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:
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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).

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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).

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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:
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Rebecca Fogel

Photo of Rebecca Fogel, a young woman sitting in an airplane seat, wearing a red T-shirt and smiling for the camera. Her messy dark-brown hair is drawn back in a half-ponytail.Name: Rebecca Fogel.
Died: March 26, 2019.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Disability: Unspecified special needs, wheelchair user.

Details:
Rebecca was killed by her father in a murder-suicide.

Rebecca, an outgoing girl who liked to be around friends, was a long-standing member of the Friendship Circle of Michigan, a group for people with disabilities. Shosh Newman, a Friendship Circle member, says that Rebecca was “like a little sister” who “changed [her] life forever”; thanks to Rebecca, she decided to become a Special Education teacher.

Rebecca loved the color red. As a little girl, she wanted to name her little brother “Mr. Salt”, from Blue’s Clues. She grew up into an articulate young woman who talked non-stop and got standing ovations for her performances at the summer camp talent show.

Perpetrator: Andrew Fogel (Father).

Source:
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Janette Dunbavand

Black and white photo of Janette Dunbavand as a younger woman. She has short curly dark hair and pale skin; she is wearing a white robe and a mayor's chain of office.Name: Janette Dunbavand.
Died: March 22, 2019.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

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

She served as town mayor from 1994-1995 and had two children.

Perpetrator: John Dunbavand (Husband).

Source:
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Harish and Santosh

Photo of Santosh and Harish, both young Indian men.Name: Harish.
Age at death: 28.

Name: Santosh.
Age at death: 25.

Died: March 16, 2019.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Doddathoguru, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Details:
Harish and Santosh’s mother fed them poisoned food and killed them; she also ate some herself and died.

Perpetrator: Radhamma (Mother).

Source:
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Gina Riccò

No PhotoName: Gina Riccò.
Died: October 25, 2018.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Langhirano, Parma, Italy.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Gina’s husband shot her, then jumped out a fourth-story window to his death.

Perpetrator: Gino Ziveri (Husband).

Source:
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“Miss He”

Photo of two Chinese toddlers, a boy in a black and red coat, and a girl in a purple coat. The boy has his arms around the girl. Their eyes are pixelated to keep them anonymous.Name: “Miss He” (Pseudonym).
Died: October 11, 2018.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Evening Village, Hunan Province, China.
Disability: Epilepsy.

Details:
Miss He’s father was worried about having taken out loans to pay for her medical care, so he decided to buy life insurance and fake his own death. Not telling his wife what he was doing, he drove his car into a river. Three weeks later, thinking him dead, Miss He’s mother took her and her four-year-old brother to the river and drowned herself and both children.

Perpetrator: “Dai Guihua” (Mother–pseudonym), arrested.

Source:
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Jonathan Schmoyer

Photo of a toddler boy with very fair hair and pale skin. He is looking at the camera with a slightly puzzled expression. He is wearing a yellow SpongeBob T-shirt.Name: Jonathan “JJ” Schmoyer.
Died: September 29, 2018.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Suspected autism.

Details:
JJ’s father rigged his car to explode. He put JJ in the car seat, lured 66-year-old family friend David Hallman into the car, and set off the explosives. All three were killed.

In suicide letters left behind, the killer mentioned that he “had something against autism, which he suspected JJ had.”

From JJ’s obituary:
“JJ was a loving, intelligent and inquisitive child who loved to explore, laugh, take walks, roller skate and play patty-cake. JJ also loved to eat Subway meatball sandwiches and he adored Thomas the Tank [Engine] and his Spider-Man and SpongeBob t-shirts.”

Perpetrator: Jacob Schmoyer (Father).

Source:
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