Uday Sai

No PhotoName: Uday Sai.
Died: December 13, 2021.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Drowning.
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Unspecified congenital condition.

Details:
Uday’s father pushed him into a water sump and closed the lid on him; then he hung himself. Uday’s mother, who had been asleep, woke up to find his body. She had recently quit her job to care for him.

Case Status:
Suresh (Father), deceased.

Sources:
Karnataka: Man kills son with special needs before ending his own life

Cara Broyles

No PhotoName: Cara Lynn Broyles.
Died: December 1, 2021.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Police received a call from Cara’s home in which her father said he had killed his family. At the home, police found Cara’s body, along with that of her mother Candace and her brother Aaron. Cara’s father was arrested, telling police he had wanted to kill himself but could not go through with it.

Case Status:
William Broyles (Father), charged with three counts of second-degree murder.

Sources:
Autism Memorial: Cara Broyles
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Salisu Surakatu

No PhotoName: Salisu Surakatu.
Died: November 24, 2021.
Age at death: 94.
Cause of death: Machete injuries.
Location: Kara Ewumi Village, Mowe, Ogun, Nigeria.
Disability: Blind.

Details:
Salisu’s brother came to his house, and the two had an argument because Salisu had sold a piece of property and not given his brother some of the proceeds. Salisu was unable to defend himself, or even see that his brother was armed, when his brother allegedly killed him with a machete.

Case Status:
Moshood Habibu (Brother), charged with murder.

Sources:
78-year-old man kills blind brother over land dispute in Ogun

Yoshihito and Yoshio Ohashi

No PhotoName: Yoshihito Ohashi.
Age at death: 32.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Name: Yoshio Ohashi.
Age at death: 65.
Disability: Stroke.

Died: November 17, 2021.
Cause of death: Fire.
Location: Asahi, Chiba, Japan.

Details:
Yoshihito and Yoshio, father and son, died in a house fire. Police arrested their wife and mother, who they say confessed to setting the fire because she was tired of caring for them.

Case Status:
Toshiko Ohashi (Wife/Mother), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Sources:
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Violet Walcott

No PhotoName: Violet Walcott.
Died: October 17, 2021.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Wait-a-Bit, Trelawny, Cornwall, Jamaica.
Disability: Mobility impaired after stroke.

Details:
Violet was discovered in her bed at home, dead from major wounds inflicted with a large knife.

She was a hardworking woman who had built her own house without help from anyone.

Case Status:
Jermaine “Man” Powell (Grandson), charged with murder.

Sources:
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Richard Wix Jr.

No PhotoName: Richard B. Wix Jr.
Died: September 23, 2021.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Glasgow, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Richard’s body was found in his home, where he lived with his father, about a week after his death. The home itself was in such bad shape that it was condemned; Richard’s father was arrested on suspicion of having fatally neglected or abused him. Officials say he “did not seek appropriate medical attention” for Richard.

Case Status:
Richard Len Wix (Father), charged with reckless homicide and knowingly abusing/neglecting an adult.

Sources:
Autism Memorial: Richard Wix Jr.
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78-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: September 15, 2021.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Seoul, South Korea.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
This 78-year-old was killed in a homicide-suicide by her husband, who left a note that said, “I am taking her with me.”

Case Status:
Her husband, deceased.

Source:
Murder-suicide attributed to Alzheimer’s fatigue

Bernice Durbin

No PhotoName: Bernice Durbin.
Died: September 11, 2021.
Age at death: 89.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Rochester, New York, USA.
Disability: Nursing home resident; frail elder.

Details:
Bernice had recently moved into a nursing home because of her health. According to police, her partner came to visit and shot her dead, then killed himself.

Case Status:
Albert Greer (Partner), deceased.

Source:
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Maria Huerta

No PhotoName: Maria Huerta.
Died: September 4, 2021.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Elmendorf, Texas, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired; frail elder.

Details:
Maria’s body was found in her home by police. She had bedsores, and police say she was neglected to death by her son, who allegedly took payments for caring for her, but went off to work as a trucker, leaving her without care.

Case Status:
Juan Santos Huerta (Son), charged with injury to the elderly with bodily injury by omission.

Source:
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78-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: August 15, 2021.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Houston, Texas, USA.
Disability: Stroke.

Details:
This woman was staying at a rehabilitation facility after having a stroke. Her husband went to visit her and shot her dead before killing himself.

Case Status:
Her husband, deceased.

Source:
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