Mary White

Photo of Mary White, an elderly woman with chin-length white hair, fair skin and blue eyes. She is photographed in profile and has a thoughtful expression on her face.Name: Dr. Mary E. White.
Died: August 5, 2018.
Age at death: 92.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bundanoon, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Vascular dementia.

Details:
Mary White’s daughter went to the aged care home where she lived and poisoned her with an overdose of medication.

Dr. White was a scientist who studied environment, biodiversity and climate change. She wrote books on environmental sciences and created the Australian Museum’s fossil collection. She also created the Falls Forest Retreat, a rainforest sanctuary in New South Wales.

Perpetrator: Barbara Eckersley (Daughter), charged with murder.

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Taye Miles, Rylan Miles, Arye Miles, and Kadyn Cockman

Photo of Katrina Miles and her children Taye, Rylan, Arye, and Kadyn Cockman. Rylan is Name: Taye Miles.
Age at death: 13.

Name: Rylan Miles.
Age at death: 12.

Name: Arye Miles.
Age at death: 10.

Name: Kadyn Cockman.
Age at death: 8.

Died: May 11, 2018.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Autism; Rylan also had chronic pain.

Non-disabled victims: Cynda Miles, age 58; Katrina Miles, age 35.

Details:
Arye, Kadyn, Rylan, and Taye were all killed by their grandfather in a mass murder-suicide. Their mother and grandmother were murdered in the same event.

The family lived on a farm, where the four children were home-schooled, and were working on making the farm self-sustaining. They grew vegetables and even built their own dam.

The four children all kept journals, and Taye, the oldest, was becoming an accomplished writer. All the children were working on learning to swim.

Perpetrator: Peter Miles (Grandfather).

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Nancy Barclay

No PhotoName: Nancy Barclay.
Died: January 24, 2018.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Nancy was strangled by her husband.

Perpetrator: Harold Barclay (Husband), charged with murder, released on bail.

Source:
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Shirley Thompson

No PhotoName: Shirley Thompson.
Died: September 2, 2017.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Shirley’s sons left her alone and uncared-for until she died of infected pressure sores, malnutrition, and dehydration.

She had been a church volunteer.

Perpetrator: Phillip Joseph Thompson (Son) and David Thompson (Son), both charged with manslaughter by gross criminal neglect.

Source:
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Jonathan Crabtree

Photo of Jonathan Crabtree, a young man with light skin and brown hair, wearing a T-shirt.Name: Jonathan Crabtree.
Died: July 18, 2017.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Upper Coomera, Queensland, Australia.
Disability: Developmental disability, TBI from car accident.

Details:
Jonathan and his two disabled sisters were abused by their mother, who repeatedly sedated them with prescription drugs. It probably made their disability much more severe than it would otherwise have been. Jonathan’s sister Erin died in 2012, a victim of a deliberate overdose administered by their mother; but her death was passed off as a suicide.

After Jonathan was hurt in a car accident, he had to take opiates and became addicted. His mother encouraged his addiction and even manipulated him into robbing a pharmacy for Tramadol. She killed him by giving him an overdose of opiates and forged a suicide note.

Jonathan’s other sister survived their ordeal and was rescued when the murders were discovered.

Perpetrator: Maree Crabtree (Mother), charged with two counts of murder, grievous bodily harm, torture, fraud, and armed robbery.

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Ozlem Karakoc

Photo of Ozzie Karakoc, a woman with dark-brown hair and light freckled skin, wearing a bright pink jacket.Name: Özlem “Ozzie” Karakoç.
Died: July 14, 2017.
Age at death: 34.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Dandenong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Disability: Bipolar disorder.

Details:
Ozzie’s ex-boyfriend killed her because she had ended the relationship and wanted to marry another man. He drowned her in the bathtub, and then claimed that they had had a suicide pact (there is no evidence that they ever did).

Perpetrator: Murat Davsanoglu (Ex-boyfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
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Janice and Robyn Frescura

Photo of Janice and Robyn Frescura. Janice is an older woman with fair skin and gray hair; Robyn is a middle-aged woman with brown hair and fair skin. Both women are wearing glasses, shirts and jackets.Name: Janice Frescura.
Age at death: 68.
Disability: Lung cancer.

Name: Robyn Frescura.
Age at death: 50.
Disability: Unspecified.

Died: November 3, 2016.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Booral, Queensland, Australia.

Details:
Janice and her daughter Robyn were shot to death in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: John Frescura (Husband/father).

Source:
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Harold Nolan

No PhotoName: Harold Nolan.
Died: October 24, 2016.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Disability: Elderly disabled.

Details:
Convinced she was going to be jailed for fraud, Harold’s ex-wife stabbed him to death to prevent him from being sent to a nursing home.

Perpetrator: Renee Louise Nolan (Ex-wife), charged with murder, found not guilty by reason of mental impairment because she was suffering depression and “a pathological level of exhaustion”. Sent to secure hospital for 25 years.

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Andreas Headland

Photo of Andreas Headland, a smiling blond baby boy in a black and white onesie. He is outdoors and squinting in the sun.Name: Andreas Headland.
Died: October 20, 2016.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia.

Details:
Andreas and his five-year-old sister Zaraiyah-Lily were both murdered by their father.

Perpetrator: Jason Craig Headland (Father), charged with murder.

Source:
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Maria, Elisa and Martin Lutz

Photo of Maria, Elisa, and Martin Lutz, a mother and two children. Maria is hugging her two children, who are wearing brightly-colored clothing. They are all fair-skinned with light brown hair.Name: Elisa “Eli” Lutz.
Age at death: 11.
Disability: Deaf; Autistic.

Name: Martin “Tin” Lutz.
Age at death: 10.
Disability: Deaf; Autistic.

Name Maria Claudia Lutz.
Age at death: 43.
Disability: Depression/Anxiety.

Died: October 17, 2016.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Davidson, Sydney, Australia.

Details:
When their mother did not show up at school to volunteer in the canteen, the school called police to check up on the family. Elisa and Martin were found dead in their home along with both parents, victims of murder-suicide. Their father had installed pipes in their house to fill it with carbon monoxide, killing the whole family.

Both children liked artwork at school. Martin was particularly talented at painting; Elisa liked dancing and singing. Maria was a dedicated mother who missed her native country, Colombia.

Perpetrator: Fernando Manrique (Father).

Source:
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