India Martin

No PhotoName: India Martin.
Died: May 26, 2020.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Born prematurely at 26 weeks and addicted to cocaine, India survived a difficult start in life only to be found dead in a dresser drawer, having been abused or neglected by her mother and her boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Jackleen Mullen (Mother) and her boyfriend Audrevious Williams, both charged with homicide by child abuse or neglect.

Source: Mom, boyfriend charged after disabled 4-year-old found dead in dresser drawer

Willow Dunn

Photo of a baby with Down syndrome. She has fair skin and wispy blonde hair and is smiling broadly.Name: Willow Dunn.
Died: May 25, 2020.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Willow’s father starved her to death. Her body was found covered in severe bedsores.

Perpetrator: Mark James Dunn (Father), charged with murder.

Source:
Heart-wrenching new detail on alleged murder of four-year-old Brisbane girl
Willow Dunn’s stepmum charged with killing disabled girl days after four-year-old’s dad accused of leaving her to starve
Girl who died in family home may have been dead inside for two days
More details emerge over death of Brisbane girl, four, as her dad is accused of murder
‘Senseless’ death of toddler Willow Dunn sparks outpouring of community grief
‘Big questions’ over what could have been done to save Willow

Asma Akter

No PhotoName: Asma Akter.
Died: April 26, 2020.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Gazipur, Bangladesh.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Details:
Asma’s family chained her up, then left her alone at home. An electrical fire destroyed the home, killing Asma.

Perpetrator: Abdul Kader (Family).

Source:
Mentally challenged woman burn to death in Gazipur house fire
Bangladesh: Mentally challenged woman charred to death

Gladys Ambert

Drawing of Gladys Ambert, a young woman with curly black hair in two ponytails; she is wearing a pink T-shirt.Name: Gladys Ambert.
Died: April 7, 2020.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA.
Disability: Deaf, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability.

Details:
Gladys’s mother abandoned her when she was two years old, but her grandmother took her in and lovingly raised her. At 26 years old, Gladys went to stay with younger relatives–an aunt and two cousins. But her aunt and cousins beat her, tied her up, and kept her in filthy conditions. She died from abuse and neglect, and they discarded her body and tried to pretend she had run away from home. Her body was found on her 27th birthday, and an autopsy concluded that she had suffocated while being restrained, her body compressed too much for her to breathe.

Perpetrator: Nellie Ambert (Aunt), charged with first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter, aggravated abuse of a disabled person, neglect, and abuse of a disabled person; Jasmine Ambert (Cousin), charged with neglect and abuse of a disabled person; and Christian Matias (Cousin), charged with fabricating evidence and providing false information to an officer investigating a missing person.

Source:
‘Sheer horror’: 3 relatives arrested in death of woman, 27, who had cerebral palsy, mental capacity of 5-year-old
‘These were disgusting crimes:’ Woman with severe disabilities was abused prior to murder, detectives say
Florida authorities: 3 charged in death of disabled relative
3 family members arrested in connection with death of deaf woman who had cerebral palsy
Disabled woman beaten, forced to defecate on herself by relatives before she was killed and dumped in the woods
Mom And Her Kids Allegedly Beat And Murdered Disabled Relative — Then ‘Discarded Her Like A Piece Of Trash’

Josias Marquez

No Photo
Name: Josias Marquez.
Died: March 31, 2020 (Body found).
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Howard, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, blind, epilepsy.

Details:
Josias’s body was found in the trunk of his mother’s car after she was arrested for neglecting his siblings, ages 2 and 6. His exact cause of death is unknown, but it is probable that he died from either malnutrition or from a fatal seizure (his mother admitted to not giving him his seizure medication).

Perpetrator: Sagal Hussein (Mother), charged with child neglect resulting in death, hiding a corpse, child neglect, and forgery.

