Joshua Djuric

No PhotoName: Joshua Djuric.
Died: September 26, 2022.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Malnutrition.
Location: Yagoona, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Joshua’s body was found in his home. He had not been taken to the doctor despite his declining health, and his mother said she had given him only bread and soft drinks to eat. Joshua had been kept in the house, with the windows covered, and had not been allowed to attend school.

Case Status:
Keti Jovanovska (Mother), charged with manslaughter.

Sources:
Yagoona mother charged with manslaughter after death of her autistic son
Mom who killed her starving autistic teen son by feeding him just bread and soft drinks charged | MEAWW
Mother charged with manslaughter after son starved to death
Autism Memorial: Joshua Djuric

Barbara Willshire

Photo of a white-haired older woman with pink, fair skin and glasses, wearing a burgundy sweater and scarf, hands on the controls of a mobility scooter.Name: Barbara Willshire.
Died: August 24, 2022.
Age at death: 92.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Disability: Disabled elder, declining health.

Details:
Barbara’s husband killed her and himself in a murder-suicide.

She and her husband lived in a retirement community. Friends said that her health had been failing over the past few months, and her husband had been “very distressed”.

Case Status:
Dennis Willshire (Husband), deceased.

Sources:
Couple found dead in Adelaide unit after suspected murder-suicide
Elderly husband and wife found dead in suspected murder-suicide identified

Wayne Leworthy

Photo: Smiling, brown-haired, fair-skinned man.Name: Wayne Leworthy.
Died: August 28, 2021.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Disability: “Severely disabled”, wheelchair user.

Details:
Wayne was stabbed by his father before his father killed himself. His mother came home only to find their bodies.

Case Status:
Neville Leworthy (Father), deceased.

Source:
Tragic detail before murder-suicide
‘Every single person has the right to safety’: Disability advocate speaks out following suspected murder-suicide in Adelaide
‘No red flags’: Deaths of two men in Adelaide being treated as murder-suicide
Father, 72, and his disabled son found dead in Adelaide
OAP ‘killed wheelchair-bound son, 46, & himself’ in tragic murder-suicide

Lourdi Ramadan

Photo of a woman with straight brown hair and fair skin, sunglasses propped on her head, squinting into the sun.Name: Lourdi “Lordy” Ramadan.
Died: April 23, 2021.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Homicide.
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Disability: Fibromyalgia.

Details:
Lordy was found dead inside the home she and her partner, who also served as her caregiver, shared, along with the body of her partner.

Lordy used to buy coffee for, and give money to, her homeless neighbors. She would do anything for her family.

Case Status:
Craig Bouma (Partner), committed suicide.

Source:
Family of woman who died in suspected murder-suicide says there were no signs her partner might kill her
Woman found stuffed into chest named as chilling note emerges
Brother of woman who died in suspected murder-suicide says there were no signs her partner might kill her
Help bring Lordy home, organized by Alex Ramadan
‘Taken too soon’: Woman found in Gold Coast chest identified, as family starts fundraiser
‘Tragic event’: Woman found in furniture chest in suspected Gold Coast murder-suicide identified
Tributes flow after suspected Gold Coast murder suicide
Gold Coast murder-suicide victim mourned by her heartbroken family

16-year-old boy

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: March 16, 2021.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
This 16-year-old boy was sleeping in his home when his cousin, who had come to visit, got high on meth and strangled him to death. Prosecutors at the trial, where he was convicted of murder, say he knew he tended to become psychotic while he was high and took the drug anyway.

Case Status:
Chadley Sheridan (Cousin), convicted of murder.

Source:
Man arrested in a KFC carpark and charged with the alleged murder of his severely autistic cousin
Cousin charged with murder after teen’s body found
‘Fear and terror’: Killer Chadley Sheridan apologises to family of 16-year-old autistic boy
Australian man who strangled sleeping teenager believed he was being chased by the Chinese government
Charges laid after teen found dead in Charlestown apartment complex

Robyn Beever

Photo of an older woman with chin-length dark brown hair and fair skin, wearing a string of pearls.Name: Robyn Beever.
Died: February 25, 2021.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Varsity Lakes, Queensland, Australia.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Robyn was found dead in her garage. Police suspect her husband of having strangled her or killed her with an axe during an attempt at murder-suicide.

She had a small dog named Foxy.

Case Status:
Maxwell Beever (Husband), charged with murder; referred to mental health court.

