Daunya Fields

Photo of an African-American girl with medium-brown skin and brown eyes, wearing a black top. Her hair is done in small, neat braids and gathered into a scrunchie at the top of her head.Name: Daunya Fields.
Died: December 25, 2021.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Physical and developmental disability due to abuse in infancy.

Details:
Daunya and her adoptive mother Elaine Fizer, 57, were shot to death by her adoptive father, who went on the run for several days before he was found and shot by police.

Case Status:
Dwayne McDonald (Adoptive father), deceased; shot by police.

Sources:
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Uday Sai

No PhotoName: Uday Sai.
Died: December 13, 2021.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Drowning.
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Unspecified congenital condition.

Details:
Uday’s father pushed him into a water sump and closed the lid on him; then he hung himself. Uday’s mother, who had been asleep, woke up to find his body. She had recently quit her job to care for him.

Case Status:
Suresh (Father), deceased.

Sources:
Karnataka: Man kills son with special needs before ending his own life

Cara Broyles

No PhotoName: Cara Lynn Broyles.
Died: December 1, 2021.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Police received a call from Cara’s home in which her father said he had killed his family. At the home, police found Cara’s body, along with that of her mother Candace and her brother Aaron. Cara’s father was arrested, telling police he had wanted to kill himself but could not go through with it.

Case Status:
William Broyles (Father), charged with three counts of second-degree murder.

Sources:
Autism Memorial: Cara Broyles
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Florida Church Musician Said He Shot Wife and Two Kids Multiple Times to ‘Make Sure They Didn’t Suffer’ But Was ‘Too Scared’ to Kill Himself: Sheriff

Nicole Hall

Photo: Young girl with brown skin and pink glasses, smiling for the camera, eyes squeezed shut in laughter.Name: Nicole “Amari” Hall.
Died: November 23, 2021.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Amari went missing from a hotel where her family had been staying. Several days later, she was found dead in the woods fifteen miles away, the victim of a homicide. Police who questioned her mother and her mother’s partner say their statements were inconsistent and untruthful; the two were arrested on suspicion of having caused Amari’s death.

Amari’s siblings, age 5 and 6, were removed from the home.

Case Status:
Brittnay Hall (Mother), charged with murder, child cruelty, concealing a death, and filing a false police report.
Celeste Owen (Mother’s partner), charged with murder and child cruelty.

Sources:
Autism Memorial: Nicole Hall
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Cops Say Autistic 8-Year-Old Was Beaten by Mom, Discarded in Trash Bag
Woman Who Claimed 8-Year-Old Autistic Daughter Was Missing Has Been Arrested. Her Partner Has Been Charged with Murder.
Autistic girl, 8, found dead as mom arrested & partner to be charged with murder
Missing 8-year-old Gwinnett County girl found dead, mother charged with murder, police say
Police find body of missing 8-year-old, mother’s partner to be charged with murder
‘Missing’ Autistic 8-Year-Old Was Actually Murdered, Police Say

Yoshihito and Yoshio Ohashi

No PhotoName: Yoshihito Ohashi.
Age at death: 32.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Name: Yoshio Ohashi.
Age at death: 65.
Disability: Stroke.

Died: November 17, 2021.
Cause of death: Fire.
Location: Asahi, Chiba, Japan.

Details:
Yoshihito and Yoshio, father and son, died in a house fire. Police arrested their wife and mother, who they say confessed to setting the fire because she was tired of caring for them.

Case Status:
Toshiko Ohashi (Wife/Mother), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Sources:
Woman arrested over arson-murders of bedridden husband, son
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Woman held over murders of husband, son to undergo psychiatric evaluation

Felicity and Barrett Kreb

Photo: A teenage girl and a boy, both with short limbs. The girl is wearing red-and-white checked pajamas; she has olive skin and straight black hair. The boy is wearing camouflage pajamas and glasses; he has fair skin, blond hair, and glasses. They are smiling for the camera.Name: Felicity Kreb.
Age at death: 13.

Name: Barrett Kreb.
Age at death: 9.

Died: October 30, 2021.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Gleneagle, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Dwarfism.

Details:
Felicity, Barrett, and their mother Yvette Siegert-Kreb, were killed by their father, who then killed himself.

