India Martin

No PhotoName: India Martin.
Died: May 26, 2020.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Born prematurely at 26 weeks and addicted to cocaine, India survived a difficult start in life only to be found dead in a dresser drawer, having been abused or neglected by her mother and her boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Jackleen Mullen (Mother) and her boyfriend Audrevious Williams, both charged with homicide by child abuse or neglect.

Source: Mom, boyfriend charged after disabled 4-year-old found dead in dresser drawer

Willow Dunn

Photo of a baby with Down syndrome. She has fair skin and wispy blonde hair and is smiling broadly.Name: Willow Dunn.
Died: May 25, 2020.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Willow’s father starved her to death.

Perpetrator: Mark James Dunn (Father), charged with murder.

Source:
Heart-wrenching new detail on alleged murder of four-year-old Brisbane girl
Girl who died in family home may have been dead inside for two days
More details emerge over death of Brisbane girl, four, as her dad is accused of murder
‘Senseless’ death of toddler Willow Dunn sparks outpouring of community grief
‘Big questions’ over what could have been done to save Willow

Alejandro Ripley

Photo of a boy smiling for the camera. He has short-cropped brown hair and is wearing a yellow shirt.Name: Alejandro Ripley.
Died: May 22, 2020.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Miami, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Alejandro’s mother tried to kill him by pushing him into a canal; but some passers-by saw the boy fall in and rescued him. Later that day, she pushed him into a different canal; this time, no one saw, and Alejandro drowned. She tried to pass it off as a kidnapping, but when the police learned about the earlier murder attempt, she confessed to the lie.

Perpetrator: Patricia Ripley (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
9-year-old boy with autism kidnapped in front of mom found dead in Miami
Non-verbal 9-year-old with autism found dead after abduction from Florida Home Depot, police say
Mother who reported abduction of 9-year-old son with autism now charged in his murder
Dead boy’s mother had attempted to kill him before, prosecutors say
Florida mom charged with the murder of son with autism
‘In a better place.’ Miami mother of drowned autistic boy admits leading him to canal, cops say
Mother Of SW Miami boy found dead charged with murder
Police Investigate Mother In Death Of SW 9-Year-Old Autistic Boy
Florida mom arrested on suspicion of killing 9-year-old son with autism after falsely reporting him kidnapped
After death of boy with autism, Miami special needs group sees rise in crisis calls
Neighbors saved autistic boy, 9, from canal an hour before ‘mom pushed him AGAIN to his death and faked kidnap’
‘He never made a sound’: Witness says she saw autistic boy fall into canal. Days later, his mother is arrested for felony murder. [Update]
Possible motive revealed in autistic boy’s murder, mother charged

Sirshendu Mallick

No PhotoName: Sirshendu Mallick.
Died: April 18, 2020.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kolkata, India.
Disability: Physical disability.

Details:
Sirshendu’s father strangled him because he would not put on a face mask when he left the house.

Perpetrator: Banshidhar Mallick (Father), charged with murder.

Source: Kolkata: Man strangulates son with disability for ‘not wearing mask’ while stepping out

Josias Marquez

No Photo
Name: Josias Marquez.
Died: March 31, 2020 (Body found).
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Howard, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, blind, epilepsy.

Details:
Josias’s body was found in the trunk of his mother’s car after she was arrested for neglecting his siblings, ages 2 and 6. His exact cause of death is unknown, but it is probable that he died from either malnutrition or from a fatal seizure (his mother admitted to not giving him his seizure medication).

Perpetrator: Sagal Hussein (Mother), charged with child neglect resulting in death, hiding a corpse, child neglect, and forgery.

