Hannah Mathura

No PhotoName: Hannah Mathura.
Died: March 12, 2024 (Body found; died seven years previously).
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Valsayn, Trinidad and Tobago.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Hannah had not been seen for seven years, but had not been reported missing, when her brother finally reported her death to the police. When they investigated, authorities found Hannah’s bones in a shallow grave on her family’s property. An autopsy established that Hannah had been shot in the head. Police believe that Hannah’s eight siblings were also abused, and were too afraid to come forward until recently. Family and neighbors say the children had been isolated and not allowed to socialize with anyone outside the house, or even to receive Christmas presents from relatives.

Case Status:
Hannah’s parents, age 66 and 62, were arrested.

Sources:
Autopsy shows Hannah was shot in the head – Trinidad and Tobago Newsday
Autopsy confirms Hannah Mathura died unnaturally
Two arrested as police investigate Hannah’s homicide
Hannah shot in the head
Autism Memorial: Hannah Mathura
Couple in custody: Suspects in Hannah Mathura case assisting police
Teen’s body found buried at Valsayn House of Horrors – Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

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.

Details:
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.

Sources:
Un père tue sa fille handicapée de 28 ans puis se suicide près de Nantes
Un homme tourmenté étrangle sa fille handicapée avant de se suicider à Saint-Herblain

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.

Details:
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.

Sources:
Pharmacy assistant charged with causing death of disabled sister
Pharmacy assistant charged with murder of disabled sister
36yo M’sian Woman Charged For Allegedly Murdering OKU Sister

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.

Details:
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.

Sources:
Investigator believes couple concealed son’s death to continue receiving government benefits
New homeowners discover body of dead special needs teen in a freezer; parents now charged
Parents of disabled Alabama teen found in backyard freezer charged in his death
Couple charged after son’s decomposed body found in broken freezer

JMGC

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

Details:
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.

Sources:
Woman takes her life after killing her disabled son
Una mujer mata a su hijo discapacitado y después se quita la vida en un hotel de València

Skylar Pettit

Photo of a girl with pale skin and straight auburn hair. She has Down syndrome. She is smiling broadly.Name: Skylar Pettit.
Died: July 21, 2023.
Age at death: 24.
Cause of death: Infection secondary to denial of insulin.
Location: Rotterdam, New York, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome, diabetes.

Details:
Skylar’s mother, a nurse, was responsible for helping Skylar with her diabetes; but she allegedly stopped giving Skylar insulin, which weakened the young woman so much that she became bedridden, her health declined, and she died from infection. Skylar’s mother and her mother’s boyfriend concealed Skylar’s body and continued collecting benefits for several months after her death, until a police wellness check uncovered their secret.

Skylar loved to sing, dance, and cook. She liked eating Subway sandwiches and pork rinds.

Case Status:
Amber Geier (Mother), charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and concealment of a human corpse.
Ricky Loika (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with hindering prosecution, concealment of a human corpse, and endangering the welfare of an incompetent person.

Sources:
Rotterdam mother charged in disabled daughter’s death
Rotterdam mom, boyfriend, charged in death of disabled daughter
“She just gave up”: mother accused of concealing daughter’s 2023 death in Rotterdam home
Cousin of woman found dead in Rotterdam wants answers
DA: Rotterdam woman didn’t properly care for diabetic daughter, left body in home for months
Skylar Shelby Pettit Obituary (2023) – Ballston Lake, NY

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.

Details:
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.

Sources:
Man indicted for murder of autistic adopted son
Man indicted for shooting adopted son nine times, stabbing twice
Omri’s Murder by his Adoptive Father Shakes Hearts
9 shots and a knife in the chest: indictment filed against Shai Blum – for murdering his adopted son
Autism Memorial: Omri Blum

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.

Details:
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.

Sources:
‘Not able to bear medical expenses’, labourer kills bedridden son
Man Arrested On Charge Of Murdering Son

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.

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

Case Status:
Jerry Frix (Father), deceased.

Sources:
Days after alleged murder-suicide of father and disabled daughter, FoCo service group sheds light on larger issue
Ga. Father Murdered Adult Daughter with Special Needs Before Killing Himself
Forsyth County father and daughter dead in murder-suicide, deputies say
Adult with special needs allegedly killed by father in murder-suicide in Forsyth County
Megan Frix Obituary
Autism Memorial: Megan Frix

Cora Laszkiewicz

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

Details:
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.

Sources:
Mother charged in malnutrition death of autistic daughter
Mother allegedly allowed her daughter with “severe autism” to starve herself to death
Pewaukee woman charged in death of malnourished autistic adult daughter
Autism Memorial: Cora Laszkiewicz