Evelyn Scott

No PhotoName: Evelyn H. Scott.
Died: February 7, 2019.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Murray, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Evelyn lived with her niece and her niece’s boyfriend. Her neighbors rarely saw her, but her niece, 37-year-old Tera Todd, was often seen walking Evelyn’s little dog.

Her caregiver’s boyfriend killed Evelyn and Tera by stabbing Tera and slashing Evelyn’s throat. He also strangled the dog.

Perpetrator: Todd Scott (Niece’s boyfriend), charged with 2 counts of murder, burglary, tampering with evidence, and animal cruelty.

Source:
Court documents paint gruesome picture of Murray double murder
2 women found dead in Murray, KY, suspect facing murder charges
Police investigating double murder in Murray, KY
Evelyn Scott
Family releases names of women in Murray double murder

Elvis Dry

Photo of Elvis Dry, an older man with fair skin and a large nose, grinning at the camera with his arms folded. He is wearing glasses, a baseball cap, a sweater, and a wristwatch.Name: Elvis Dry.
Died: January 20, 2019.
Age at death: 61.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Diabetes; Amputee; wheelchair user.

Details:
Elvis was a sports fan who was a barefoot kicker for the Kansas High School football team in the 70s. He grew up to become a truck and bus driver who liked to travel. His neighbors remember him as a gentleman with a sense of humor, who “always had a comeback”.

Elvis was burned alive by his live-in caregiver. His burned body and wheelchair were found when neighbors asked police for a welfare check.

Perpetrator: Denise Lynn Grass (Live-in caregiver), charged with murder and desecration of a corpse.

Source:
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No arrests made in murder of Tahlequah man, leaving neighbors on edge
Arrest made in murder of Cherokee County veteran, amputee
Disabled Oklahoma Veteran Allegedly Killed by Live-In Caretaker
Live-in caretaker accused of burning, killing veteran amputee in Cherokee County
Friends, Family Say Goodbye To Cherokee County Murder Victim
Family, friends say goodbye to Cherokee County man murdered, set on fire
Woman who burned man alive charged with murder
Woman accused of burning man alive charged with murder

Deborah Lynch

Photo of Debbie Lynch, a middle-aged, heavyset woman with blonde hair and thin eyebrows, smiling for the camera.Name: Deborah Lynch.
Died: January 11, 2019.
Age at death: 62.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Wheelchair user.

Details:
Debbie was a religious woman, a faithful churchgoer whose neighbors remember her as extremely nice and soft-spoken.

Debbie was stabbed to death by a man who was living in her apartment at the time. Neighbors heard her calling for help and called the police, but not break down the door to come to her aid; by the time police arrived, her injuries were too severe to survive.

Perpetrator: Kehinde Afolayan (Housemate), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Milwaukee man charged in stabbing of woman in wheelchair
South Milwaukee woman was fatally stabbed 116 times in her wheelchair, complaint says
Woman in wheelchair killed, stabbed 116 times

John Likeness

Photo of John Likeness, a heavyset man with muttonchops, wearing glasses and a camo baseball cap.Name: John Matthew Likeness.
Died: December 30, 2018.
Age at death: 54.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Mobility impaired; disabled veteran.

Details:
John’s roommate killed him by shooting him with a crossbow and cutting him with a knife. His roommate claimed that he felt sorry for him and wanted to “put him out of his misery”.

John was an Army veteran who had served in the military for 10 years. He enjoyed traveling by train, accompanied by his dog Sienna.

Perpetrator: Richard Seehaver (Roommate), charged with murder.

Source:
Charge: Western Wisconsin roommate kills disabled Army vet with arrow to the chest
Charges: Wisconsin man kills roommate with crossbow, butcher knife
1 dead, 1 arrested after man dies in Menomonie

Cyra Harrison

Photo of Cyra Harrison, a teenage girl with brown hair tied up in a ribbon, smiling at the camera and wearing two blue first-place ribbons pinned to her hoodie.Name: Cyra Shantell Marie Harrison.
Died: November 23, 2018.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Elizabeth, Louisiana, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Cyra died from neglect after being forced to live in terrible conditions by her mother and two housemates.

The first-place ribbons she is wearing in her picture may be bowling ribbons, a sport Cyra enjoyed.

Perpetrator: Karen Johnson Harrison (Mother), Marilyn Sue Maricle, and Glen E. Maricle (Housemates); all charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Arrests made after special needs patient died, found in deplorable living conditions
Sheriff: Extreme neglect leads to death of special needs person
Mom, couple charged in death of Elizabeth special-needs patient
Arrests made after special needs patient died, found in deplorable living conditions
Elizabeth woman who died from alleged neglect identified
Police release identity of woman killed
Authorities ID special-needs woman believed slain by neglect
Prosecutor intends to seek bond increase in ‘heinous’ neglect death case
Cyra Harrison Obituary

Austin Steele

Portrait photo of Austin Steele, a young man with brown hair and fair skin, wearing a black suit and tie.Name: Austin Steele.
Died: March 1, 2018.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Lancaster, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
After his grandfather died, Austin moved in with a caretaker. At 18, he moved out, though he would often call his caretaker–sometimes in the middle of the night–to ask for a hug.