Source:
Elderly man in court charged with wife’s murder at Gold Coast home
Man accused of killing his wife allegedly tried to put body in a car
Family say they are supporting 82yo man accused of murdering wife
Woman allegedly murdered by husband may have been dead for a day
Husband charged over suspected murder suicide won’t cooperate, police say

Willow Dunn

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

Details:
Willow starved to death in her own home. Her body was found two days after her death, covered in severe bedsores.

Willow is predeceased by her mother, who died giving birth to her.

Case status:
Mark James Dunn (Father), charged with murder and child cruelty.
Shannon Leigh White (Stepmother), charged with murder and child cruelty.

Source:
Major development in alleged murder of Brisbane girl Willow Dunn
Dad & stepmum who allegedly starved toddler to death face murder trial
New developments in death investigation of four-year-old girl Willow Dunn
Heart-wrenching new detail on alleged murder of four-year-old Brisbane girl
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
Willow Dunn’s stepmum charged with killing disabled girl days after four-year-old’s dad accused of leaving her to starve
Willow Dunn’s father and stepmum hit with more child cruelty charges

Steven Hinrichsen

Photo of Steven Hinrichsen, an older man with light skin and gray streaks in his dark hair, his face lined with wrinkles; his expression is neutral.Name: Steven Hinrichsen
Died: December 15, 2018.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Morphett Vale, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Disability: Used wheelchair and walking frame after surgery.

Details:
Steven was found stabbed to death, with high levels of prescription pain medication in his body sufficient to sedate him and render him helpless. It is believed Steven’s wife, her boyfriend, and a friend thought Steven was “an inconvenience” and planned to kill him. Text messages show that Steven was assaulted by his wife’s boyfriend multiple times before his murder.

Case Status:
Tanya Hinrichsen (Wife), found guilty of murder, sentenced to 22 years to life.
Gavin Scott Skinner (Wife’s boyfriend), found guilty of murder, sentenced to 24 years to life.
Robert John Thrupp (Friend), found guilty of manslaughter, sentenced to at least 7 years.

Source:
Love triangle murder details revealed as wife and lover jailed for killing wheelchair-bound husband
Wife and lover jailed for two decades over stabbing murder of husband
Trio jailed over love-triangle killing
Daughter’s ‘shock and sadness’ at learning of father’s murder while she was giving birth
Hinrichsen, Skinner, Thrupp murder trial: ‘Desperate’ lovers allegedly conspired to kill husband
Three charged over murder of grandfather
Murder victim stabbed to death by wife’s lover and smashed photo left on his body, court told
Court hears there’s a lack of evidence in Steven Hinrichsen murder trial
Jury finds woman and alleged lover guilty of murdering Steven Hinrichsen at Morphett Vale

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: Barbiturate overdose.
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. Dr. White was named a Member of the Order of Australia for her services to botany.

Case status:
Barbara Eckersley (Daughter), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to a 2-year community corrections order.

Source:
NSW woman avoids jail after poisoning elderly disabled mother
Woman denies intending to kill elderly mother with lethal dose of drugs
Daughter accused of mother’s nursing home murder to face trial
Dr Mary White – Paleobotanist
Woman, 92, ‘murdered by her daughter’ is an award-winning doctor
Woman, 67, charged with killing her 92-year-old mother in nursing home
Woman charged with murder over death of elderly mother
Former Canberra woman accused of killing her mother granted bail
Famed environmental scientist Mary White allegedly murdered by daughter
Dr Mary White’s daughter granted bail after being charged with her murder
Dr Mary White’s daughter charged with her murder
Nursing home murder: Woman charged with killing her elderly mother
Murder charge defendant granted bail variation in Goulburn Local Court

Samantha Fraser

Photo: A smiling woman standing on a beach, wearing sunglasses, a straw hat, and a colorful shirt. She has fair skin and long blonde hair.Name: Samantha Fraser.
Died: July 23, 2018.
Age at death: 38.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: Phillip Island, Australia.
Disability: Depression.

Details:
Samantha was found hanging in her garage with bruises on her body. Her estranged husband, on trial for murder, admitted to beating Samantha, but claimed he left her alive, and that she must have died from suicide due to her depression. The murder happened just weeks before he was due to go to trial for repeatedly raping her.

Case Status:
Adrian Basham (Estranged husband), convicted of murder.

Sources:
Grandparents left to raise murdered daughter’s children ask for help
Adrian Basham found guilty of murdering wife Samantha Fraser
Estranged husband allegedly murdered wife and made it look like a suicide, court hears
Accused Man Admits To Bashing Samantha Fraser