Source:
Mom accused in child’s death objects to videoconference court hearing
Howard woman charged in death of son found in trunk of car
Green Bay-area woman charged with hiding 5-year-old son’s corpse, says she gave him CBD to treat seizures
Brown County woman charged in death of 5-year-old son
Woman charged after 5-year-old son’s body found in duffel bag
Wisconsin woman charged in death of son found in trunk of car
Wisconsin woman charged after son’s body found in her car
Wisconsin mom charged after 5-year-old son’s body found in duffel bag in trunk
Boy Found Dead In Trunk Of Woman’s Car Was Her Blind 5-Year-Old Son, Autopsy Confirms
Body of missing 5-year-old boy found in mother’s trunk after she told police he was with his father: Cops

Elmer Norris

No PhotoName: Elmer Norris.
Died: November 22, 2019.
Age at death: 91.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Pasadena, Maryland, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; needed help with daily life activities.

Details:
Elmer lived with his son, who neglected him. When other family members tried to help him, his son refused to let them see Elmer and even changed the locks on the doors. Elmer died of pneumonia and pressure ulcers from being left alone on his bed with no care.

Perpetrator: Danny Norris (Son), charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, vulnerable adult abuse, and reckless endangerment.

Source:
Man arrested on charges including second degree murder, adult abuse of family member

Mildred Costanza

No PhotoName: Mildred Costanza.
Died: October 4, 2019.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Wausau, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Frail elder.

Details:
Mildred’s daughter, who ostensibly cared for her, kept her in deplorable conditions and did not take her to the doctor even when she developed a serious infection. Weakened by hunger and neglect, Mildred died of a Tramadol overdose. She weighed only 75 pounds.

Perpetrator: Mary Tessmer (Daughter), charged with intentionally subjecting an individual at risk to abuse, causing death.

Source:
Woman charged in death of elderly mother who overdosed
Ringle woman accused of chronic neglect in mother’s death

Hector Pizarro

No PhotoName: Hector J. Pizarro.
Died: September 4, 2019.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Congenital disability, autism, epilepsy, mobility impaired.

Details:
Hector had been known to child protective services for some time. At one point, he was found to weigh only 60 pounds and monitored by child welfare until he gained weight to 68-70 pounds. But once watchful eyes were averted, Hector’s mother once again neglected him.

Hector’s mother brought him to the emergency room, weighing 42 pounds. He died shortly thereafter from malnutrition, with a bedsore covering one side of his body, making it clear that he was neglected to death. Her neighbors had been completely unaware that Hector even lived there.

Perpetrator: Iraida M. Pizarro-Osorio (Mother), charged with chronic child neglect resulting in great bodily harm.

Source:
16-year-old Milwaukee boy weighed 42 lbs.; mother charged with his death
Mom charged in death of 16-year-old son who weighed just 42 pounds
Milwaukee mom charged with starving her son to death
16-year-old boy weighs 42 pounds at death, mother charged
Milwaukee mom charged with neglect of teenage son, weighed just 42 pounds at time of death
Mother charged in death of disabled, 42-pound teen

Dinah Durham

No Photo
Name: Dinah Durham.
Died: September 2, 2019.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Mableton, Georgia, USA.
Disability: ALS.

Details:
Dinah’s sons starved her, dehydrated, and left her alone in her wheelchair until she developed severe pressure sores that quickly became infected. She died from sepsis, weighing only 75 pounds.

Perpetrator: Christopher Lee Durham (Son), charged with felony murder, neglect, and exploiting an elderly or disabled person; James Stephen Stanfield Jr. (Son), charged with felony murder and neglect.

Source:
They left their mother sitting in her own feces for 2 weeks before she died. Now, they face felony charges
Cobb men charged with murder following disabled mother’s death
Mableton brothers killed elderly mother, police say

Adam Schneider

No PhotoName: Adam Schneider.
Died: August 15, 2019.
Age at death: 39.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Richmond, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
After his mother died, Adam moved in with his brother. His brother neglected him; he was brought to the hospital with severe bedsores and malnutrition, and died from the effects of starvation two days later.

Perpetrator: Henry Lee Andrus III (Brother), charged with neglect of a dependent leading to death and neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury.

Source: Brother charged with neglect in death of 39-year-old man with cerebral palsy