangs self

Cheng Ting-hin

Blurry photo of a boy with dark hair being carried by an adult.Name: Cheng Ting-hin.
Died: March 18, 2018.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hong Kong, China.
Disability: ADHD.

Details:
Soon after being diagnosed with ADHD, Cheng was murdered by his grandmother, who strangled him with the straps of a backpack. She left a note that said she “didn’t want the boy to live a difficult life”.

The little boy was a Primary One student whom neighbors remember as “kind and polite”.

Perpetrator: Kan Kwai-fong (Grandmother), charged with murder.

Source:
Grandmother arrested for murder of boy, 6, found with strangulation marks in Hong Kong love hotel
Police arrest woman for murder of 6-year-old grandson in Hong Kong hotel
Grandma accused of killing ADHD boy, 6
Gran charged with killing boy
Gran on murder rap in hospital
‘Taken for granted’: elderly carers looking after special needs children