Megan Frix

Photo of a young woman with fair skin and short brown hair, laughing; she is wearing a black and white blouse.Name: Megan Frix.
Died: January 8, 2023.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Cumming, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Megan was killed by her father in a homicide-suicide.

Case Status:
Jerry Frix (Father), deceased.

Sources:
Days after alleged murder-suicide of father and disabled daughter, FoCo service group sheds light on larger issue
Ga. Father Murdered Adult Daughter with Special Needs Before Killing Himself
Forsyth County father and daughter dead in murder-suicide, deputies say
Adult with special needs allegedly killed by father in murder-suicide in Forsyth County
Megan Frix Obituary
Autism Memorial: Megan Frix

Kannan Kutty

Photo of an Indian man with light-brown skin and dark hair and mustache, wearing a peach-colored dress shirt. He has a streak of red and yellow paint across his forehead.Name: Kannan Mukundan Kutty.
Died: October 21, 2022.
Age at death: 39.
Cause of death: Throat cut.
Location: Palakkad, Kerala, India.
Disability: Diabetes, leg ulcers.

Details:
Kannan’s father killed Kannan, then himself. Neighbors said that Kannan’s health had been deteriorating; they believe that Kannan’s father was tired from taking care of him.

Case Status:
Balakrishnan (Father), deceased.

Sources:
Palakkad man murders diabetic son, kills self
Murder-suicide in Palakkad: Man kills unwell son, then hangs

Bernadette, Lisa, and Matthew Steadman

No PhotoName: Bernadette A. Steadman.
Age at death: 92.
Disability: Chronic illness; wheelchair user.

Name: Lisa B. Steadman.
Age at death: 60.
Disability: Chronic illness.

Name: Matthew Steadman.
Age at death: 34.
Disability: Autism.

Died: October 15, 2022.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Elyria, Ohio, USA.

Details:
After a man called 911, saying he had killed his family and was going to kill himself, police responded to his address and found the whole family shot dead. Matthew, the youngest at 34, was autistic; his mother Lisa, 60, and grandmother Bernadette, had chronic illness. They had all been killed by their caregiver, who died by suicide before police arrived.

The family lived in a quiet mobile home park, well-liked by their neighbors, one of whom says she used to call Bernadette “Grandma”. The family had recently added a ramp to their home so that Bernadette and Lisa could maneuver in and out of the home more easily.

Case Status:
James Steadman (Son/Husband/Father), deceased.

Sources:
‘I’m in shock’: Police release identities, details in the murder-suicide of Elyria family
Family of 4 found dead in Elyria home after apparent murder-suicide – cleveland.com
Elyria police identify victims of murder-suicide
Autism Memorial: Matthew Steadman

Frederico Mendes

Photo of a brown-eyed, brown-haired, fair-skinned boy in a white dress shirt. A cartoon heart has been added to the upper-left of the image.Name: Frederico Mendes.
Died: September 15, 2022.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Leeds, England, UK.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Frederico was killed by his mother in a murder-suicide.

Case Status:
Dalia Baptista (Mother), deceased.

Sources:
Mum and murdered son, 10, found dead in flat after both struggled with autism
Mum and son, 10, found dead in Leeds flat named as cousin speaks out
Mum and murdered son, 10, found dead in flat after autism struggles
Heartbroken family speaks out after mum, 30, and son, 10, found dead in flat
Mother and son found in suspected murder-suicide named
Autism Memorial: Frederico Mendes

Jonathan Runion

No PhotoName: Jonathan Runion.
Died: September 12, 2022.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Boone County, West Virginia, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Details:
Jonathan was shot by his mother in a murder-suicide.

Case Status:
Tammy Runion (Mother), deceased.

Sources:
West Virginia mother allegedly fatally shoots 48-year-old bedridden son and self
Victims identified in Boone County murder-suicide
Deputies | Mother kills son in apparent murder-suicide

Barbara Willshire

Photo of a white-haired older woman with pink, fair skin and glasses, wearing a burgundy sweater and scarf, hands on the controls of a mobility scooter.Name: Barbara Willshire.
Died: August 24, 2022.
Age at death: 92.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Disability: Disabled elder, declining health.

Details:
Barbara’s husband killed her and himself in a murder-suicide.

She and her husband lived in a retirement community. Friends said that her health had been failing over the past few months, and her husband had been “very distressed”.

Case Status:
Dennis Willshire (Husband), deceased.

Sources:
Couple found dead in Adelaide unit after suspected murder-suicide
Elderly husband and wife found dead in suspected murder-suicide identified

Gabrielle Roe

Photo of a smiling girl with straight brown hair and pale skin.Name: Gabrielle Roe.
Died: July 7, 2022.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Drewsey, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Gabrielle and her mother, who lived in Iowa, disappeared after going on what was supposed to be a camping trip. A search that lasted several days eventually turned up their bodies in their van in Oregon; Gabrielle’s mother had shot her and then killed herself.

Case Status:
Dawna Roe (Mother), deceased.

Sources:
Missing mom, daughter found dead in suspected murder-suicide
Mother, Teen Daughter With Down Syndrome Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide
Idaho Mom and Special Needs Daughter Found Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide, Police Say

Donna Mayfield

No PhotoName: Donna Mayfield.
Died: June 23, 2022.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Shooting.
Location: Overland Park, Kansas, USA.
Disability: Disabled elder; bedridden.

Details:
Donna was shot by her husband, who then killed himself.

Case Status:
Frank Mayfield (Husband).

Sources:
87-Year-Old Man Emailed His Children His Plans Before Killing Wife and Himself: Authorities
Neighborhood in shock after suspected murder-suicide of elderly couple
Overland Park police identify elderly couple killed in suspected murder-suicide
‘This is a tragedy’: Elderly Overland Park couple dies in possible murder-suicide
Two people killed in Overland Park murder-suicide

Gertie Duncan

Photo of a woman with gray hair and light skin, wearing a Christmas scarf over a red sweater.Name: Gertie Duncan.
Died: May 9, 2022.
Age at death: 79.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Leasburg, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Gertie’s husband shot her dead, called the police, shot himself, and was taken to the hospital where he died the next day.

Case Status:
Jerry Duncan (Husband), deceased.

Sources:
Family: Person County couple’s murder-suicide was an act of love :
Gertie Kendrick Duncan, age 79
Person County man kills wife, then shoots himself, sheriff says