Name: Trish Lambourne.
Died: February 13, 2023.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Edwardstown, South Australia, Australia.
Disability: Unspecified disability; “bad back”, “issue with the sun”.
Trish’s daughter killed her and herself; then she set the house on fire. She said online that she had been her mother’s caregiver for 22 years.
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Name: Joshua Djuric.
Died: September 26, 2022.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Malnutrition.
Location: Yagoona, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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.
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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”.
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Name: Cameron Paul Forrest.
Died: April 16, 2022.
Age at death: 24.
Cause of death: Traumatic injury.
Location: Gladstone, Queensland, Australia.
Disability: Autism, OCD.
Cameron’s mother and brother allegedly conspired to kill him–first by medication overdose, then by stabbing him with a knife. Cameron died from his injuries. After being treated for self-inflicted injuries and discharged from the hospital, Cameron’s mother and brother were arrested. Police say Cameron’s brother said Cameron would be better off dead because the family’s financial hardships were insurmountable.
Lee-Ann Rae Forrest (Mother), charged with murder.
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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.
Neville Leworthy (Father), deceased.
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Name: Mark Anthony Vella.
Died: August 9, 2021.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia.
Mark’s wife shot him as he slept. Prosecutors at her trial said that she had “gotten tired of” caring for him after 23 years of marriage.
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Name: Lourdi “Lordy” Ramadan.
Died: April 23, 2021.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Homicide.
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
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.
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Died: March 16, 2021.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
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.
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Name: Robyn Beever.
Died: February 25, 2021.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Varsity Lakes, Queensland, Australia.
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.
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