Daunya Fields

Photo of an African-American girl with medium-brown skin and brown eyes, wearing a black top. Her hair is done in small, neat braids and gathered into a scrunchie at the top of her head.Name: Daunya Fields.
Died: December 25, 2021.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Physical and developmental disability due to abuse in infancy.

Details:
Daunya and her adoptive mother Elaine Fizer, 57, were shot to death by her adoptive father, who went on the run for several days before he was found and shot by police.

Case Status:
Dwayne McDonald (Adoptive father), deceased; shot by police.

Sources:
Woman, daughter found shot dead by relatives arriving for Christmas dinner
Family urge man to surrender after woman, disabled daughter found dead on Christmas Day
Dwayne McDonald Detroit man wanted in shooting deaths of wife & daughter
Suspect in Christmas Day double killing of wife, daughter shot dead by cops
Video: Detroit Police Search for Husband in Christmas Slaying of Wife and Daughter
Detroit Police shoot and kill suspect in Christmas Day murder of mom and 13-year-old disabled daughter

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

Felicity and Barrett Kreb

Photo: A teenage girl and a boy, both with short limbs. The girl is wearing red-and-white checked pajamas; she has olive skin and straight black hair. The boy is wearing camouflage pajamas and glasses; he has fair skin, blond hair, and glasses. They are smiling for the camera.Name: Felicity Kreb.
Age at death: 13.

Name: Barrett Kreb.
Age at death: 9.

Died: October 30, 2021.
Cause of death: Unspecified homicide.
Location: Gleneagle, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Dwarfism.

Details:
Felicity, Barrett, and their mother Yvette Siegert-Kreb, were killed by their father, who then killed himself.

Felicity and Barrett were both international adoptees, Felicity from China and Barrett from Albania. They were two of nine children. Their mother had specifically begun adopting children with dwarfism because her own son had dwarfism, and she wanted him to grow up with other little people around him. With their parents dead, Felicity and Barrett’s surviving siblings, the oldest of whom are adults, are now caring for one another.

Case Status:
Christof Kreb (Adoptive father), deceased.

Sources:
Father killed wife, two children in murder-suicide, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says
Grim New Details Emerge as Authorities Identify Victims and Suspect in Colorado Triple Murder-Suicide
Gun store owner ‘killed his wife and two children, 13 and 9, in apparent murder-suicide’

Gabby Petito

Photo of a young woman with fair skin and long blond hair, wearing an orange patterned skirt and top that barely shows her midriff. She is smiling for the camera.Name: Gabby Petito.
Died: September 19, 2021 (Body found).
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA.
Disability: Potentially had a mental health condition, such as OCD or anxiety.

Details:
Gabby was a travel blogger who was on a trip with her boyfriend when she went missing.

Shortly before her disappearance on August 12th, police received a call from someone who said they saw Gabby’s boyfriend hitting her. When police stopped their van, Gabby’s boyfriend told them that they had been arguing about Gabby’s cleaning the van too thoroughly. Gabby was distressed at the time. Rather than a domestic violence incident, police interpreted the incident as a “mental health break.” According to the police report, both Gabby and her boyfriend said that she had “severe anxiety.” Whether or not she did have anxiety, the police dismissed concerns over domestic abuse because of their perception of her having a disability.

The next day, Gabby and her boyfriend continued their road trip. She was last seen alive August 24th.

Gabby’s body was found in Grand Teton National Park. She had been strangled, and her death was declared a homicide.

Case Status:
Brian Laundrie (Fiance), person of interest, police issued a warrant for using Gabby’s credit cards after she died. Body found during the police search; death ruled suicide.

Sources:
Brian Laundrie: US blogger Gabby Petito’s fiancé ‘died by suicide’ – family lawyer
Gabby Petito died by strangulation ‘three to four weeks’ before body was found, Wyoming coroner says
Race, Disability and Coercive Control: One More Look at the Gabby Petito Case – Ms. Magazine
New Dispatch Audio Reveals Cops In Utah Were Told Brian Laundrie Hit Gabby Petito
Body Found in Gabby Petito Investigation
Authorities Have Issued a Warrant for Brian Laundrie’s Arrest
Mourners pay respects to Gabby Petito at New York funeral home
Gabby Petito case: Timeline of travel blogger’s disappearance

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:
Elderly couple who died in suspected murder-suicide at Rochester nursing home are identified
83-Year-Old Man Kills 89-Year-Old Woman and ‘Lifelong Partner’ Due to Grief Over Her Illness Before Killing Himself: Police

Wayne Leworthy

Name: Wayne Leworthy.
Died: August 28, 2021.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Disability: “Severely disabled”, wheelchair user.

Details:
Wayne was stabbed by his father before his father killed himself. His mother came home only to find their bodies.

Case Status:
Neville Leworthy (Father), deceased.

Source:
Tragic detail before murder-suicide
‘Every single person has the right to safety’: Disability advocate speaks out following suspected murder-suicide in Adelaide
‘No red flags’: Deaths of two men in Adelaide being treated as murder-suicide
Father, 72, and his disabled son found dead in Adelaide
OAP ‘killed wheelchair-bound son, 46, & himself’ in tragic murder-suicide

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:
Police investigating apparent murder-suicide at rehab center in south Houston
Wife Asks Husband to Visit Her At Medical Rehab; He Fatally Shoots Her Before Killing Himself: Police
HPD: Man kills wife, self while visiting her at rehabilitation facility
Elderly Man Shoots Rehab Patient Wife Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide
Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 9551 Fannin Street

Ramón Castellano de Torres

Photo of a balding middle-aged man with glasses, a collared shirt, and a serious expression.Name: Ramón Castellano de Torres.
Died: August 8, 2021.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Morón de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain.
Disability: Unspecified degenerative disability.

Details:
Ramón’s wife stabbed him before jumping off the roof to her death. Ramón died next day of his injuries.

Ramón was an artist and art teacher, with his paintings displayed in galleries around the world. He also contributed to cultural and pedagogic magazines, illustrated children’s stories, and published several books about the town of Morón de la Frontera, where he lived for most of his life.

Case Status:
Beatriz R. (Wife), deceased.

Source:
Ramon Castellano de Torres Art
Murder or mercy, dying woman did not want to leave disabled husband alone
El drama de Bea y Ramón: ella tenía cáncer y mató a su marido, discapacitado, para no dejarlo solo
Wikipedia: Ramón Castellano de Torres
Una mujer mata a su marido, discapacitado, y se suicida arrojándose al vacío desde la azotea

Joyce Jeffries

No PhotoName: Joyce Ann Jeffries.
Died: July 24, 2021.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Spiegner, Alabama, USA.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Joyce’s son fatally shot her and her daughter-in-law Susan. He told his daughter that he was killing his mother because she had been recently diagnosed with dementia, then shot himself and died soon afterwards in the hospital. His daughter and her children survived unhurt.

Case Status:
William Jeffries (Son), deceased.

Source:
Alabama man accused of killing wife, mother before shooting self
Alabama Man Shoots Wife, Mother, Then Himself, Leaves Daughter and Her Children Unharmed
Alleged gunman dies following Deatsville murder-suicide