Gabby Petito

Photo of a young woman with fair skin and long blond hair, wearing an orange patterned skirt and top that barely shows her midriff. She is smiling for the camera.Name: Gabby Petito.
Died: September 19, 2021 (Body found).
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA.
Disability: OCD, anxiety.

Details:
Gabby was a travel blogger who was on a trip with her boyfriend when she went missing. Shortly before her disappearance, police received a call from someone who said they saw Gabby’s boyfriend hitting her. When police stopped their van, Gabby’s boyfriend told them that they had been arguing about Gabby’s cleaning the van too thoroughly. Police interpreted the incident as a “mental health break” and put Gabby’s boyfriend in a hotel room for the night. The next day, Gabby and her boyfriend continued their road trip.

Gabby’s body was found in Grand Teton National Park. She had been strangled, and her death was declared a homicide.

Case Status:
Brian Laundrie (Fiance), person of interest, at large on a warrant for using Gabby’s credit cards after she died. Body found during manhunt; death ruled suicide.

Sources:
Brian Laundrie: US blogger Gabby Petito’s fiancé ‘died by suicide’ – family lawyer
Gabby Petito died by strangulation ‘three to four weeks’ before body was found, Wyoming coroner says
Race, Disability and Coercive Control: One More Look at the Gabby Petito Case – Ms. Magazine
New Dispatch Audio Reveals Cops In Utah Were Told Brian Laundrie Hit Gabby Petito
Body Found in Gabby Petito Investigation
Authorities Have Issued a Warrant for Brian Laundrie’s Arrest
Mourners pay respects to Gabby Petito at New York funeral home
Gabby Petito case: Timeline of travel blogger’s disappearance

Chelsea and Connor Hill

Photo of two small children being held by an adult off-frame. The child on the left is a little girl with her dark-blond hair pulled away off her forehead, looking off to the left. She has pale skin. Her hands are blurred from flapping them. She is wearing a black dress with a white blouse. On the right is a little boy with wispy blond hair and pale skin, wearing a dark blue flannel shirt and hugging the adult's hand to his chest. His mouth is slightly open in a neutral expression.Name: Chelsea Hill.
Name: Connor Hill.

Died: August 5, 2021.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Starvation.
Location: Silverdale, Washington, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Twin siblings Chelsea and Connor’s mother presented herself at an emergency room and said she was suicidal, and that there were two people dead at her home. When investigators checked the home, they found Chelsea and Connor dead, and police arrested their mother, who told them that she had “lost track of time” and forgotten to feed Chelsea and Connor.

Case Status:
Sherrie Lynn Hill (Mother), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Autism Memorial: Chelsea and Connor Hill.
Kitsap County mom accused of murdering, possibly starving her twin children
Silverdale woman charged with murder after her autistic twins found dead in her home
Suicidal Washington mother charged with murder of her autistic twins

Kayla Estevez

Photo of a woman with red hair, light-brown skin, and light make-up, wearing a black dress and holding a rose.Name: Kayla Estevez.
Died: March 24, 2021.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: New York City, New York, USA.
Disability: Bipolar disorder.

Details:
Kayla died from strangulation while staying in a hotel with her boyfriend. Police charged her boyfriend with second-degree murder, noting that her body was covered in bruises. Her family says that Kayla had been in a long-term abusive relationship with her boyfriend, who took advantage of her using her bipolar disorder.

Kayla took ballet lessons and enjoyed drawing and expressing herself in poetry.

Case Status:
Ernest Wright (Boyfriend), charged with second-degree murder and drug possession.

Source:
‘Defies all logic and reason’: Homeless man accused of strangling girlfriend in Times Square hotel claimed she ‘did this to herself,’ prosecutors say
‘My best friend’: Brother of woman strangled by homeless boyfriend in Times Square hotel saw the tragedy coming

Chevana Fox

No PhotoName: Chevana Marie Fox.
Died: February 28, 2021.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Hypoxic brain injury due to strangulation.
Location: Napier, New Zealand.
Disability: Juvenile Huntington’s disease.

Details:
Chevana’s mother strangled her. Her mother called emergency services to report what she had done, and Chevana was taken to the hospital; but her brain had been without oxygen too long, and she died four weeks later.

Case Status:
Cherlyene May Lawrence (Mother), pleaded guilty to murder.

