Carolyn Walker

Portrait photo of a woman with short, permed blonde hair, fair skin, and brown eyes.Name: Carolyn Moseley Walker.
Died: May 4, 2020.
Age at death: 86.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Madison, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease.

Details:
Carolyn’s husband shot her in a murder-suicide.

Before her retirement, she worked as head of human resources for ExxonMobil. She had no children of her own, so she became a second grandmother to her great-nieces and great-nephew. Every Christmas she would go to visit her extended family, bringing gifts, teaching them card games, and making cheese crackers and homemade fudge.

Perpetrator: J. William “Bill” Walker (Husband).

Source:
Prominent Madison dentist kills ailing wife, self in small town’s first murder-suicide
Before murder-suicide, Walker had planned to seek assisted living facility

Heather Waggoner

Portrait photo of a young woman with fair skin and long curly blond hair, smiling for the camera.Name: Heather Waggoner.
Died: March 11, 2020.
Age at death: 41.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Lakeland, Florida, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Heather was going through divorce proceedings with her husband when he shot her dead and then killed himself.

A friend describes Heather as “a daddy’s girl with a Georgia southern accent”, a doting mother to her grown daughter, who never judged others and would drop everything to help someone in need. She was a talented photographer whose favorite subject was “the best moments of people’s lives.” She worked for Geico.

Perpetrator: Mark Waggoner (Estranged husband).

Source:
Friends mourn after police say man shot estranged wife, then himself
Lakeland murder-suicide: Friends mourn after police say man shot estranged wife, then himself
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Grace Kaldenberg

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Name: Grace Kaldenberg.
Died: March 8, 2020.
Age at death: 79.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Texas City, Texas, USA.
Disability: Elder nursing home resident.

Details:
Grace was shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Donald Eugene Kaldenberg (Husband).

Source:
Texas City nursing home shooting ruled murder-suicide, police say

Makeisha Maynard

A small girl with her hair in braids, wearing a pink school jacket.Name: Makeisha Maynard.
Died: February 9, 2020.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Caroni, Trinidad and Tobago.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Makeisha’s father beat her to death with a cutlass because she wet the bed. He hung himself the next day.

Makeisha knew her numbers, colors, and shapes, but had trouble writing.

Perpetrator: Michael Maynard (Father).

Source:
Girl, 8, beaten to death after wetting bed, father takes own life
Girl, 8, beaten to death with cutlass
Trinidad: Father beats 8yro daughter to death with cutlass

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: Multiple murder.
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.

Perpetrator: André Naudé (Father).

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

Masako Ikawa

No PhotoName: Masako Ikawa.
Died: December 28, 2019.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Ms. Ikawa was strangled by her husband, who then killed himself.

Perpetrator: Tamotsu Ikawa (Husband).

Source: Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Sayoko Inada

No PhotoName: Sayoko Inada.
Died: December 16, 2019.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fukoka, Japan.
Disability: Parkinson’s disease.

Details:
Sayoko lived with her mother in a senior housing facility. Her mother, worried about finances, stabbed her to death in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Her mother.

Source:
88-year-old woman, 70 year-old daughter die in apparent murder-suicide
Alleged elderly murder-suicide shows flaws in Japan nursing care insurance system
Woman in 80s stabs daughter, 70, to death, then self in Fukuoka

Sandra Shaffer

No PhotoName: Sandra Shaffer.
Died: September 30, 2019.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Laflin Borough, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Sandra’s husband shot her dead before killing himself.

Perpetrator: Robert Shaffer (Husband).

Source:
Police: Husband kills wife in murder-suicide in Laflin Borough

Patricia Whitney-Jones

Photo of an older woman with white hair and pale skin, in a formal blouse and silver necklace.Name: Patricia Ann Whitney-Jones.
Died: August 7, 2019.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Ferndale, Washington, USA.
Disability: Unspecified health conditions, including mobility impairment.

Details:
Patricia was shot by her husband, who then called police and shot himself before they arrived. He left notes explaining that he had killed Patricia because he couldn’t afford to treat her medical conditions.

Patricia worked as an executive assistant for San Diego State University and the Kumeyaay Tribal Council. After her retirement, she enjoyed doing genealogy research and gardening. She had two daughters, one son, four grandsons and a great-granddaughter; she liked traveling across the country to visit her family.

Patricia loved her two dogs, which she called her “fur-babies”. The dogs were taken to the Humane Society when she was murdered.

Perpetrator: Brian S. Jones (Husband).

Source:
Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, note says they could not afford medical care
Couple dead in apparent murder-suicide left notes saying they couldn’t afford medical care, police say
Ferndale couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide
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