Ray Crammond

No PhotoName: Ray Crammond.
Died: April 29, 2023.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Pneumonia; bedsores.
Location: Ankeny, Iowa, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Medics were called to Ray’s house and found him in a terrible condition, with severe bedsores. Eight days later, he died in the hospital from pneumonia. Court documents say that Ray had been left without food water, baths, or medication.

Ray was a retired agricultural engineer.

Case Status:
Diana Lynn Becker-Abeyta (Unlicensed live-in caretaker), charged with second-degree murder.

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Juneanne Fannell

Photo of an elderly woman in a red shirt, lying in a hospital bed; she has fair skin and short gray hair. She is wearing an NG tube and looking off to the side.Name: Juneanne Fannell.
Died: April 5, 2023.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden; hospice patient.

Juneanne’s caregiver called police to report that she was “out of control” and needed to be removed from her own home. Juneanne, for her part, told police that she felt she was in danger and needed help because there were firearms in the home. Police responded to her address, but they only complimented Juneanne’s caregiver’s “nice guns” and made no attempt to help Juneanne.

On the recording of the visit, officers start to leave, and Juneanne begs them to stay because she is afraid. Her caregiver comments, “You’re fine until I kill you.” Juneanne points this threat out to the police, but her caregiver tells the police to leave, and they do, evidently dismissing her complaints.

Juneanne was fatally shot hours after police left her home.

Case Status:
Henry Cardana (Caretaker), charged with murder.

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Athena Brownfield

Photo of a small girl with light-brown hair and fair skin, wearing a blue flannel shirt and a giant light-blue bow in her hair.Name: Athena Brownfield.
Died: January 17, 2023 (Body found; died December 25, 2022).
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Blunt trauma.
Location: Cyril, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Athena and her five-year-old sister lived with a couple who served as their caregivers. On a cold January day, Athena’s sister was found wandering her neighborhood by the mail carrier, but Athena herself was nowhere to be found. Police questioned their caregivers and, after reportedly finding evidence on one of the caregivers’ cell phones, arrested their caregivers. Police believe they have found Athena’s body, but it has not yet been positively identified.

Case Status:
Ivon Adams (Caretaker), charged with first-degree murder and child neglect.
Alysia Adams (Caretaker), charged with first-degree murder and child neglect.


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Elenora Bernard

Photo of a woman with brown skin and curly brown hair, wearing a white shirt, leamning against someone off-frame.Name: Elenora Bernard.
Died: July 23, 2022.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Beating.
Location: Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Elenora was getting older and starting to experience memory loss, so she invited a young man to live with her and help her. However, she was beaten to death, and the young man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

She had a pet dog named Baby Girl. A fixture of her neighborhood, she was always out looking for someone to chat with.

Case Status:
Andre Hooper (Tenant; housemate), charged with murder.

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Unknown Boy

No PhotoUnknown Boy.
Died: September 15, 2021.
Age at death: Child.
Cause of death: Acetaminophen/dipenhydramine intoxication.
Location: Weston, Florida, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

This boy, whose name has not been released, was found emaciated, covered in bedsores, and unresponsive, and could not be revived. A post-mortem examination established that he had died from poisoning with over-the-counter medicines. Police believe the boy’s death was a deliberate act.

Case Status:
Lashawn Hampton (Caregiver), charged with first-degree murder.

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Jakie Toole

Photo of Jakie Toole, a smiling child in a white tank top. He has short dark brown hair and brown skin. A filter has been applied that adds yellow butterflies around his head.Name: Jakie Toole.
Died: September 11, 2019 (Body found), last seen April 2019.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Blunt trauma.
Location: Meridian, Mississippi, USA.
Disability: Unspecified special needs; mobility and communication impairment.

Jakie’s mother left him with a family friend to serve as a caregiver. His body was found in a garbage bag in her basement, and an autopsy showed he had died of trauma from a beating. The caregiver had led police to the body and told them she had burned him in a bathtub and beaten him for crying.

Case status:
Celeste Louise Smith (Caregiver), convicted of murder, sentenced to life.

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Harry Jones

Photo of a white-haired, fair-skinned elderly man wearing a soft gray sweater and smiling for the camera.Name: Harry Vincent “Frank” Jones.
Died: March 15, 2019.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Blunt-force trauma.
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Disability: Mobility impaired, heart disease.

Harry, called Frank by his friends, was living in a hotel with another man who helped him by shopping for him. His roommate allegedly cleaned up the hotel room, told the manager “I was never here”, and left. Police arrived to find Harry dead, with multiple broken bones, having been beaten to death. Harry’s roommate was found, arrested, and charged with manslaughter.

Case Status:
Dale Topalinski (Roommate), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 9 years.

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Florence Girard

Name: Florence Girard.Photo of an older woman with short gray hair, wearing a blue sweater and smiling for the camera.
Died: October 13, 2018.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Malnutrition.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Disability: Down syndrome.

In the care of a woman who neglected her, Florence grew steadily thinner until she finally starved to death, weighing only 56 pounds.

Florence was silly, boy-crazy, and liked having her picture taken. She competed in the 1993 Special Olympics. She was one of 14 siblings.

Case status:
Astrid Charlotte Dahl (Paid caregiver with Kinsight), convicted of failing to provide the necessaries of life, sentenced to 100 hours of community service and 12 months of probation. Sentence later increased to 15 months in jail, after Dahl had served 10 months of her conditional sentence and would have been released on good behavior anyway.

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Abel Leveque-Flett

Photo of a toddler boy with pale skin and shaggy black hair, wearing a blue striped tank top; he has two fingers in his mouth.Name: Abel Joseph Leveque-Flett.
Died: August 23, 2018.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Undetermined; after severe abuse.
Location: Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba, Canada.
Disability: Epilepsy, developmental disability, mobility impairment.

Abel was dead on arrival to a nursing station. He had seven broken bones, severe bruising, and burns. An autopsy was inconclusive because it could not be determined whether he had died from his disability or from the abuse he had endured, but his caregivers were both convicted of “failing to provide the necessaries of life”.

Case Status:
Houston Bushie (Temporary guardian), pleaded guilty to failing to provide the necessaries of life, sentenced to 3 years.
Alayna Flett (Family member, temporary guardian), pleaded guilty to failing to provide the necessaries of life.

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Jada Wright

Photo of Jada Wright, a girl with short black hair and brown skin. She is wearing a coral-colored dress.Name: Jada Wright.
Died: February 15, 2018.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Head trauma.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

After Jada’s parents died, she stayed with an aunt until her aunt’s medical problems kept her from caring for Jada. After that, she moved in with her legal guardian, and her legal guardian’s son became her caregiver.

Jada was beaten to death by her caregiver. She died days after her 14th birthday.

Case status:
Christopher Ward (Caregiver; son of her legal guardian), pleaded guilty to child neglect resulting in death, sentenced to 9 years in prison.

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