Masako Ikawa

No PhotoName: Masako Ikawa.
Died: December 28, 2019.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Ms. Ikawa was strangled by her husband, who then killed himself.

Perpetrator: Tamotsu Ikawa (Husband).

Source: Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Sayoko Inada

No PhotoName: Sayoko Inada.
Died: December 16, 2019.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fukoka, Japan.
Disability: Parkinson’s disease.

Details:
Sayoko lived with her mother in a senior housing facility. Her mother, worried about finances, stabbed her to death in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Her mother.

Source:
Alleged elderly murder-suicide shows flaws in Japan nursing care insurance system
Woman in 80s stabs daughter, 70, to death, then self in Fukuoka

Shinobu, Yoshio, and Takio Kishimoto

No PhotoName: Shinobu Kishimoto.
Age at death: 95.
Disability: Unspecified disability requiring level-1 nursing care.

Name: Yoshio Kishimoto.
Age at death: 93.
Disability: Disabled elder.

Name: Takio Kishimoto.
Age at death: 70.
Disability: Stroke; used a cane.

Died: November 17, 2019.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Tsuruga, Fukui, Japan.

Details:
Shinobi and Yoshio lived with their son, Takio, and his wife. Takio’s wife killed them all by strangling them.

Takio was the CEO of a construction company, which he had inherited from Yoshio.

Perpetrator: Masako Kishimoto (Daughter-in-law of Shinobu and Yoshio; wife of Takio), charged with murder.

Source:
Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after 3 bodies found in central Japan home

Sefiah Hamid

No PhotoName: Sefiah Hamid.
Died: November 12, 2019.
Age at death: 62.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kuantan, Malaysia.
Disability: Spinal cord injury; paraplegic.

Details:
Sefiah’s son stabbed her to death with a kitchen knife. When her daughter and her boyfriend realized what was happening, he stabbed them, too; but passer-by were able to rescue them and tie up the killer. Sefiah’s daughter and her boyfriend were taken to the hospital and are stable and expected to survive.

Perpetrator: Her son.

Source:
Son allegedly stabs mum to death in Kuantan

Jacqueline Juhlin

No PhotoName: Jacqueline Ghislaine Juhlin.
Died: October 14, 2019.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Venice, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Jacqueline was shot by her husband because she had dementia.

Perpetrator: Wayne Juhlin (Husband), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
94-year-old shoots, kills his wife because she had dementia
94-year-old Venice man killed his wife, who was suffering from dementia, police say

Aiko Matsubara

No PhotoName: Aiko Matsubara.
Died: October 9, 2019.
Age at death: 90.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; disabled elder.

Details:
Ms. Matsubara’s granddaughter killed her by stuffing a towel into her mouth until she suffocated.

Perpetrator: Akane Matsubara (Granddaughter), charged with murder.

Source: Woman arrested after stuffing towel into 90-year-old grandmother’s mouth, killing her

Dorothy Davis

No PhotoName: Dorothy Davis.
Died: October 7, 2019.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
As she lay in her bed, Dorothy was shot by her husband.

In the afternoons, neighbors often saw her sitting on the porch, holding hands with her husband.

Perpetrator: Royce Davis (Husband), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
80-year-old man accused of killing wife of 50 years because she had dementia, MWC police say
Police: 80-year-old man killed wife of 50 years because she had dementia
‘They were lovely people’: Neighbors shocked after learning 80-year-old man shot wife of 55 years
“It was sad that he felt like this was the only option,” Man allegedly shot, killed wife suffering from dementia

Mildred Costanza

No PhotoName: Mildred Costanza.
Died: October 4, 2019.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Wausau, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Frail elder.

Details:
Mildred’s daughter, who ostensibly cared for her, kept her in deplorable conditions and did not take her to the doctor even when she developed a serious infection. Weakened by hunger and neglect, Mildred died of a Tramadol overdose. She weighed only 75 pounds.

Perpetrator: Mary Tessmer (Daughter), charged with intentionally subjecting an individual at risk to abuse, causing death.

Source:
Woman charged in death of elderly mother who overdosed
Ringle woman accused of chronic neglect in mother’s death

Sandra Shaffer

No PhotoName: Sandra Shaffer.
Died: September 30, 2019.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Laflin Borough, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Sandra’s husband shot her dead before killing himself.

Perpetrator: Robert Shaffer (Husband).

Source:
Police: Husband kills wife in murder-suicide in Laflin Borough