Felicity and Barrett were both international adoptees, Felicity from China and Barrett from Albania. They were two of nine children. Their mother had specifically begun adopting children with dwarfism because her own son had dwarfism, and she wanted him to grow up with other little people around him. With their parents dead, Felicity and Barrett’s surviving siblings, the oldest of whom are adults, are now caring for one another.

Case Status:
Christof Kreb (Adoptive father), deceased.

Sources:
Father killed wife, two children in murder-suicide, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says
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Gun store owner ‘killed his wife and two children, 13 and 9, in apparent murder-suicide’

Kendrick Lee

Photo: A young boy with brown skin and brown eyes, his hair in short dreadlocks, wearing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tank top and smiling for the camera.Name: Kendrick Lee.
Died: October 4, 2021 (Body found; died November 20, 2020).
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Multiple blunt force injuries.
Location: Houston, Texas, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Kendrick lived in an apartment with his siblings, aged 7, 10, and 15, two of whom were also autistic. When his 15-year-old brother called emergency services, begging for help and saying that his brother was dead in the house with him, police arrived to find the children starving, the ten-year-old with broken bones, and Kendrick’s body, which had been there for nearly a year. Neighbors say they had been giving the 15-year-old food, but were not aware that he had apparently been living alone with his siblings. After Kendrick’s brothers told police that his stepfather had beaten Kendrick to death, Kendrick’s parents were arrested.

Case Status:
Brian W. Coulter (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with murder.
Gloria Y. Williams (Mother), charged with injury to a child by omission and tampering with evidence.

Sources:
Autism Memorial: Kendrick Lee
Houston mom and boyfriend indicted for murder of her 8-year-old son
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Mother of abandoned kids did not report death because she was afraid, court records say
Felony charges filed against a woman and her boyfriend in the death of the woman’s child
Mom Arrested, Boyfriend Charged With Murder for Abandoned Kids Living With Decomposing Body of 8-year-old Brother

James Lewis

Photo: Young boy, seated, with deep brown skin, wide nose, and broad smile, his black hair cut short. He is wearing black shorts and a yellow T-shirt printed with the words "Gotta Catch 'Em All".Name: James Rashard Lewis.
Died: September 29, 2021.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Throat cut.
Location: Waco, Texas, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
James was found dead at home, with his throat cut. His father, who police say was covered in blood and attempted to evade arrest, was charged with murder.

Neighbors often saw James running back and forth in the hallways and up and down the steps of their apartment complex.

Case Status:
Bronchae Defraunce Lewis (Father), charged with capital murder.

Sources:
Waco man indicted in September death of 10-year-old son
Waco 10-year-old slain Wednesday identified
Affidavit details how Waco man allegedly murdered 10-year-old son

Richard Wix Jr.

No PhotoName: Richard B. Wix Jr.
Died: September 23, 2021.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Glasgow, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Richard’s body was found in his home, where he lived with his father, about a week after his death. The home itself was in such bad shape that it was condemned; Richard’s father was arrested on suspicion of having fatally neglected or abused him. Officials say he “did not seek appropriate medical attention” for Richard.

Case Status:
Richard Len Wix (Father), charged with reckless homicide and knowingly abusing/neglecting an adult.

Sources:
Autism Memorial: Richard Wix Jr.
New details released in Glasgow reckless homicide case
Nonverbal, autistic man dies; father charged with reckless homicide
Father charged after death of son with autism
Police: Barren Co. father culpable in death of special needs son | K105

Kyle Tiyo

A baby lies on his side on a colorful quilt. The baby is a chubby boy, sucking on his hands, wearing a white romper. His skin is brown, and he has curly black hair just on the top of his head. His eyes are milky with cataracts.Name: Kyle Tiyo.
Died: September 22, 2021.
Age at death: 10 months.
Cause of death: Blunt trauma.
Location: Bethelsdorp, South Africa.
Disability: Blind.

Details:
Kyle’s father, who his mother says had never accepted him ever since he learned Kyle had been born disabled, allegedly took him from his mother for the night, and when he gave the boy back, Kyle was limp and bruised all over. Kyle died from his injuries in the hospital.

Case Status:
Jason Mandeka (Father), charged with murder.

Sources:
Father of murdered blind baby appears in court
Baby’s murder, mother’s agony
Mother narrates pain about how her baby daddy brutally beat up her disabled baby – Opera News