Thaddeus Sran

Photo of a small, smiling boy waearing a red striped shirt.Name: Thaddeus Sran.
Died: July 23, 2020.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fresno, California, USA.
Disability: Due to prematurity (Nonspeaking; feeding tube).

Details:
Police grew suspicious when Thaddeus’s parents reported him missing, but almost immediately stopped cooperating with the missing-child investigation. A few days later, Thaddeus’s burned body was found and they were charged with murder.

Perpetrator: Briseida Sran (Mother) and Sukhjinder Sran (Father), both charged with murder.

Source:
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Sarah Curran

Photo of a young adult woman with short curly blond hair.Name: Sarah Curran.
Died: July 23, 2020.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Winchester, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Asperger syndrome.

Details:
Sarah’s ex-boyfriend killed her by choking, drowning, stabbing, and bludgeoning. They had recently broken up.

At ten years old, Sarah gave out Pop-Tarts to people waiting at a local bus stop. As a teen, she was a Special Olympics swimmer, bowler, and roller-skater and rode on a float in the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. She volunteered at a local food and clothing pantry. She loved animals, so she volunteered at the animal shelter. As an adult, she used to spend her Social Security check on buying people steak dinners at a restaurant.

When she moved out, her family worried that she would be taken advantage of because of her kind and trusting nature. Sarah was living in a homeless encampment when she died. She had strong political opinions, backing the Affordable Care Act on social media.

Perpetrator: Larry Lee Mullenax III (Ex-boyfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
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La’Marion Thomure

Photo of a small boy smiling awkwardly for the camera, showing his baby teeth.Name: La’Marion Thomure.
Died: July 15, 2020.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: St. Louis, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
La’Marion was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend.

He was a “charming, handsome little boy [who] lightened up the whole room when he was in it. He’d make you smile even on your bad days. He loved being outdoors, playing with family.”

Perpetrator: Demetrius D. Stewart (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Man accused of killing girlfriend’s autistic child
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Klara Wright

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Name: Klara E. Wright.
Died: July 10, 2020.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Dakota, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Klara’s husband stabbed her to death. He claimed he “could not watch her suffer”.

Perpetrator: Joseph Bailly Wright (Husband), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
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Diana Rosaly

No PhotoName: Diana Rosaly.
Died: July 9, 2020.
Age at death: 51.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Diana’s mother shot her in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Suzanna Quinones Colon (Mother).

Source:
Youngstown police identify mother, daughter in reported murder-suicide
YPD releases names of those involved in murder-suicide

Nicole Jakubek

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Name: Nicole Gayle Jakubek.
Died: July 5, 2020.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Redmond, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Nicole was a widow when she met her new boyfriend, but they broke up because he would not go to rehab. Her ex-boyfriend was arrested after a car accident while driving Nicole’s car, which he had stolen. Nicole herself was found dead at her house.

Perpetrator: Clinton Kevin Holland (Ex-boyfriend), charged with second-degree murder, drunk driving, criminal mischief, and second-degree assault.

Source: Redmond murder victim wanted restraining order against accused killer
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April Zavala

No PhotoName: April Heather Zavala.
Died: June 14, 2020.
Age at death: 24.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Elko, Nevada, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
April’s mother strangled her because she wanted to dress herself instead of letting her mother dress her. She said that caring for April during the COVID pandemic had become too stressful. At the time of her death, April had not seen a doctor in several years.

Perpetrator: Judith I. Zavala (Mother), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Mom bound over to district court in daughter’s death
Mom says stress led to daughter’s strangulation

Sherrell Martin

No PhotoName: Sherrell “Bud” Martin.
Died: June 14, 2020.
Age at death: 71.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wilmington, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; used walker.

Details:
Bud and his ex-sister-law had been arguing for a few days–an argument she ended by beating him around the head with his own walker. He was able to tell police who had beaten him before dying a few hours later.

Perpetrator: Donna Reynolds (Ex-sister-in-law), charged with aggravated battery.

Source: Wilmington Woman Charged With Attacking Disabled Ex-Brother-In-Law Who Later Died
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Joshua Vallow

Photo of a boy with straight dark-blond hair, smiling for the camera.Name: Joshua Jackson “JJ” Vallow.
Died: June 10, 2020 (Body found; last seen September 23, 2019).
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Rexburg, Idaho, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
JJ’s mother and stepfather killed him and his 17-year-old half-sister, Tylee Ryan. They tried to cover up the children’s deaths by claiming they were home-schooling or that the children were staying with relatives; but their grandparents became worried and asked for a welfare check and the children were declared missing. A storage locker was found, full of the siblings’ possessions. Finally their bodies were found on their stepfather’s property. 

Perpetrator: Chad Guy Daybell (Stepfather), charged with two counts of destruction, alteration and concealment of evidence; Lori Vallow Daybell (Mother), charged with desertion and nonsupport of dependent children, resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime, contempt of court and willful disobedience of court process or order.

Source:
Why did Lori Vallow murder her kids? A look into the terrible case
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Documents detail horrific manner JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan were found in Chad Daybell’s yard
Brother of J.J. Vallow and Tylee Ryan Says He’s ‘Broken’ After Remains of Idaho Children Found

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Esteban, Penelope, Avielle, and Apollo Harless

No PhotoName: Esteban Lorenzo Harless.
Age at death: 4.

Name: Penelope Arcadia Harless.
Age at death: 3.

Name: Avielle Magdalena Harless.
Age at death: 1.

Name: Apollo Harless.
Age at death: 11 months.

Died: June 4, 2020.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Disability: Special needs.

Details:
Esteban, Penelope, Avielle, and Apollo’s parents gassed them with carbon monoxide before committing suicide. They also killed the family’s two cats.

Perpetrator: Jared Esquibel Harless (Father) and Sheryll Ann Harless (Mother).

Source:
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