28-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: January 15, 2024.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Saint-Herblain, Nantes, Upper Brittany, France.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

This 28-year-old woman, who had just lost her mother, was killed by her father in a murder-suicide. He left a note stating that he killed her because he did not want her siblings to have to care for her.

Case Status:
Her father, deceased.

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Nur Sani

No PhotoName: Nur Fatin Mohd Sani.
Died: November 20, 2023.
Age at death: 29.
Cause of death: Abuse-related injuries.
Location: Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

When her father died, Nur moved in with her sister. After about a year, her sister claimed she had simply found her dead; but medical examiners sounded the alarm when they saw her battered body. Prosecutors say Nur’s sister physically abused her, causing injuries that eventually proved fatal.

Case Status:
Nur Syuhaidah Mohd Sani (Sister), charged with murder.

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Logan Halstead

Photo of a teenage boy sitting in a wheelchair, head tilted to one side. He has pale skin and short brown hair, and is wearing a blue and gray shirt with the image of a Star Wars Storm Trooper and Darth Vader on it. His eyes are half-closed, and he looks sleepy.Name: Logan Halstead.
Died: October 29, 2023.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Headland, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Spina bifida.

When Logan’s parents moved out, the new tenants who moved in were horrified to discover Logan’s body hidden in an old freezer in the backyard. Over a week earlier, Logan’s father had called police, allegedly confessing to putting the young man’s body there. The police simply looked in the freezer and did not find the body, but did arrest Logan’s father because he hadn’t shown up to court for a domestic violence charge. Only when the new tenants started emptying the freezer was Logan found. Initially arrested just for corpse abuse, Logan’s parents were eventually charged with manslaughter. Prosecutors say they “recklessly and consciously disregarded the treatment of Logan which resulted in his death.”

Case Status:
Michael Halstead (Father), charged with reckless manslaughter and corpse abuse.
Karen Halstead (Mother), charged with reckless manslaughter and corpse abuse.

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No PhotoName: “JMGC”.
Died: September 1, 2023.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Poisoning.
Location: Valencia, Spain.
Disability: Down syndrome.

This young man’s mother took him to a hotel room, where she poisoned him and then herself. Police say she had become ill and was convinced no one would be able to take care of her son like she could.

Case Status:
LMC (Mother), deceased.

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Omri Blum

Photo of a young man with short black hair, small mustache, and light-brown skin. He is wearing wire-rimmed glasses and a black and white shirt. He has his hand to his mouth; there is a silver ring on his second finger. He is smiling slightly. Name: Omri Blum.
Died: July 14, 2023.
Age at death: 23.
Cause of death: Shooting, stabbing.
Location: Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut, Israel.
Disability: Autism, fetal alcohol syndrome.

Omri, who lived at a hostel for disabled people, had left the hostel with some friends; but when their car broke down, police brought Omri back to his adoptive parents, who were still his legal guardians. Initially reluctant to take Omri in, they eventually agreed, but that night, Omri and his father went out to the nearby woods, and there Omri’s father allegedly shot him nine times and stabbed him in the heart, killing him.

Case Status:
Shai Blum (Adoptive father), charged with murder.

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Abhijit Jaybhay

No PhotoName: Abhijit Jaybhay.
Died: April 13, 2023.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Hadapsar, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Accidental head injury; bedridden.

Abhijit’s father allegedly strangled him because of the medical expenses involved in caring for him.

Before his injury, Abhijit was a laborer like his father.

Case Status:
Baburao Dinkar Jaybhay (Father), charged with murder.

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Megan Frix

Photo of a young woman with fair skin and short brown hair, laughing; she is wearing a black and white blouse.Name: Megan Frix.
Died: January 8, 2023.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Cumming, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Megan was killed by her father in a homicide-suicide.

Case Status:
Jerry Frix (Father), deceased.

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Cora Laszkiewicz

No PhotoName: Cora Laszkiewicz.
Died: January 4, 2023.
Age at death: 23.
Cause of death: Malnutrition.
Location: Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Cora died of malnutrition under the care of her mother.

Case Status:
Amy Laszkiewicz (Mother), charged with recklessly subjecting an at-risk individual to abuse causing death.

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Patrice Johnson

Photo of a young woman with brown skin and dark, short hair. She has large eyes and a square jaw, and is leaning on someone to the right of the photo. A hand supports her chin.Name: Patrice Johnson.
Died: November 18, 2022.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Springfield Gardens, Queens, New York City, New York, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

When Patrice’s aide arrived at her house, they found her dead, along with her aunt and stepmother. Patrice’s nephew was arrested on suspicion of having stabbed all three women to death after an argument.

Police say that Patrice’s stepmother, 65-year-old Hyacinth Brown-Johnson, died trying to protect her. Also killed was Latoya Gordon, 47, Hycainth’s daughter.

Case Status:
Jabari Burrell (Nephew), charged with three counts of first-degree and second-degree murder, grand larceny, and criminal possession of a weapon.

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Hayden Garreffa

Photo of a young man with short brown hair and fair skin, wearing a gray sweater, holding a large, fluffy tabby cat.Name: Hayden Robert Garreffa.
Died: October 22, 2022.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Hayden went missing and, two days later, was found dead in a wooded area near his home. Court documents state that he had gotten into a fight with his cousin over his cousin’s girlfriend, and his cousin told his sister that Hayden would be dead by the end of the day. Then, his cousin and eight other people allegedly kidnapped Hayden, took him to the woods, and beat and stabbed him to death.

Case Status:
Isaac Joel Buchkoski (Cousin), charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping and first-degree kidnapping.
Summer Isabella Settlemyer, charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping and first-degree kidnapping.
Mia Shai Catalfano, charged with first-degree kidnapping.
Taylyn Nashell Edwards, charged with first-degree kidnapping.
Thomas Alan Rivera, charged with first-degree kidnapping.
Jesse Lee Wadsworth, charged with first-degree kidnapping.
Desean Garcia Alvarez, charged with first-degree kidnapping.
Unnamed 14-year-old girl, charged with first-degree kidnapping.

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