Daunya Fields

Photo of an African-American girl with medium-brown skin and brown eyes, wearing a black top. Her hair is done in small, neat braids and gathered into a scrunchie at the top of her head.Name: Daunya Fields.
Died: December 25, 2021.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Physical and developmental disability due to abuse in infancy.

Details:
Daunya and her adoptive mother Elaine Fizer, 57, were shot to death by her adoptive father, who went on the run for several days before he was found and shot by police.

Case Status:
Dwayne McDonald (Adoptive father), deceased; shot by police.

Sources:
Woman, daughter found shot dead by relatives arriving for Christmas dinner
Family urge man to surrender after woman, disabled daughter found dead on Christmas Day
Dwayne McDonald Detroit man wanted in shooting deaths of wife & daughter
Suspect in Christmas Day double killing of wife, daughter shot dead by cops
Video: Detroit Police Search for Husband in Christmas Slaying of Wife and Daughter
Detroit Police shoot and kill suspect in Christmas Day murder of mom and 13-year-old disabled daughter

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

Felicity and Barrett Kreb

Photo: A teenage girl and a boy, both with short limbs. The girl is wearing red-and-white checked pajamas; she has olive skin and straight black hair. The boy is wearing camouflage pajamas and glasses; he has fair skin, blond hair, and glasses. They are smiling for the camera.Name: Felicity Kreb.
Age at death: 13.

Name: Barrett Kreb.
Age at death: 9.

Died: October 30, 2021.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Gleneagle, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Dwarfism.

Details:
Felicity, Barrett, and their mother Yvette Siegert-Kreb, were killed by their father, who then killed himself.

Felicity and Barrett were both international adoptees, Felicity from China and Barrett from Albania. They were two of nine children. Their mother had specifically begun adopting children with dwarfism because her own son had dwarfism, and she wanted him to grow up with other little people around him. With their parents dead, Felicity and Barrett’s surviving siblings, the oldest of whom are adults, are now caring for one another.

Case Status:
Christof Kreb (Adoptive father), deceased.

Sources:
Father killed wife, two children in murder-suicide, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says
Grim New Details Emerge as Authorities Identify Victims and Suspect in Colorado Triple Murder-Suicide
Gun store owner ‘killed his wife and two children, 13 and 9, in apparent murder-suicide’

Lewis Lujan

Photo of a middle-aged man with tanned skin and short gray hair and beard. He is wearing a red shirt. Name: Lewis Lujan.
Died: August 7, 2021.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Cancer survivor.

Details:
Lewis, his wife Irene, and his son Matthew were allegedly shot by his son.

Before his cancer diagnosis, Lewis worked as a plumber.

Case Status:
Brandon Lujan (Son), booked on three counts of first-degree murder.

Source:
‘They did not deserve this’: Relatives mourn Phoenix family killed in weekend shooting
Phoenix man says fight with brother led to deadly shooting of his family
Phoenix man details fatally shooting his brother and parents, report says

Rudransh and Devansh Shankar

No PhotoName: Rudransh Shankar.
Age at death: 6.
Disability: Kidney disease.

Name: Devansh Shankar.
Age at death: 4.
Disability: Unspecified health problems.

Died: August 6, 2021.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Sangareddy, Telangana, India.

Details:
On the day of their deaths, brothers Rudransh and Devansh didn’t want to take their medication, according to their mother. Angered, their mother allegedly strangled them to death before jumping into a lake. She was rescued by fishermen and arrested.

Case Status:
Jyotsna (Mother), arrested.

Source:
Upset with kids illness, mother strangles them in Telangana’s Sangareddy | Hyderabad News – Times of India
Telangana: Upset with their illness, mom kills two sons in Sangareddy | Hyderabad News – Times of India
Woman strangles two children to death, later jumps into stream in Sangareddy
Telangana: Disturbed over sons’ chronic illness, woman strangles them to death, then attempts suicide

Joyce Jeffries

No PhotoName: Joyce Ann Jeffries.
Died: July 24, 2021.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Spiegner, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Joyce’s son fatally shot her and her daughter-in-law Susan. He told his daughter that he was killing his mother because she had been recently diagnosed with dementia, then shot himself and died soon afterwards in the hospital. His daughter and her children survived unhurt.

Case Status:
William Jeffries (Son), deceased.

Source:
Alabama man accused of killing wife, mother before shooting self
Alabama Man Shoots Wife, Mother, Then Himself, Leaves Daughter and Her Children Unharmed
Alleged gunman dies following Deatsville murder-suicide

Ayan Shaikh

No PhotoName: Ayan Shaikh.
Died: June 15, 2021.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Homicide.
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Global developmental delay.

Details:
Ayan and his mother Aliya were killed by his father, who then committed suicide. According to police, the couple often argued about Ayan’s disability.

Case Status:
Abid Shaikh (Father), deceased.

Source:
Woman, her son found murdered in different areas of Pune; police look for missing husband
India News | Woman-child Murder: Husband Still Missing, Multiple Probe Teams Formed
Pune woman-son murder case: Husband’s body found, suicide suspected
Pune Man’s Body Found After ‘Murder’ of Wife, 8-year-old Autistic Child
Pune: Missing man found dead days after his wife and son were murdered, cops suspect suicide

Darren Henson

Photo of a young, sandy-haired boy wearing a blue "Birthday Boy" ribbon. His hands are blurred from waving them. Name: Darren Henson.
Died: May 31, 2021.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Louth, England, UK.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Darren’s stepfather allegedly stabbed him and his mother to death.

Darren loved football (soccer), especially Chelsea football. He was “a happy child with a kind heart.”

Case Status:
Daniel Boulton (Stepfather), charged with two counts of murder, burglary, and resisting arrest.

Source:
Autism Memorial: Darren Henson
Ex-partner brutally stabbed mother and autistic son in front of baby, court told
Violent ex ‘brutally stabbed mum and autistic son to death before 24-hour manhunt’ – Plainsmen Post
Coventry gran’s tribute to boy, 9, after alleged double murder
Suspect, 29, ‘knifed to death ex-partner and her autistic son, nine’

Brian Cotter

No PhotoName: Brian Cotter.
Died: “A few days after” May 17, 2021.
Age at death: 15.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Fresno, California, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Brian’s brother called 911 to report that Brian had shot his father and then himself. First responders arrived to find Brian’s father, Patrick, dead and Brian severely injured. Brian would die at the hospital several days later. However, police investigated Brian’s brother’s story, found that it did not match the evidence, and arrested him for the double murder.

Brian and his father used to go on walks, and Brian would carry a walkie-talkie to keep in touch with his neighbor.

Case Status:
Robert Cotter (Brother), charged with two counts of murder.

Source:
Detectives say murder-suicide in Fresno was really a double homicide
Victims’ family member arrested in Fresno mobile home park shooting that left 15-year-old autistic son and father dead
“It’s going to be a loss to us”: Neighbors react to alleged mobile home park murder

Melissia Hinton-Miller

Portraint photo of an older woman with short gray hair, wearing make-up and earrings.Name: Melissia Hinton-Miller.
Died: April 20, 2021.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Shot.
Location: East Pennsboro, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Melissia and her daughter Joanna were both shot in their home shortly after the police, who were there on a domestic violence call, left. Melissia survived ten days in the hospital before dying from her injuries.

Case Status:
John Miller (Husband), charge with murder and aggravated assault.

Source:
Man accused of killing daughter faces more charges after wife dies from her injuries