Ecie Gabrielsen

Photo of Ecie Gabrielsen, an elderly woman. She has brown curly short hair and fair skin that is freckled and wrinkled. She is wearing pink lipstick and star-shaped dangle earrings, and smiling for the camera.Name: Ecie Gabrielsen.
Died: September 29, 2018.
Age at death: 79.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Citrus Springs, Florida, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Ecie loved kids and her family. She had five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren, and she would often go out to dinner with them and tell them stories of when she was a girl in Kentucky coal country.

Ecie’s grandson, who had moved in to help her out, gradually separated her from her family; then he neglected her until she died. He buried her in a shallow grave, told family he had put her in a nursing home, and tried to flee to Mexico. He and his girlfriend were arrested at the border.

Perpetrator: Arthur Miller (Grandson/Adoptive son), charged with neglect and gross abuse of a human body; Vivian Gutierrez (Grandson’s girlfriend), charged with neglect.

Source:
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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: Murder.
Location: Bundanoon, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Vascular dementia.

Details:
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.

Perpetrator: Barbara Eckersley (Daughter), charged with murder.

Source:
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Ernest Starry

Photo of Ernest Starry, an elderly man wearing a peach dress shirt and suspenders. He has white hair, bushy eyebrows, and pale skin.Name: Ernest Starry.
Died: July 28, 2018.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Robstown, Texas, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; elder nursing home resident.

Other victims: Roel Mireles (41), Thelma Montalvo (60), and Isaiah Starry (13).

Details:
Ernest Starry was the oldest of four people killed by his son in a shooting spree that took the lives of his wife Thelma, his stepson Roel, and his grandson Isaiah. After fatally shooting Ernest and his wife, who was visiting him at his nursing home, the killer committed suicide. His motive is still unknown.

Ernest owned a pawn shop.

Perpetrator: Richard Starry (Son).

Source:
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Dawn Liebig

Photo of Dawn Liebig, a middle-aged woman with tanned skin and brown hair in a messy ponytail. She is wearing sunglasses and a T-shirt printed with a skeleton in a feathered war bonnet and a wolf howling at the moon. She has her hands upturned in an "I don't know" gesture.Name: Dawn Liebig.
Died: July 19, 2018.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Pahrump, Nevada, USA.
Disability: Multiple disabilities, including cancer.

Details:
As she slept in her bed, Dawn was stabbed and bludgeoned to death by her sons. Not knowing it was her sons who were attacking her, Dawn called out to them for help as she died.

They buried her body, but were arrested for murder when someone called the police and asked for a welfare check. Her sons initially claimed she had asked them to help her commit suicide, but they kept changing their story and were charged with murder.

Dawn had twenty cats which she cared for. They were healthy and well-fed in a photo taken while she was alive, but were left alone with her killers before her body was found. When the police came for the welfare check, they found that all the cats had survived, though some of them were malnourished.

Perpetrator: Michael Wilson and Dakota Saldivar (Sons), charged with murder.

Source:
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An Jung Ja

No PhotoName: An Jung Ja.
Died: June 21, 2018.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
An’s son stabbed her to death with a kitchen knife–then tried to frame his wife for the murder.

She had escaped from North Korea and ran several businesses in South Korea before moving to Thailand.

Perpetrator: Brian Lee (Son), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
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Mary Smith

Photo of Mary Smith, a heavyset woman with dark-brown skin and shoulder-length hair in ringlets. She is wearing lipstick and a white blouse, and squinting at the camera.Name: Mary Jane Smith.
Died: May 22, 2018.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Dementia, Parkinson’s disease.

Details:
Mary Jane’s daughter took her out of her nursing home and took her home. There, Mary was severely neglected. She didn’t get enough food to eat or adequate medical care, and she developed bedsores. Doctors repeatedly informed Mary’s daughter that she needed care. Finally, Mary was brought to the hospital, weighing only 72 pounds, and died days later.

Mary Jane owned a beauty shop, ran a day care, and worked as a nurse’s aide.

Perpetrator: Gladys Smith (Daughter).

Source:
Denver coroner rules 88-year-old woman’s death a homicide due to neglectful care
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Wilson Ross

No PhotoName: Wilson Ross.
Died: May 21, 2018.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Summerville, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Frail elder.

Details:
Wilson’s son, who had moved in to help him and his wife, stabbed him to death. His wife survived.

Perpetrator: Charles Ross (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
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Bernadette Green

No PhotoName: Bernadette Green.
Died: May 18, 2018.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, England, UK.
Disability: Mobility impaired due to fall; frail elder.

Details:
Bernadette’s son severely neglected her before killing her by smothering her.

Perpetrator: Stephen Green (Son), convicted of murder, sentenced to 14 years to life.

Source:
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Susan and Daniel Gibson

No PhotoName: Susan Gibson.
Age at death: 75.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Name: Daniel L. Gibson.
Age at death: 17.
Disability: Unspecified; special needs.

Died: April 9, 2018.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Reeds Spring, Missouri, USA.

Details:
Susan and her grandson Daniel were shot dead by Susan’s son, Daniel’s father, in a murder-suicide. Also killed was Cynthia Miller, 43, the girlfriend of the killer.

Perpetrator: Victor Gibson (Father of Daniel, son of Susan).

Source:
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Leo McWilliams

Photo of Leo McWilliams, an older man with gray hair and fair skin, wearing a plum-colored shirt and smiling for the camera.Name: Norman “Leo” McWilliams.
Died: March 8, 2018.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Leo’s son cut his throat, killing him.

Leo was a retired machine shop teacher who bred Old English Bulldogs.

Perpetrator: Timothy McWilliams (Son), pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter.

Source:
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