Name: Guadalupe “Lupita” Martinez. Died: January 28, 2021. Age at death: 30. Cause of death: Throat cut. Location: Othello, Washington, USA. Disability: Autism, intellectual disability.
Guadalupe, called “Lupita” by her family, lived with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend. Her mother’s boyfriend is accused of killing her mother after an argument and then, when Guadalupe walked in on the killing, slamming her head against the floor and cutting her throat.
Mauricio Nava-Garibay (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of removal or concealment of a body.
Name: Joshua Jackson “JJ” Vallow. Died: June 10, 2020 (Body found; last seen September 23, 2019). Age at death: 7. Cause of death: Murder. Location: Rexburg, Idaho, USA. Disability: Autism.
JJ’s mother and stepfather killed him and his 17-year-old half-sister, Tylee Ryan. They tried to cover up the children’s deaths by claiming they were home-schooling or that the children were staying with relatives; but their grandparents became worried and asked for a welfare check and the children were declared missing. A storage locker was found, full of the siblings’ possessions. Finally their bodies were found on their stepfather’s property.
Perpetrator: Chad Guy Daybell (Stepfather), charged with two counts of destruction, alteration and concealment of evidence; Lori Vallow Daybell (Mother), charged with desertion and nonsupport of dependent children, resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime, contempt of court and willful disobedience of court process or order.
Name: Conner Seth Snyder. Died: September 26, 2019. Age at death: 8. Cause of death: Multiple Murder. Location: Albany, Pennsylvania, USA. Disability: Speech delay, learning disabilities, poor dexterity.
Other Victim: Brinley Louise Snyder, age 4, Conner’s sister (non-disabled).
Conner liked video games and building forts.
Conner’s mother hanged him and his sister Brinley from a dog lead in their basement. She tried to pass it off as a suicide, claiming that Conner had been bullied at school because of his disability, and had killed himself and his little sister; but police established that Conner didn’t have the dexterity necessary to use the dog lead to hang himself, and his mother had been researching hanging online.
Perpetrator: Lisa Rachelle Snyder (Mother), charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder, tampering with evidence, and endangering the welfare of children.
Name: Unknown; initials “DH”. Died: September 9, 2019. Age at death: Newborn. Cause of death: Multiple murder. Location: Namangan, Uzbekistan. Disability: Bow legs.
Other Victim: “MT”, newborn baby girl, non-disabled.
“DH” was a newborn still in the hospital nursery when her mother was told she had a disability. Her mother reacted to the news by throwing her out of the hospital window. Then, she grabbed a baby that wasn’t hers and threw her out of the window too. According to the police, it was to cover up the crime. Both newborns died from their injuries.
Name: Ari Ase. Age at death: 8. Disability: Autism.
Name: Mya Ase. Age at death: 7. Disability: Autism.
Name: John Savage. Age at death: 3. Disability: Autism.
Died: July 7, 2019. Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide. Location: Syracuse, New York, USA.
Ari, Mya, and John were all autistic. Ari smiled all the time; Mya sung songs. Both liked music. Mya was a talented artist whose teacher thought she would one day become famous. Ari would read the dictionary for fun. Three-year-old John, a precocious boy who could already count and spell, loved reading books.
Their mother packed the three children into a rental car and ignited a charcoal grill, filling the car with carbon monoxide and killing them all.