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:
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
Patricia Whitney-Jones’s Obituary

Gail Camerota

No PhotoName: Gail Camerota.
Died: July 20, 2019.
Age at death: 79.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; nursing home resident.

Details:
Gail’s husband went to the nursing home where they lived, shot her, and killed himself.

Gail was a secretary for DuPont, and later worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer. She enjoyed time at the gym and liked going to the Winterthur museum, which is home to a collection of artifacts related to the history, culture, and folklore of the United States.

Perpetrator: Louis M. Camerota (Husband).

Source:
Gail Minghetti’s Obituary
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Man Kills Wife, Self at Delaware Nursing Home, Police Say

Marge

No PhotoName: Marge (Last name unknown).
Died: July 20, 2019.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: South Whittier, California, USA.
Disability: Dementia, wheelchair user; frail elder.

Details:
Marge was stabbed to death by her husband.

Perpetrator: Bob (husband); hospitalized in critical condition after suicide attempt.

Source: 89-Year-Old Man Believed to Have Fatally Stabbed Wife, Wounded Self in South Whittier: Officials

Unknown Woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: July 11, 2019.
Age at death: Elder.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; nursing home resident.

Details:
This woman’s husband went to her nursing home and shot her to death before killing himself.

Perpetrator: Her husband.

Source:
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Police: Husband and wife involved in murder-suicide outside nursing home
Couple found shot on U.P. nursing home lawn is apparent murder-suicide
Police Investigating Murder-Suicide at Chippewa Co. Assisted Living Facility

Ari Ase, Mya Ase, and John Savage

Photos of Ari, Mya, and John, three African-American children.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.

Details:
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.

Perpetrator: Crystal Savage (Mother).

Source:
DA: Mom in murder-suicide was in “utter despair”, kids were “high maintenance” for her
Dad IDs mom, 3 children killed in Syracuse murder-suicide
Dad of boy killed by mom in Syracuse murder-suicide: ‘He was everything that I had’ (video)
Woman and 3 Children Died From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Inside Vehicle: Report
Crystal Savage’s sister: Her story is ‘bigger than’ murder-suicide
Syracuse mother’s trail of hardship ends with murder-suicide
Community Gathers to Remember Kids Lost in Murder-Suicide
Mom lights a charcoal grill in trunk of a rental car to kill herself, three children: Report
Mom’s struggles and note at center of probe into her suicide, murder of 3 kids

Alma Shaver

Photo of an elderly woman with gray hair, smiling for the camera.Name: Alma Shaver.
Died: June 10, 2019.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Brick Township, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

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

She was a homemaker who led a Girl Scout troop and raised three daughters.

Perpetrator: Richard Shaver (Husband).

Source: Sweethearts Forever. Then Came Alzheimer’s, Murder and Suicide.