1/23/2018

*Vanhaverbeke, Maurice
(Died 1978, Age 79)
Cause of death: Murder (Suffocated with pillow)
Location: Menen, Belgium
Disability: Unspecified; chronic or terminal illness
Perpetrator: Ivo Poppe (Great-nephew)
Source: ‘Deacon of death’ accused of Belgium serial killings

*Vanhaverbeke, Leo
(Died May 17, 1986, Age 81)
Cause of death: Murder (Air bubble injected into bloodstream)
Location: Menen, Belgium
Disability: Unspecified; chronic or terminal illness
Perpetrator: Ivo Poppe (Great-nephew)
Source: ‘Deacon of death’ accused of Belgium serial killings

Parmentier, Irma
(Died December 1993, Age 74)
Cause of death: Murder (Suffocation or injection of air bubbles)
Location: Menen, Belgium
Disability: Unspecified; chronic or terminal illness
Perpetrator: Ivo Poppe (Nurse; serial killer; grandchild’s colleague)
Source: ‘Deacon of death’ accused of Belgium serial killings

Bolondeel, Marguérite
(Died March 1996, Age 84)
Cause of death: Murder (Suffocation or injection of air bubbles)
Location: Menen, Belgium
Disability: Unspecified; chronic or terminal illness
Perpetrator: Ivo Poppe (Nurse; serial killer)
Source: ‘Deacon of death’ accused of Belgium serial killings

Wood, Dorothy
(Died May 7, 1996, Age 94)
Cause of death: Murder
Location: Huddersfield, England, UK
Disability: Frail elder; deaf
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: Who killed Dorothy Wood? The crime that shocked Huddersfield

*Vercamer, Gerard
(Died 2004, Age 80)
Cause of death: Murder (Air bubble injected into bloodstream)
Location: Menen, Belgium
Disability: Unspecified; chronic or terminal illness
Perpetrator: Ivo Poppe (Son-in-law)
Source: ‘Deacon of death’ accused of Belgium serial killings

!Briscoe, Keith
(Died May 3, 2010, Age 38)
Cause of death: Restraint-related (Positional asphyxia)
Location: Winslow, New Jersey, USA
Disability: Schizophrenia
Perpetrator: Sean Richards (Police) and others
Source: Winslow officer to forfeit job after pleading guilty to assault in case where man died of traumatic asphyxia

(Various), (4 or more people)
(Died 1978 to January 27, 2011, Age Various; mother was 89)
Cause of death: Murder (Various methods)
Location: Menen, Belgium
Disability: Various, often chronic/terminal illness; mother had depression
Perpetrator: Ivo Poppe (Serial killer; nurse; related to four of his victims)
Source: ‘Deacon of death’ accused of Belgium serial killings

*Vanhaverbeke, Ivonna
(Died January 27, 2011, Age 90)
Cause of death: Murder (Suffocation or injection of air bubbles)
Location: Menen, Belgium
Disability: Unspecified; chronic or terminal illness
Perpetrator: Ivo Poppe (Son)
Source: ‘Deacon of death’ accused of Belgium serial killings

Rodriguez, Dixon
(Died December 4, 2013, Age 32)
Cause of death: Police shooting
Location: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA
Disability: Mental illness
Perpetrator: Rafael Puntiel (Police)
Source: Perth Amboy to pay family of mentally ill man killed by police $350K

Witherspoon, Ron
(Died April 27, 2015, Age 20)
Cause of death: Accidental/Negligence (Choked on paper towels due to poor supervision)
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Disability: Developmental disability, pica
Perpetrator: Pearl-Cohn High School staff
Source: Video Shows Special Needs Student In MNPS Choking Death Lawsuit

Pritchard, Marris E.
(Died January 12, 2016, Age 53)
Cause of death: Accidental/Negligence (Manufacturer’s defect in wheelchair caused it to catch on fire; fatal burns)
Location: Beltzhoover, Pennsylvania, USA
Disability: Right-sided spasticity due to astrocytoma (in remission), requiring wheelchair use
Perpetrator: Numotion/Permobil
Source: Daughter of man burned to death in motorized wheelchair sues device manufacturer and retailer

*Kyzer, Emmett
(Died March 28, 2017 (Disappeared June 2016), Age 82)
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten, stabbed)
Location: Coaling, Alabama, USA
Disability: Wheelchair user, due to injury sustained during robbery
Perpetrator: Clifford Madison (Housemate)
Source: Police: Emmett Kyzer was beaten and stabbed

Sherman, Honey
(Died December 15, 2017, Age 70)
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled)
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Disability: Cancer survivor, arthritis
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: Mystery remains in deaths of billionaire Canadian and his wife, who were found strangled in their basement

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