Kiyoshi Suzukawa

No PhotoName: Kiyoshi Suzukawa.
Died: March 2, 2019.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; disabled elder.

Details:
Kiyoshi’s son strangled him to death. He said he had done it because caring for his father was stressful.

Perpetrator: Koji Suzukawa (Son), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: 46-year-old man kills bedridden father, then tries to kill himself

Evelyn Scott

No PhotoName: Evelyn H. Scott.
Died: February 7, 2019.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Murray, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Evelyn lived with her niece and her niece’s boyfriend. Her neighbors rarely saw her, but her niece, 37-year-old Tera Todd, was often seen walking Evelyn’s little dog.

Her caregiver’s boyfriend killed Evelyn and Tera by stabbing Tera and slashing Evelyn’s throat. He also strangled the dog.

Perpetrator: Todd Scott (Niece’s boyfriend), charged with 2 counts of murder, burglary, tampering with evidence, and animal cruelty.

Source:
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Evelyn Scott
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Julie Kneifl

No PhotoName: Julie A. Kneifl.
Died: January 31, 2019.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Woodbury, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Julie’s husband slashed her throat and left her to bleed out in the bathtub.

Perpetrator: Harvey Kneifl (Husband), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
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Sharon McManness

No PhotoName: Sharon McManness.
Died: January 23, 2019.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Olanthe, Kansas, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Sharon’s son moved in to care for her, but then moved back out even though she had severe dementia. She needed more care than he provided, and was eventually found dead. She was malnourished and dehydrated, weighed only 58 pounds, and most likely died from an infection caused by her severe bedsores.

Perpetrator: Raymond McManness (Son), charged with first-degree murder and mistreatment of a dependent adult.

Source:
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Anita Arias

No PhotoName: Anita Arias.
Died: January 21, 2019.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Melbourne, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia, diabetes.

Details:
Anita lived with her grandson and his wife. The house was cluttered and dirty, and they had many pet reptiles.

Anita’s grandson, nominally her caregiver, neglected her while using her pension for his own expenses. She died of dehydration and starvation with severe bedsores and a blood sugar that was as high as the test could measure.

Perpetrator: Allen Arias (Grandson), charged with aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person.

Source:
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Affidavit for Arrest Warrant (Allen Glenn Arias)

Elvis Dry

Photo of Elvis Dry, an older man with fair skin and a large nose, grinning at the camera with his arms folded. He is wearing glasses, a baseball cap, a sweater, and a wristwatch.Name: Elvis Dry.
Died: January 20, 2019.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Diabetes; Amputee; wheelchair user.

Details:
Elvis was a sports fan who was a barefoot kicker for the Kansas High School football team in the 70s. He grew up to become a truck and bus driver who liked to travel. His neighbors remember him as a gentleman with a sense of humor, who “always had a comeback”.

Elvis was burned alive by his live-in caregiver. His burned body and wheelchair were found when neighbors asked police for a welfare check.

Perpetrator: Denise Lynn Grass (Live-in caregiver), charged with murder and desecration of a corpse.

Source:
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Woman accused of burning man alive charged with murder

Chet Scharnick

Photo of Chet Scharnick, an older man wearing a Cardinals baseball cap, sporting a wispy white goatee and mustache.Name: Chet Scharnick.
Died: January 18, 2019.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fresno, California, USA.
Disability: Blind in one eye.

Details:
In his youth, Chet was a baseball player; as an adult he became a professional painter who painted murals in downtown Fresno.

He was found dead, and his stepdaughter was arrested for his murder. She had previously been renting an apartment from him, but was evicted when she set the building on fire.

Perpetrator: Katreeva Woolf (Stepdaughter), charged with murder, burglary, attempted arson, and possession of a stolen car.

Source:
84-year-old man murdered at Fresno home was well-known painter with big heart

Willie Moore

No PhotoName: Willie Moore.
Died: January 8, 2019.
Age at death: 60.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
A neighbor had not seen Willie for some time and called the police to check on him. The welfare check triggered a five-hour standoff, after which police found Willie had been killed by his son.

Neighbors remember him as a kind man who used to help his neighbor move her trash cans.

Perpetrator: Chivalery Alexander Moore (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
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Deborah Lynch

Photo of Debbie Lynch, a middle-aged, heavyset woman with blonde hair and thin eyebrows, smiling for the camera.Name: Deborah Lynch.
Died: January 11, 2019.
Age at death: 62.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Wheelchair user.

Details:
Debbie was a religious woman, a faithful churchgoer whose neighbors remember her as extremely nice and soft-spoken.

Debbie was stabbed to death by a man who was living in her apartment at the time. Neighbors heard her calling for help and called the police, but not break down the door to come to her aid; by the time police arrived, her injuries were too severe to survive.

Perpetrator: Kehinde Afolayan (Housemate), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Milwaukee man charged in stabbing of woman in wheelchair
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Sudesh Gupta

No PhotoName: Sudesh Gupta.
Died: January 9, 2019.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Disability: Paralysis.

Details:
When Sudesh’s wife got frustrated at the expense of medical treatment and the effort of caring for him, she strangled him.

Perpetrator: Subash Kumari (Wife), charged with murder.

Source:
Elderly woman strangulates bedridden husband to death: Police
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