Shanthi

No PhotoName: Shanthi.
Died: September 2, 2020.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Shanthi’s father poisoned her and himself. Neighbors heard Shanthi screaming and rushed her to the hospital, but it was too late and she died. Police said he was worried about providing for her.

Perpetrator: Chellaiya (Father).

Source: Pudukkottai man poisons intellectually disabled daughter, kills himself later

Diana Rosaly

No PhotoName: Diana Rosaly.
Died: July 9, 2020.
Age at death: 51.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Diana’s mother shot her in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Suzanna Quinones Colon (Mother).

Source:
Youngstown police identify mother, daughter in reported murder-suicide
YPD releases names of those involved in murder-suicide

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: Multiple murder-suicide.
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.

Perpetrator: Jared Esquibel Harless (Father) and Sheryll Ann Harless (Mother).

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

6-year-old girl

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Name Unknown.
Died: May 31, 2020.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Orange, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Unspecified special needs.

Details:
This little girl was killed by her mother in a murder-suicide. Neighbors said that she had said she was overwhelmed by caring for a special-needs child.

Perpetrator: Sushmiba Bardhan (Mother).

Source:
Sources: Mother, 6-year-old daughter dead in murder-suicide in West Orange
New Jersey Murder-Suicide: Mother Kills 6-Year-Old With Special Needs Before Shooting Self

Unknown Elder Woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 26, 2020.
Age at death: Elder.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Gold River, California, USA.
Disability: Elder nursing home resident.

Details:
This woman’s husband came to the nursing home where she lived, shot her, and then shot himself.

Perpetrator: Her husband.

Source: Deputies investigating murder-suicide shooting at Eskaton facility in Gold River

76-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 21, 2020.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Wilmot Township, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
This 76-year-old woman was shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Her husband, age 79.

Source:
Michigan man, 79, called to report murder-suicide before he killed himself, police say
Man kills wife suffering dementia before turning gun on himself, police say
Michigan Murder-Suicide: 79-Year-Old Man Kills Wife Suffering From Dementia, Then Calls 911 Before Killing Self

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
Heather Waggoner Photography
Heather Waggoner Instagram

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