Source:
Mom accused in child’s death objects to videoconference court hearing
Howard woman charged in death of son found in trunk of car
Green Bay-area woman charged with hiding 5-year-old son’s corpse, says she gave him CBD to treat seizures
Brown County woman charged in death of 5-year-old son
Woman charged after 5-year-old son’s body found in duffel bag
Wisconsin woman charged in death of son found in trunk of car
Wisconsin woman charged after son’s body found in her car
Wisconsin mom charged after 5-year-old son’s body found in duffel bag in trunk
Boy Found Dead In Trunk Of Woman’s Car Was Her Blind 5-Year-Old Son, Autopsy Confirms
Body of missing 5-year-old boy found in mother’s trunk after she told police he was with his father: Cops

Derrick Christophe

No PhotoName: Derrick Christophe.
Died: February 14, 2020.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Details:
Derrick’s father, who was regularly abusive, beat him to death with a broom handle. Derrick died of internal bleeding.

Perpetrator: Ellsworth Hull (Father), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Elderly dad turns himself in after accusations he beat his disabled son to death, cleaned the scene

5-year-old girl

Photo of a young girl with brown skin, a neat gray blouse, and a tracheostomy tube.Name Unknown.
Died: February 10, 2020.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Marietta, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; used breathing tube.

Details:
This little five-year-old girl was strangled by her mother.

Perpetrator: Shekina Akbar (Mother), charged with murder, aggravated assault, and child cruelty.

Source: Mother charged with strangling disabled daughter, 5, to death

Makeisha Maynard

A small girl with her hair in braids, wearing a pink school jacket.Name: Makeisha Maynard.
Died: February 9, 2020.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Caroni, Trinidad and Tobago.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Makeisha’s father beat her to death with a cutlass because she wet the bed. He hung himself the next day.

Makeisha knew her numbers, colors, and shapes, but had trouble writing.

Perpetrator: Michael Maynard (Father).

Source:
Girl, 8, beaten to death after wetting bed, father takes own life
Girl, 8, beaten to death with cutlass
Trinidad: Father beats 8yro daughter to death with cutlass

Samantha Roberts

Photo of a teenage girl with a dark-blonde ponytail and glasses, sitting in a wheelchair.Name: Samantha Roberts.
Died: January 17, 2020.
Age at death: 20.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Nekoosa, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, nonspeaking.

Details:
Samantha was bludgeoned to death by her mother’s boyfriend.

She liked to go on walks with her grandfather. When she was a little girl, she liked Animal Planet and Dr. Seuss books.

Perpetrator: Paul M. Carter (mother’s boyfriend), charged with first-degree intentional homicide.

Source:
Nekoosa Man Charged with Murder in Disabled Woman’s Death
‘I’ll miss that girl forever’: Family, friends remember Nekoosa homicide victim Samantha Roberts
Nekoosa man accused of killing disabled woman
Wisconsin man held in connection to disabled woman’s death
Carter admitted to hitting disabled woman before her death

Thomas Valva

Photo of a small boy in a collared shirt, smiling.Name: Thomas Valva.
Died: January 17, 2020.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Long Island, New York, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Thomas lived with his father and his father’s fiancee. He and his brother were often starved and made to sleep in the unheated garage. One freezing night, Thomas died from hypothermia.

Thomas was a friendly, well-liked second-grader who enjoyed playing outside. When he was two, he spoke his first words–“Ball” and “go”–while playing with a therapist, rolling a ball back and forth. He also liked puzzles.

Perpetrator: Michael Valva (Father) and Angelina Pollana (Father’s girlfriend), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
Thomas Valva’s brother details brutal life with NYPD cop dad accused of murder
A Dozen Calls to Child Abuse Hotline Did Not Save 8-Year-Old Boy
House of Horrors Boy ‘Made the Ultimate Sacrifice’
NYPD officer and fiancée charged with murder of cop’s 8-year-old autistic son who froze to death in garage
NYPD Dad Charged In Frigid-Garage Death Of Boy, 8: Cops
NYPD cop Michael Valva abused son Thomas Valva for years before his death, mom claims
‘I’m Not Surprised,’ Nanny Says Of 8-Year-Old’s Horrific Death
Child services ignored complaints about cop before his son died
NYPD officer Michael Valva, fiancée charged with murder in death of cop’s 8-year-old son
Father, His Fiancée Face Murder Charges In Death Of 8-Year-Old Long Island Boy
NYPD Cop & Fiancee Accused of Killing 8-Year-Old Boy