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), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
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

Suresh Mangle

No PhotoName: Suresh Mangle.
Died: March 6, 2021.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Throat cut.
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Details:
Suresh lived with his son and his grandson. His grandson killed both him and his son Milind by cutting their throats, then jumped to his death from the sixth floor.

Case Status:
Ruling: Murder-suicide.
Shardul Mangle (Grandson), deceased.

Source: Mumbai: 20-year-old jumps to death in Mulund after killing father, grandfather

Guadalupe Martinez

Portrait photo of a young woman with short dark hair, wearing a red dress and make-up.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.

Details:
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.

Guadalupe loved nail polish, costume jewelry and music.

Case status:
Mauricio Nava-Garibay (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of removal or concealment of a body.

Source:
Guadalupe Martinez Obituary
‘We are all scared’: Neighbors speak after the murders of two women in Othello
Othello man admits to murdering two women: Court documents
Man Stabs and Chops Up Girlfriend And Her Daughter After Argument

William and Eric Smithson

No PhotoName:William Harvey Smithson.
Age at death: 54.
Disability: Unspecified special needs.

Name: Eric Russell Smithson.
Age at death: 78.
Disability: Chronic illness/frail elder.

Died: November 24, 2020.
Cause of death: Shooting.
Location: Clermont, Florida, USA.

Details:
Eric and his son William lived with his wife. Authorities concluded that Eric’s wife shot and killed her husband and son, then killed herself.

Case status:
Joyce Lorraine Smithson (wife/mother), died by suicide.

Source:
Florida woman accused of killing husband, son with special needs in double murder-suicide
Deputies: Woman killed her husband, son with special needs before killing herself
Elderly Woman Murdered Her Ill Husband and Special Needs Son Before Dying by Suicide: Deputies
Incident 11-24-2020 Florida Clermont 2-1

Joshua Vallow

Photo of a boy with straight dark-blond hair, smiling for the camera.Name: Joshua Jackson “JJ” Vallow.
Died: June 10, 2020 (Body found; last seen September 23, 2019).
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Homicide.
Location: Rexburg, Idaho, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
For some time after their disappearances, JJ and his half-sister Tylee’s parents claimed 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 buried on their stepfather’s property. JJ’s grandparents believe that his mother and stepfather killed him and his 17-year-old half-sister, Tylee Ryan.

Case status:
Chad Guy Daybell (Stepfather), charged with first degree murder, two counts of destruction, alteration and concealment of evidence.
Lori Vallow Daybell (Mother), charged with first degree murder, 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.

Source:
Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell indicted on murder charges in deaths of kids
Grandparents seeking justice for J.J. and Tylee hope Daybells will face murder charges
A string of family deaths surround tragedy of Lori Vallow’s children
Medical examiner completes autopsy on Chad Daybell ex-wife
Why did Lori Vallow murder her kids? A look into the terrible case
Deaths of Tylee Ryan and J. J. Vallow
Funeral for ‘Cult Mom’ Lori Vallow’s kids ‘can’t be held because charred and butchered remains not released’
Documents detail horrific manner JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan were found in Chad Daybell’s yard
Brother of J.J. Vallow and Tylee Ryan Says He’s ‘Broken’ After Remains of Idaho Children Found
Doomsday Author, Wife Set for Trial for Murder of 2 Idaho ‘Zombie’ Children

Esteban, Penelope, Avielle, and Apollo Harless

No PhotoName: Esteban Lorenzo Harless.
Age at death: 4.

Name: Penelope Arcadia Harless.
Age at death: 3.

Name: Avielle Magdalena Harless.
Age at death: 1.

Name: Apollo Harless.
Age at death: 11 months.

Died: June 4, 2020.
Cause of death: Carbon monoxide poisoning.
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Disability: Special needs.

Details:
Esteban, Penelope, Avielle, and Apollo’s parents gassed them with carbon monoxide before committing suicide. They also killed the family’s two cats.

Case status:
Jared Esquibel Harless (Father), deceased.
Sheryll Ann Harless (Mother), deceased.

Source:
San Antonio Murder-Suicide: Army Officer’s Wife Helped Husband Kill Children with Special Needs
Police: Wife helped husband kill kids before double suicide
Army identifies Fort Sam Houston soldier found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Henko Naudé

Photo of a redheaded teenage boy and a smiling older blonde woman.Name: Henko Naudé.
Died: January 16, 2020.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Secunda, South Africa.
Disability: Muscular dystrophy.

Other victims: Lizelle Naudé, 52; Tina Naudé, 83.

Details:
When 17-year-old Henko researched the symptoms of his disability, his father got angry. He shot Henko, his mother, and his grandmother in their beds and then killed himself.

Henko was a gifted high school student and an excellent chess player.

Case status:
André Naudé (Father), deceased.

Source:
Secunda family murder: Dad couldn’t cope with son’s illness

Shinobu, Yoshio, and Takio Kishimoto

No PhotoName: Shinobu Kishimoto.
Age at death: 95.
Disability: Unspecified disability requiring level-1 nursing care.

Name: Yoshio Kishimoto.
Age at death: 93.
Disability: Disabled elder.

Name: Takio Kishimoto.
Age at death: 70.
Disability: Stroke; used a cane.

Died: November 17, 2019.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Tsuruga, Fukui, Japan.

Details:
Shinobi and Yoshio lived with their son, Takio, and his wife. Takio’s wife killed them all by strangling them.

Takio was the CEO of a construction company, which he had inherited from Yoshio.

Perpetrator: Masako Kishimoto (Daughter-in-law of Shinobu and Yoshio; wife of Takio), charged with murder.

Source:
71-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of killing parents-in-law
Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after 3 bodies found in central Japan home