Kathryn Newhouse

Young Filipino woman with straight dark hair, wearing a brown tank top. She is smiling for the camera.Name: Kathryn “Katie” Newhouse.
Died: March 19, 2022.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Shooting.
Location: Canton, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Autism, mental illness.

Details:
Katie’s father shot her, and then killed himself. When she was sixteen, her father had been arrested and charged for holding her down on her bed by her throat.

Kathryn’s friends remember her as a kind young woman who was always smiling, even when life became difficult.

Case Status:
Howard Newhouse (Father), deceased.

Sources:
Candlelight Vigil April 4 for Kathryn Newhouse, Trans Teen Murdered by Her Father in Georgia
Autistic Asian-American Teen Trans Woman Kathryn Newhouse Murdered by Her Father in Georgia
Son reacts after Cherokee County dad kills his daughter before shooting himself

Zarea Dixon

Photo of a young woman with dark skin and long braided brown hair; she is wearing a maroon sweater and a wide white headband.Name: Zarea Dixon.
Died: February 24, 2022.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Strangled, blunt trauma; police took 76 minutes to respond to 911 call.
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA.
Disability: Deaf.

Details:
Zarea called emergency services using a translator service for the deaf, reporting that her ex-boyfriend had broken into her house, beaten her up, and tried to stab her. She asked for police to come and help her. But police took more than an hour to respond–and when they finally arrived, they found Zarea murdered.

Zarea enjoyed teaching others sign language.

Case Status:
Tahj Pinson (Ex boyfriend), charged with murder.

Sources:
‘She Called for Help. No One Showed,’ Murdered Woman’s Family Demands Answers From Police
Celebrating The Life of Zarea Dixon
Texas woman called police an hour before officers found her body

Amir Tabarzan

No PhotoName: Amir Tabarzan.
Died: February 20, 2022.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Smothered.
Location: Houston, Texas, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Amir was smothered by his father, who then took his own life.

He was a recent high school graduate.

Case Status:
Alireza Tabarzan (Father), deceased.

Sources:
Father suffocates teen son before using ‘edged weapon’ to take his own life at west Houston home, HPD says
Woman finds husband, son dead in apparent murder-suicide in west Houston
Mother Returned Home to Discover That Husband Suffocated Disabled Son, 19, Before Taking His Own Life: Cops

Cara Broyles

No PhotoName: Cara Lynn Broyles.
Died: December 1, 2021.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Police received a call from Cara’s home in which her father said he had killed his family. At the home, police found Cara’s body, along with that of her mother Candace and her brother Aaron. Cara’s father was arrested, telling police he had wanted to kill himself but could not go through with it.

Case Status:
William Broyles (Father), charged with three counts of second-degree murder.

Sources:
Autism Memorial: Cara Broyles
Nassau County man fatally shot wife, two children multiple times then called 911, deputies say
Man charged with killing wife, daughter, son in Nassau County is on suicide watch
Man shoots, kills wife, daughter and son inside Callahan home, Nassau sheriff says
Florida church musical director killed wife, two kids at family’s home: sheriff
Florida Church Musician Said He Shot Wife and Two Kids Multiple Times to ‘Make Sure They Didn’t Suffer’ But Was ‘Too Scared’ to Kill Himself: Sheriff

Summer Tatum

Photo: A young woman with fair skin and brown hair in a pageboy cut; she is wearing a yellow shirt and navy sweater.Name: Summer Knight Tatum.
Died: October 18, 2021.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Prattville, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Summer’s husband allegedly shot her twice in the head. Prosecutors say he was angry because she had discovered he was having an affair. Rushed to the hospital in critical condition, Summer–who was five months pregnant–died soon afterwards. Her baby, a boy named Everett, was delivered dangerously premature and lived only a few hours.

Case Status:
Hunter James Tatum (Husband), charged with murder.

Sources:
Alabama Man Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of Disabled Wife, Unborn Child Over Video Game Console
Prosecutor says text affair led to days of fighting, shooting deaths of pregnant woman, unborn son
Prosecutor: Man shot pregnant wife twice in head after she discovered affair

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: Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito.
Died: September 19, 2021 (Body found).
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA.
Disability: Potentially had a mental health condition, such as OCD or anxiety.

Details:
Gabby was a travel blogger who was on a trip with her boyfriend when she went missing.

Shortly before her disappearance on August 12th, 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. Gabby was distressed at the time. Rather than a domestic violence incident, police interpreted the incident as a “mental health break.” According to the police report, both Gabby and her boyfriend said that she had “severe anxiety.” Whether or not she did have anxiety, the police dismissed concerns over domestic abuse because of their perception of her having a disability.

The next day, Gabby and her boyfriend continued their road trip. She was last seen alive August 24th.

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, police issued a warrant for using Gabby’s credit cards after she died. Body found during the police search; death ruled suicide.

Sources:
Top medical examiners lash Brian Laundrie claim that his murder of Gabby Petito was a mercy killing
FBI Denver Provides Final Investigative Update on Gabrielle Petito Case
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, sentenced to 6 years 6 months.

Source:
Mum who killed terminally-ill daughter sentenced to six and a half years in jail
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:
Hearing will determine if Manheim Twp. girl charged with killing sister will be tried in adult or juvenile court
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