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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Svetlana Shiryaeva

No PhotoName: Svetlana Shiryaeva (Светлана Ширяева).
Died: December 12, 2021.
Age at death: 23.
Cause of death: Poisoning.
Location: Aleksandrovka, Saratov, Russia.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Svetlana lived with her mother and her young nieces and nephews. She and the three children, ages 3, 5, and 7, died from poisoning, and at first it was thought that they had all been poisoned with insecticide that was used on their house. But, months later, the young woman’s mother went to police and allegedly confessed that she had poisoned a meal she had made for all four.

Case Status:
Лидия Ширяева (Lidia Shiryaeva) (Mother), arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Cara Broyles

Photo of a young woman with long brown hair, light skin, and brown eyes, smiling for the camera.Name: Cara Lynn Broyles.
Died: December 1, 2021.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

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. Declared incompetent to stand trial; hospitalized for restoration of competency.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Jamie Nau

Photo of a young woman with wavy brown hair and fair skin, looking to the left and laughing. She is wearing a black shirt decorated with rhinestones and a thin gold necklace.Name: Jamie Nau.
Died: August 22, 2021.
Age at death: 29.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Disability: Mental illness.

Jamie’s boyfriend, who was known to be abusive, dumped her and her possessions out on the road. The next day, he came looking for her and fatally shot her.

Case Status:
Brandon Boone (Boyfriend), pleaded guilty to manslaughter and weapons charges, sentenced to 34 1/2-37 1/2 years.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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