Source:
Napier mother admits murdering daughter with juvenile Huntington’s disease
Mother admits killing disabled daughter in Napier

Helen Miller

Photo of a young woman leaning against a wheelchair backrest. Her brown hair is curly and short; she has tan skin and is smiling for the camera.Name: Helen Marie Miller.
Died: February 22, 2021.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Manheim Township, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Helen was stabbed to death in her sleep. According to a probable cause affidavit, her sister then called emergency services, admitted to stabbing her, and was found by police washing the blood off her hands.

Helen was an artistic young woman who made paintings and sculptures. She had won an award for her watercolor work.

Case Status:
Claire Miller (Sister), charged with criminal homicide.

Source:
Who is Claire Miller and what is she accused of?
Claire Miller: Pennsylvania teen allegedly stabs sister with cerebral palsy to death, washes blood off in snow
Lancaster County 14-year-old accused of killing older sister
Claire Miller: Pennsylvania Teen Killed Disabled Sister in Sleep, Cops Say

Jasmine Cannady

Photo of a young adult with curly hair, wearing a green headwrap and a nose ring.Name: Jasmine Cannady.
Died: February 22, 2021.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Ambridge, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Mental illness.

Details:
Jasmine’s mother allegedly shot them and their 16-year-old brother Jeffrey with a shotgun. Police say Jasmine’s mother said she was worried that Jasmine would be committed to a mental institution because of their disability, and that their father would take custody of their brother; so she killed them instead.

Jasmine worked at FedEx. They are remembered by friends at PRISM, the local LGBT+ youth organization, as sweet, shy, and artistic. They loved to dance. Under Jasmine’s favorite quotes on Facebook, they posted, “Don’t let anyone bring you down. Don’t let people tell you can’t do anything in life. You mean something.” 

Case Status:
Krisinda A. Bright (Mother), charged with two counts of criminal homicide.

Source:
Ambridge mother accused of killing her two children will face trial
HRC Mourns Trans & Non-Binary Siblings Who Were Killed
Beaver County LGBTQ+ group holds vigil for siblings killed in Ambridge shooting
‘Please Don’t Shoot’: Krisinda Bright Accused Of Shooting, Killing Her 16-Year-Old, 22-Year-Old Children
Jasmine Cannady | Facebook

Ekanthachari

No PhotoName: Ekanthachari.
Died: February 1, 2021.
Age at death: 21.
Cause of death: Assault.
Location: Shanivarsanthe, Karnataka, India.
Disability: A “behavioral disorder”.

Details:
Ekanthachari’s father reported his death as an accident, saying he had fallen from a tree. But a post-mortem examination found that he had died from assault.

Case Status:
Mahendra Kumar (Father), arrested for murder.

Source:
Karnataka man kills son with behavioural disorder

“Sonam”

No PhotoName: “Sonam.”
Died: January 17, 2021.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Disability: Mentally disabled.

Details:
“Sonam” (not her real name), a 22-year-old young woman, was found dead in a field, and her family claimed she had been raped. However, a postmortem discovered that she had not been raped, and police began investigating the family. According to police, Sonam’s family admitted that they wanted to “get rid of her” because she was mentally disabled, and they had heard that the families of rape victims were receiving large sums in compensation. After they lured her out to a nearby field, police say, her mother held her, her brother strangled her, and her father served as lookout.

Case status:
Her mother, arrested, legal action initiated.
Her father, arrested, legal action initiated.
Her brother, arrested, legal action initiated.

Source:
Barabanki: Family wanted to get rid of mentally disabled girl, so killed her and created the story of rape and murder

Chadaporn Khamkeaw

No PhotoName: Chadaporn Khamkeaw.
Died: January 16, 2021.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Drowning.
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Disability: Physical disability (Wheelchair user), intellectual disability.

Details:
After their bodies were found, police concluded that Chadaporn’s mother had pushed Chadaporn’s wheelchair to a pond, pushed her daughter into the pond, and followed her, upon which both drowned.

Case status:
Thongbai Khamkeaw (Mother), committed suicide.

Source:
Elderly mother, disabled daughter drowned in Chiang Mai murder-suicide
Ill Chiang Mai Mother Drowns Mentally Disabled Daughter in Murder-Suicide

Akram Choudhary

No PhotoName: Akram Choudhary.
Died: January 14, 2021.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Sangli, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Akram’s mother-in-law allegedly asked her son and his friend to kill Akram because she was angry that her daughter had married a disabled man. Akram was stabbed to death.

Case Status:
Shabana Shaikh (Mother-in-law), arrested in connection with murder.
Aman Shaikh (Brother-in-law), arrested on suspicion of murder.
Ejaz Shaikh (Brother-in-law’s friend), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: Mumbai: Woman arrested for provoking son to kill disabled son-in-law