Austin was an independent young man. He would take weeks-long trips to the beach on his moped. He was enrolled in GED classes, and he wanted to join the military and become an engineer.

Two months after he allowed a man and his wife to move into his mobile home with him, his body was found. Austin may have been killed because he had become involved romantically with one or both of the couple; or the 30-year-old man, who was a registered sex offender, may have been abusing him.

The man had shot him, left him to die overnight, and with the help of his wife, dismembered, burned, and dumped his body.

Perpetrator: Christopher Allen Holford (Housemate), charged with murder; Brandy Nicole Faye Duncan (Housemate), charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

Source:
Autistic SC teen who was burned, dismembered ‘knew he was loved’
LANCASTER HOMICIDE: Family seeks justice for teen’s death in Lancaster County
Lancaster autistic teen, killed in ‘haunting’ case, remembered as ‘kind, caring’
‘One of the worst cases’: Body of Lancaster man, 18, burned and dismembered; 2 charged
New details in Austin Steele murder
SC newlyweds charged in connection with murder, dismembering teen’s body
Human remains found as Lancaster Co. deputies investigate homicide
Couple Charged After An 18-Year-Old’s Dismembered Remains Were Found On Lancaster Property

Adeline Hill

No PhotoName: Adeline Hill.
Died: January 29, 2018.
Age at death: 66.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Adeline and her daughter Renee Cosom, age 42, were shot dead by her daughter’s boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Daughter’s boyfriend, household member.

Source:
Victims in Northeast Philadelphia shooting identified
Boyfriend Questioned in Murders of Woman and Her Mother
Man questioned after mother, daughter killed in NE Philly

Courtney Turney

Photo of Courtney Turney, a young woman with dark-brown hair and tan skin. She is smiling for the camera.Name: Courtney Ann Nemea Turney.
Died: August 5, 2017.
Age at death: 33.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Seaside, California, USA.
Disability: Unspecified special needs due to complications during birth.

Details:
Courtney moved in with a friend, only to have her so-called friend imprison her, force her to perform physical labor, starve her, and abuse her for around a decade before killing her.

Perpetrator: Corrie Denise Arriaga (Housemate), charged with first-degree murder, in addition to torture, human trafficking, false imprisonment of a dependent adult and theft from a dependent adult.

Source:
Courtney Ann Nemea Turney (1984-2017) – Find A Grave
Calif. woman arrested for torture, murder of special needs woman
DA: Seaside woman arrested for murder, torture of special needs woman
Seaside woman arrested for torture, murder of special needs woman

Kathryn Breen

No PhotoName: Kathryn Breen.
Died: December 23, 2016.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Beaverton, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; elder disabled.

Details:
Kathryn Breen suffered burn injuries in a fire set in her bedroom by her caretaker. She was taken to the hospital with third-degree burns over 25% of her body and died a month later.

Perpetrator: Celia Schwab (Live-in caretaker), charged with murder, arson, and assault, died of natural causes before conviction; Maria Meisner (Neighbor), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to 25 years to life.

Source: Caretaker accused of setting elderly woman on fire found unfit to stand trial for now
Beaverton woman gets life in prison for setting elderly neighbor on fire, killing her

Ronald Bettig

Photo of Ronald Bettig, an elderly man with pale skin and white hair and beard, wearing glasses and a colorful shirt.Name: Ronald Valentine Bettig.
Died: August 17, 2016 (Body found); died August 12-14, 2016.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Black Hawk Quarry, Central County, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Depression/adjustment disorder, dementia.

Details:
Lonely and depressed after the death of his wife, Ronald took in a woman and her child as housemates. Thinking they would get money in his will, the woman and her boyfriend plotted to kill Ronald. They lured him to a quarry, where they pushed him over a 70-foot cliff. With all four limbs broken, Ronald may have lived for up to two days before dying of dehydration. The killers tried to pass it off as a suicide.

Perpetrator: George G. Ishler Jr. and Danelle Geier, convicted of murder, sentenced to life.

Source:
Was there a motive to kill a Penn State professor?
PSU professor struggled personally, professionally before death: Co-workers, acquaintances
Penn State professor Ronald Bettig allegedly pushed off cliff by Danelle Geier, George Ishler in Pennsylvania
Woman charged in death of PSU professor
State College, PA – Trial Begins for Two Accused of Murdering Penn State Professor –
Two found guilty in the 2016 murder of a Penn State professor
Verdict delivered in Penn State professor’s death
‘I can still hear the crunch today.’ George Ishler takes the stand