Christopher DeGroot

No PhotoName: Christopher Aire DeGroot.
Died: May 19, 2006.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Albany, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Christopher’s parents locked him in his room and bolted it with a deadbolt. Then they set a fire in their home and left Christopher to burn to death.

Perpetrator: Nicolaas and Agnes DeGroot (Parents), pleaded no contest to criminally negligent homicide, sentenced to 6 months in jail.

Source: Christopher DeGroot

Tiffany Pinckney

Photo of Tiffany Pinckney sitting at a table and leaning her chin on her hands. She wears a beige T-shirt and has an afro.Name: Tiffany Pinckney.
Died: April 2, 2005.
Age at death: 23.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Autism, developmental delay.

Tiffany was locked in a basement by her sister and her sister’s husband, where she starved to death.

Perpetrator: Allison Cox (sister), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 9 years. Orlando Klass (sister’s husband), pled guilty to criminal negligence, sentenced to 2 years house arrest.

Source: Nine years for woman’s death

Scott Olsen

No PhotoName: Scott Olsen.
Died: December 7, 2003.
Age at death: 29.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Blind and quadriplegic after brain injury.

Scott’s sister deliberately starved him to death.

Perpetrator: Kimberly Loebig (Sister); pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter; sentenced to 60 days in prison.

Source: Sis Charged In Brother Starve Case

Angelica Auriemma

No PhotoName: Angelica Auriemma.
Died: December 5, 2003.
Age at death: 20.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: New York City, New York, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Soon after Angelica was diagnosed with autism, her mother tried to electrocute her; when that didn’t work, she drowned her in the bathtub.

Perpetrator: Ioanna Auriemma (Mother); convicted of manslaughter; served three years in prison.

Source: Autistic Brooklyn Woman Is Drowned at Home

Dale Bartolome

No PhotoName: Dale Bartolome.
Died: July 29, 2002.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder-Suicide.
Location: Mission Viejo, California, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Dale’s father shot him and then killed himself in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Delfin Bartolome (Father); committed suicide.

Source: Stress Pushed Man to Kill Son, Himself, Family Says

Matthew Sutton

No PhotoName: Matthew Sutton.
Died: April 22, 2001.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Leonay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Trisomy 13

Matthew was given a fatal dose of sedative before he was smothered by his parents, who claimed it was “euthanasia”.

Perpetrator: Margaret and Raymond Sutton (Parents). Convicted of manslaughter; served no jail time.

Source: Double death of parents who killed their son Matthew Sutton
Regina v Raymond Douglas Sutton; Regina v Margaret Ellen Sutton [2007] NSWSC 295 (4 April 2007)

Peggy Johnson

Composite image of Peggy Lynn Johnson, a young woman with very curly blond hair, a small nose, pointed chin, and hazel eyes.Name: Peggy Lynn Johnson.
Died: July 21, 1999.
Age at death: 23.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Racine County, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

After the death of her mother, 18-year-old Peggy went to a nearby hospital and asked for help. There, a nurse took her in. But her new caregiver abused her horribly, yelling at her, starving her, and beating her; once she even attacked Peggy with a pitchfork. She was made to live in a crawl space, and banished there whenever she wasn’t doing chores. After years of abuse, Peggy died from sepsis pneumonia due to her many injuries.

Peggy’s body was found dumped on the side of the road, but she could not be identified for many years. She was known as the “Racine County Jane Doe”, and nearby residents bought her a gravestone. It wasn’t until 2019 that someone heard the nurse talking about having killed someone and called the police, who arrested the nurse and identified Peggy as the victim who had long gone unidentified. When she was finally identified and journalists went to photograph her gravestone, they found that a member of the community had been there and left some flowers, a balloon, and a little wooden sign with Peggy’s real name. It had been a full 20 years since her murder.

Perpetrator: Linda La Roche (Caregiver), charged with first-degree murder and hiding a corpse.

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Cory Moar

No PhotoName: Cory Clifford Moar.
Died: December 11, 1998.
Age at death: 29.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Disability: Intellectual disability, mild hearing loss.

Cory was abused by his family, beaten repeatedly for years before his death. He eventually died from the accumulated injuries and a blood clot in his lungs.

Perpetrator: Eli Pruden (Half-brother) and Linda Pruden (Sister-in-law).

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In the matter of the fatality inquiry act and in the matter of Cory Moar

Jim Helm

No PhotoName: Jim Helm.
Died: November 8, 1998.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Nelson, New Zealand.
Disability: Down syndrome, Autism.

Details: Jim’s mother killed him and herself because she was afraid of what would happen to him if she died.

Perpetrator: Nancy Helm (Mother).

Source: Jim Helm died at the hands of a loving mother who despaired of his future.