Jakie Toole

Photo of Jakie Toole, a child in a white tank top.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.

Details:
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. Police say the caregiver had led them to the body and told them she had burned him in a bathtub and beaten him for crying.

Case status:
Celeste Louise Smith (Caregiver), charged with murder and child neglect.

Source:
Missing child’s caretaker charged with capital murder after body found in basement of Meridian home
Capital murder charge filed in Meridian basement body discovery case
Meridian woman charged with capital murder following discovery of a child’s remains
Body of special needs child found in garbage bag was beaten and burned, autopsy confirms
Autopsy: Body of special needs child found in garbage bag was beaten and burned
Body of child found in basement: Autopsy shows beating; chief says he was also burned
Mother of special needs child who was killed, found in bag, faces neglect charges
Mother charged with child neglect in case of missing special needs child

Harry Jones

No PhotoName: 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.

Details:
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), charged with manslaughter.

Sources:
Calgary police identify 66-year-old man as victim in suspicious death at northwest hotel
Frail senior was beaten to death in northwest Calgary motel, prosecutor tells manslaughter trial

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.

Details:
Florence grew steadily thinner until she finally starved to death, weighing only 56 pounds.

Florence was a 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), charged with criminal negligence and failure to provide the necessaries of life.

Source:
Charge stayed against Coquitlam non-profit in starving death of disabled woman
UPDATE: Coquitlam non-profit, caregiver charged in starvation death of disabled woman
Charges laid after woman with disability found dead in B.C. caregiver’s home
Criminal neglect alleged after B.C. woman with developmental disability dies in care
Three charges, including criminal negligence causing death, laid in 2018 alleged starvation of Florence Girard
‘Unforgiveable’: Caregiver charged with criminal negligence, accused of starving woman to death
B.C. caregiver charged with criminal negligence has history of financial troubles

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.

Details:
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.

Source:
‘She could light up a room:’ Girl, 14, found beaten to death on Milwaukee’s north side
‘Why?’ Aunt of girl with cerebral palsy, beaten to death days after her birthday, is heartbroken
Caretaker charged in death of disabled girl in Milwaukee | Reading Eagle – AP
Caretaker charged in blunt force trauma death of 14-year-old Milwaukee girl with cerebral palsy
Christopher Ward charged in death of 14-year-old girl; ‘admitted to becoming frustrated,’ striking her
Man charged in beating death of 14-year-old girl
Man charged in death of Milwaukee girl with cerebral palsy gets 9 years in prison

Lerae Bush

Photo of Lerae Bush, an elderly woman with fair skin and white hair held back in a headband. She is wearing reading glasses and holding a newspaper.Name: Lerae Britain Moeller Bush.
Died: February 10, 2018.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Fire.
Location: Bloomington, California, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Lerae died in a fire while living with a man who had been caring for her and telling others that he was her son. He started out doing housework for her, then moved on to managing her finances. Allegedly, he eventually kept her locked in a one-room garage without utilities. He tried, but failed, to inherit her estate. Police say Lerae’s caregiver started the fire in which she died.

Lerae was “aristocratic and eccentric”, a retired educator who loved the arts.

Case status:
Noel Montes Cazares, a.k.a. Giovanni Bush, charged with arson, murder, neglect of a dependent and obstruction of justice.
Misty Allen, charged with assisting a criminal and obstruction of justice.

Source:
Man accused of arson, murder out of jail on house arrest
Bloomington police arrest girlfriend of man accused of burning down woman’s home in plot to inherit estate
Bloomington man arrested in California charged with arson, murder
Man charged with murder, arson, neglect in Handy Road fire
Man arrested in California on murder charges in Handy Road fire
Suspect in Monroe County arson, murder claimed to be victim’s son
Police: Man charged with murder used fake name to pose as woman’s son, lit her home on fire

Bruce Clayton

Photo of Bruce Clayton, a middle-aged man with thinning light-brown hair and fair skin, wearing glasses. He is wearing a flannel shirt, and frowning at the camera.Name: Bruce I. Clayton.
Died: December 18, 2017.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Malnutrition, bedsores.
Location: Huntingburg, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Stroke.

Details:
Bruce was neglected by his caregivers. He died of malnutrition and severe pressure sores.

Case status:
Latasha Rodriguez (power of attorney representative), charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death, neglect of a dependent resulting in serious injury, and financial exploitation.
Selena Aguilar, pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent resulting in serious injury, sentenced to 6-12 years in prison and 3 years probation.

Source:
Charges refiled in neglect death of Dubois Co. man
Charges refiled in man’s death
Bruce I. Clayton – View Obituary & Service Information
Two Huntingburg Woman Arrested In Death Of 70-Year-Old Man
Two area women arrested for neglect of a Huntingburg Man
Two women arrested for 70-year-old’s death

Howard Quick

No PhotoName: Howard Quick.
Died: August 27, 2017.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Malnutrition, sepsis.
Location: Gaylord, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Howard’s caregivers, who were living with him and using his disability payments as their own money, neglected him; he died of malnutrition and sepsis from infected pressure sores.

Case status:
Shawn Winkelman (Non-professional caregiver), charged with involuntary manslaughter, vulnerable adult abuse, and embezzlement, sentenced to 10 years 5 months to 22 years 6 months.
Ashley Robinson (Caregiver’s girlfriend), convicted of embezzlement of less than $200 from a vulnerable adult; sentenced to 183 days probation and $895 fine.

Source:
Lewiston man sentenced on involuntary manslaughter of vulnerable adult
Otsego County couple charged in connection with death of ‘vulnerable adult’
Caregiver, girlfriend charged after man dies while in their care

Pernell Robinson

Photo of Pernell Robinson, a man with medium-brown skin and dark brown eyes. His graying dark hair is cut very short. He has a stubbly mustache and is smiling slightly.Name: Pernell Robinson.
Died: July 15, 2017.
Age at death: 49.
Cause of death: Blunt-force trauma.
Location: Daytona beach, Florida, USA.
Disability: Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder.

Details:
Pernell had been subjected to abuse by his caregiver for years. Hospitalized for his injuries, he told police that his caregiver had beaten him, but later retracted his statement and went back to live with her. Eventually, she took out a life insurance policy on him and beat him to death.

Case status:
Diane Reid (Caregiver), convicted of second-degree murder and neglect of a disabled adult, sentenced to life.

Source:
Disgusting Woman TORTURED a DISABLED!!! Man To Death for NO REASON!!!
Daytona caregiver gets life for killing man for insurance payout
Daytona woman found guilty of killing disabled man for insurance money
Police: Disabled man’s death ‘suspicious’
Police: Death of Daytona Beach man, 49, ruled homicide
Daytona man’s death a homicide; police offer $5,000 reward
Caretaker responsible for mid-July death of Daytona Beach man, police say
Caregiver charged in murder of Daytona Beach man

Unknown Elder Woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 16, 2017.
Age at death: Elder.
Cause of death: Dehydration, malnutrition.
Location: Milford, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
This woman was found dead of starvation and malnutrition, having been drugged with sleeping pills and antipsychotics. After an investigation lasting several years, her caregiver was arrested.

Case status:
Michael O’Connell (Caregiver), charged with first-degree abuse.

Source:
Milford police charge caretaker after woman’s 2017 homicide

Yoshiaki Tamekiyo

No PhotoName: Yoshiaki Tamekiyo.
Died: May 6, 2017.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Malnutrition.
Location: Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Yoshiaki’s wife allegedly stopped feeding him, and he died of starvation.

Case staus:
Nobuko Tamekiyo (Wife), arrested.

Source:
Woman arrested for starving to death husband who had dementia