28-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: January 15, 2024.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Saint-Herblain, Nantes, Upper Brittany, France.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
This 28-year-old woman, who had just lost her mother, was killed by her father in a murder-suicide. He left a note stating that he killed her because he did not want her siblings to have to care for her.

Case Status:
Her father, deceased.

Sources:
Un père tue sa fille handicapée de 28 ans puis se suicide près de Nantes
Un homme tourmenté étrangle sa fille handicapée avant de se suicider à Saint-Herblain

84-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: December 27, 2023.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Seal Beach, California, USA.
Disability: Disabled elder.

Details:
This elderly woman was staying with her son because she needed help with medical care when he fatally shot her, then himself. He had been known to “express frustration” with his “inability to care for his mother’s condition”.

Case Status:
Ruled murder-suicide.

Sources:

Bodies found in Seal Beach home were mother and son; murder-suicide likely
Son, frustrated with taking care of aging mom, kills her and himself, police say
Man, ailing mother identified in Seal Beach murder-suicide, police say
SBPD closes Ocean Avenue death investigation

Ahmad and Ava Jackson

Name: Ahmad Jackson.
Name: Ava Jackson.

Died: October 20, 2023.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: Sanford, Florida, USA.
Disability: Unspecified special needs.

Details:
When Ahmad and Ava’s mother jumped off a bridge and died, authorities checked on Ahmad and Ava and found the twins dead in their beds; they had been smothered.

Their loved ones remember Ava as “the talkative one”, and Ahmad as the “quiet observer”. The two were kindergarten students at a local school.

Case Status:
Catorreia Hutto (Mother), deceased. Deaths ruled homicide-suicide.

Photo of a young boy with black hair and dark-brown skin, wearing a black polo shirt and a backpack. Some spots of vitiligo are visible on his face, lightening skin under his mouth and one eye.
Ahmad Jackson

Photo of a small girl with her hair in braids and a bow atop her head, smiling for the camera and holding up a "V" sign. She is wearing a purple tank top and a lime-green bracelet.
Ava Jackson

Sources:
Special-needs twins, 5, found dead after Florida mom jumps to her death
5-year-old twins found dead in Sanford home after mother jumps to her death, deputies say
Florida mother and 5-year-old twins dead in apparent double murder-suicide, officials say
Twins Found Dead After Mother Died By Suicide Remembered as ‘the Sweetest Kids’
Officials release details on 5-year-old twins found dead after Sanford mom jumped from bridge

Florence Brown

Photo of an older lady with pale skin and curly, short white hair; she is wearing square-rimmed glasses, a pastel purple striped blouse, and a yellow vest.Name: Florence Brown.
Died: September 12, 2023.
Age at death: 94.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Florence’s husband called police to tell them he had just shot his wife. Police arrived to find Florence and her husband with gunshot wounds; Florence, who had been shot multiple times, was dead on arrival at the hospital, and her husband died later that night.

Case Status:
Stanley Brown (Husband), deceased.

Sources:
Lansdale husband, 93, killed wife, 94, in murder-suicide, Montgomery County DA says
93-year-old man kills his wife, then himself in Montgomery County murder-suicide: Police
Stanley Florence Brown Obituary – Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Inc. – Lansdale – 2023
Shooter and Victim Identified in Tuesday’s Murder-Suicide in Lansdale
MURDER-SUICIDE: Husband Kills 94-Year-Old Wife Then Himself In Lansdale, DA Says

JMGC

No PhotoName: “JMGC”.
Died: September 1, 2023.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Poisoning.
Location: Valencia, Spain.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
This young man’s mother took him to a hotel room, where she poisoned him and then herself. Police say she had become ill and was convinced no one would be able to take care of her son like she could.

Case Status:
LMC (Mother), deceased.

Sources:
Woman takes her life after killing her disabled son
Una mujer mata a su hijo discapacitado y después se quita la vida en un hotel de València

Patricia Zaccario

Photo of a middle aged woman with short, wavy blond hair and fair skin, wearing silver earrings and a red blouse, smiling.Name: Patricia Zaccario.
Died: July 15, 2023.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; terminally ill nursing home resident.

Details:
Patricia’s husband visited her at her nursing home, shot her dead, and then shot himself.

Case Status:
Michael Zaccario (Husband), deceased.

Sources:
Authorities ID husband, wife dead in murder-suicide at N.J. nursing home
Elderly married couple shot dead in nursing home in ‘murder suicide’
Officials: 73-year-old Patricia Zaccario, 76-year-old Michael Zaccario fatally shot at New Jersey nursing facility

Lech

No PhotoName: Lech (Family name unknown).
Died: June 29, 2023.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Drowning.
Location: Baltic Sea.
Disability: Unspecified; used adapted stroller.

Details:
Lech’s mother threw him into the Baltic Sea and then jumped in herself. A rescue operation recovered both within an hour and sent them to Karlskrona, Sweden, by helicopter; but it was too late, and both were declared dead on arrival.

Case Status:
Paulina (Mother), deceased.

Sources:
“Miraculous” Double Rescue Turns Into Homicide Investigation
Probe into death of mum and boy falling off Stena Line ferry takes chilling turn
Child who died with Polish mother when they plunged from ferry ‘was in a wheelchair’, say witnesses
Śmierć Pauliny i jej synka. Poruszające słowa szefa ratowników morskich. Mówi o cudzie podczas poszukiwań
Nowa relacja pasażerki promu. Widziała Paulinę przed tragedią. “On się nie ruszał, było widać nóżki”

Shana McClain

Photo of a middle aged woman with light-tan skin, her brown hair arranged in neat braids that coil around her head and fall over her right eye. She is smiling. Name: Shana McClain.
Died: May 29, 2023.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Landrum, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
When police responded to Shana’s home, they found her stabbed to death in her wheelchair and her boyfriend holding a knife.

Case Status:
Freddie Edwards (Boyfriend), fatally shot by police.

Sources:
South Carolina woman found dead in wheelchair, boyfriend killed after charging police
Man accused of fatally stabbing woman in wheelchair shot, killed by authorities, sheriff says
Woman found dead in wheelchair, suspect killed in officer-involved shooting

Grace Kinard

Photo of an elderly woman with fair skin and short blonde hair, wearing glasses, dangling earrings, and a black turtleneck. She is smiling for the camera.Name: Grace Kinard.
Died: April 8, 2023.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Hellam Township, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Frail elder, chronic illness.

Details:
Grace’s husband shot her, then died by suicide. He left no note, but police believe that his reasons included Grace’s worsening health and his inability to care for her.

Case Status:
Ronald Kinard (Husband), deceased.

Sources:
Health issues apparently at the root of weekend murder-suicide, police say

Manoj

No PhotoName: Manoj.
Died: April 4, 2023.
Age at death: 36.
Cause of death: Traumatic injury.
Location: Ernakulam, Kerala, India.
Disability: Developmental disability and/or mental illness.

Details:
Manoj’s father killed him and his mother, then hanged himself.

The family was known to sometimes have loud arguments, so none of the neighbors noticed anything unusual until the next morning.

Case Status:
Mani (Father), deceased.

Sources:
Man commits suicide after killing wife and mentally disabled son
3 of family found dead, police suspect man died by suicide after killing wife, mentally ill son in Kerala
Three of family found dead, police suspect man died by suicide after killing wife, mentally ill son in Kerala