Ekadashi Swain

No PhotoName: Ekadashi Swain.
Died: July 4, 2021.
Age at death: 38.
Cause of death: Beaten.
Location: Khasadi village, Kendrapara, Odisha, India.
Disability: Unspecified; physically challenged.

Details:
Ekadashi was on his way home from the field when his cousin and some accomplices allegedly ambushed him and bludgeoned him to death with a plank. Police say the motive was a property dispute.

Case Status:
Santosh Swain (Cousin), wanted for murder.
Nidhiram Swain (Relative), wanted for murder.
Unnamed woman, wanted for murder.

Source:
Disabled Person Beaten To Death By ‘Cousin’ In Kendrapada | Odisha (Caution: Censored graphic image.)
Differently-abled man stoned to death over land dispute

Shashank and Adeep Reddy

No PhotoName: Adeep (Aditya) Reddy.
Age at death: 9.

Name: Shashank (Prashanth) Reddy.
Age at death: 10.

Died: April 21, 2018.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Macherla, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Disability: Autism, physically and mentally disabled.

Details:
Adeep and Shashank were allegedly strangled to death by their father.

Case status:
Brhamananda Reddy (Father), wanted and at large.

Source:
Andhra Pradesh: Man strangulates 2 autistic sons in Guntur
Two kids with ‘autism’ found dead under suspicious circumstances in Andhra
Depressed man kills disabled sons

Patricia Kearney

Photo of Patricia Kearney, a woman with tanned skin and short dark-blonde hair. She is wearing glasses and a tank top. She is looking off to the left of the photo.Name: Patricia Kearney.
Died: July 6, 2016.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Blunt-force injury, head trauma.
Location: Tonga.
Disability: An “incurable nerve disorder”.

Details:
Patricia died from multiple blunt-force injuries to her head and body, including a blow to the head that caused bleeding in the brain. Her husband said she fell down the stairs, but witnesses reported seeing Patricia’s husband beating her to death.

Case status:
Dean Fletcher (Husband), arrested for murder; escaped from Tonga police, arrested by US police. US refused extradition and released him in Hawaii without charges.

Source:
A death in paradise
Man who won’t be extradited to Tonga for wife’s murder says he’s innocent
Tonga disappointed with US denial of extradition for murder accused

Seth Johnson

Black and white photo of Seth Johnson, a small boy wearing glasses and a polo shirt and jacket.Name: Seth Johnson.
Died: March 30, 2015.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Pancreatitis.
Location: Plymouth, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Fetal alcohol syndrome, reactive attachment disorder; parents unofficially diagnosed him with PTSD and TBI.

Details:
Seth’s adoptive parents claimed he had been diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome and reactive attachment disorder, though no records corroborating this could be found.

When Seth was seven, he became sick. His parents, instead of getting him medical help, did online research and diagnosed him with PTSD and a traumatic brain injury.

Seth died of untreated pancreatitis. When he died, he was badly malnourished and covered with injuries, including bruises and pressure sores. His parents said the bruises came from Seth throwing himself down the stairs, and that they had not gotten him medical care because Seth did not like going to the doctor.

Case status:
Timothy David Johnson (Adoptive father), charged with gross misdemeanor child neglect; fugitive from justice.
Sarah Nicole Johnson (Adoptive mother), charged with gross misdemeanor child neglect; fugitive from justice.
New Zealand does not extradite for misdemeanor charges.

Source:
Minnesota parents accused of child neglect in death of 7-year-old son flee to New Zealand, miss court date
Do Timothy and Sarah Johnson have blood on their hands? Child dies after parents deny doctor treatment
Plymouth parents charged after allegedly refusing to take 7-year-old, who later died, to doctor
Parents charged with neglect in child’s death
Minn. parents let son, 7, suffer wounds, inflamed pancreas with no medical attention before he died, police say
Plymouth Parents Charged with Neglect after 7-Year-Old Boy Dies
Sick boy died because parents prayed instead of calling 911: prosecutor
Parents accused of letting boy die rather than bring him to doctors
Minnesota parents let son, 7, suffer wounds, inflamed pancreas with no medical attention before he died, police say
Minnesota parents charged with neglect after 7-year-old’s death
Minnesota Couple Allegedly Let 7-Year-Old Son Die of Sepsis Rather Than Bring Him to Doctor
Minnesota couple charged with neglect in 7-year-old son’s death may have fled the country

Daniel Ndayiragije

No PhotoName: Daniel Ndayiragije.
Died: 2009.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Burundi.
Disability: Albinism.

Details:
Daniel’s older brother and sister-in-law agreed to sell him to a gang of albino hunters for the equivalent of $250. His killers shot him, then cut off his limbs for sale as ingredients in ritual magic.

Case status:
Omari Ndayiragije (brother), wanted fugitive.
Victoria Nkuizikiye (Sister-in-law), charged with murder.
A gang of three men, unnamed, wanted.

Source:
The ‘genocide’ of Burundi’s albinos
Una tragedia olvidada
Albinos under Burundi police protection welcome Napoleon