Dimple Meena

Photo of a young girl with light-brown skin, wavy dark hair, and dark-brown eyes, with a solemn expression on her face.Name: Dimple Meena.
Died: May 20, 2024.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Poisoned.
Location: Hindaun, Rajasthan, India.
Disability: Deaf.

Dimple was brought in to the hospital with severe burns. She had been doused with gasoline, her family said, by two strange men. After some days, Dimple died; but an autopsy established she had not died from her burns–she had been poisoned. Police believe that, after an argument with her mother, her parents set Dimple on fire, and then forced her to take poison as she lay helpless in her hospital bed.

Case Status:
Karan Singh (Father), charged with murder.
Kamlesh (Mother), charged with murder.
Rajesh Meena (Uncle), charged with murder.

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Paul Mann

Photo: An older man with ruddy skin and bald head. One side of his face sags slightly.Name: Paul Mann
Died: April 12, 2024.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Kilkivan, Queensland, Australia.
Disability: Unspecified; used mobility scooter.

Paul’s home health worker visited his home and heard a fight going on inside. When police responded to break it up, his nephew allegedly threatened the police with a knife. The officer retreated and tried to negotiate, but eventually resorted to shooting Paul’s nephew once in the torso, disabling him. Inside the home, they found Paul, dead from stab wounds.

Case Status:
James Neale (Nephew), hospitalized for his injuries and charged with murder and assault on a police officer.

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Carolyn Key

No PhotoName: Carolyn Key.
Died: April 1, 2024.
Age at death: 57.
Cause of death: Shooting.
Location: Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
Disability: Kidney failure, chronic pain.

Carolyn’s husband allegedly shot her because he “wanted to end her pain.”

Case Status:
James Key (Husband), charged with homicide.

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Edward Cheng

No PhotoName: Edward Cheng Kin-wong.
Died: March 27, 2024.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Suffocation.
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
Disability: Dementia, muscular dystrophy.

Mr. Cheng’s domestic help entered his bedroom to find him dead on his bed, and his wife hurt, apparently having tried to take her own life. Mr. Cheng had his nose and mouth covered with tape. Police suspect that his wife, worried about her ability to care for him, had smothered him.

Case Status:
Cheng Ying-lee (Wife), charged with murder.

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Olayode Morenike

No PhotoName: Olayode Morenike.
Died: March 27, 2024.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Akure, Ondo, Nigeria.
Disability: Unspecified.

Olayode was stabbed to death with a pair of scissors. Police say her husband was angry at her for visiting her child from a previous marriage.

Case Status:
Fatai Abdullahai (Husband), arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Paula Lombardo

Photo of an elderly woman with light skin, wearing a bulky brown jacket. Wisps of hair poke out from under a red knit cap.Name: Paula Lombardo.
Died: March 15, 2024.
Age at death: 69.
Cause of death: Smothered.
Location: Clearfield, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Parkinson’s disease.

Paula’s son reported her dead; emergency responders found her dead on her bed, and her son reportedly asked police when he could claim life insurance money. An autopsy concluded that she had died from asphyxia, likely strangulation.

Case Status:
David Michael Lombardo (Son), charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, strangulation, tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse, and recklessly endangering another person.

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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.

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.

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Hannah shot in the head
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David Hernandez

Photo of a child in a blue graduation gown and mortarboard, holding a diploma. He has dark hair and light-brown skin.Name: David Jacques Hernandez.
Died: February 20, 2024.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Cut to the neck.
Location: Lancaster, California, USA.
Disability: Autism.

David was allegedly killed by his mother’s boyfriend.

Case Status:
Rena Naulls (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with murder and assault on a child causing death.

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Hrishikesk Haloi

Photo of a young boy with a censor bar across his eyes. He has short black hair and tan skin.Name: Hrishikesk Haloi.
Died: February 19, 2024.
Age at death: 15.
Cause of death: Poisoning.
Location: Barsarkuchi village, Nalbari, Assam, India.
Disability: ADHD, autism.

Hrishikesk and his mother were found dead in their beds. Police say that his father confessed to killing them both, saying that he had done it because of Hrishikesk’s autism and ADHD.

Case Status:
Jagadish Haloi (Father), charged with murder.

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James Gaylor

Photo of an older man with brown skin and stubble on his chin. He is wearing a black jacket and knit cap with a white stripe at the brim. He is leaning his chin on his hands. Name: James Gaylor.
Died: February 10, 2024.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Washington DC, USA.
Disability: Back injury; used cane.

According to police, James’s daughter stopped them on the street and said she’d stabbed her father. When they investigated, they found James fatally wounded; before he died, police say he told them that his daughter had attacked him. He had been stabbed 17 times.

James was a building engineer and drywall painter. Though he had no children of his own, he was a doting grandfather to his stepsons’ children.

Case Status:
Brittany Gaylor (Daughter), charged with second-degree murder.

DC woman accused of killing disabled father
DC woman charged with murder of father, who reported her to police last week
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