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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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