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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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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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

Gwendolyn Thombleson

Photo of a woman in a red polo shirt, smiling for the camera. She has graying brown hair cut into bangs.Name: Gwendolyn “Gwen” Kay Thombleson.
Died: May 1, 2019.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: San Souci, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia, poor health.

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

She worked for the school district as a data entry clerk.

Perpetrator: Thomas Thombleson (Husband).

Source:
Husband Shoots Wife Who Had Dementia Before Killing Himself, and Family Claims ‘Mercy Killing’
Man kills dementia-suffering wife of 47 years in ‘mercy-killing’ before turning gun on himself
Gwendolyn “Gwen” Kay Thombleson Obituary

Alexandra Jacobs

Photo of a blonde woman wearing pearl necklace and earrings; her hair is cut short and she is smiling for the camera.Name: Alexandra Jacobs.
Died: April 10, 2019.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Orono, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Dementia; wheelchair user due to unsuccessful hip replacement.

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

Alexandra was a skilled painter who created watercolor and oil paintings and exhibited them in galleries. She raised five children, including a daughter with cerebral palsy, and was active in charities that assisted people with disabilities.

Perpetrator: Irwin Jacobs (Husband).

Source:
Irwin Jacobs, wife Alexandra dead in murder-suicide, close friend says
Businessman Irwin Jacobs, Wife Found Dead In Suspected Murder-Suicide
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Deaths of Irwin, Alex Jacobs confirmed as murder-suicide
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Son says Irwin Jacobs struggled with health before he shot wife, then himself

Paula Meadows

Black and white photo of a woman with chin-length hair and fair skin, wearing a striped scarf; she is smiling for the camera.Name: Paula Meadows.
Died: April 2, 2019.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Bucklebury, Berkshire, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Paula’s husband killed her in a murder-suicide.

She had three children.

Perpetrator: Tony Meadows (Husband).

Source:
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Linnie Everett

Photo of a woman with short, curly hair and fair skin, wearing a light white blouse and smiling for the camera.Name: Linnie Maude Everett.
Died: March 30, 2019.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Morton, Mississippi, USA.
Disability: Bedridden, chronic illness.

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

Perpetrator: Thomas G. Everett (Husband).

Source:
Elderly man dies after allegedly killing his wife before turning gun on himself
Elderly man kills wife, shoots self, Scott County sheriff says
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Gary and Linnie Everett