5/23/2018

*Jackson, Katonya
(Died 1983, Age 3)
Cause of death: Murder (Abuse/Beating)
Location: Micanopy, Florida, USA
Disability: Epilepsy
Perpetrator: Anna Young (House of Prayer pastor)
Source: House of Prayer residents say torture, abuse was common

Jackson, Juanita
(Died July 6, 2003, Age 76)
Cause of death: Neglect (Pressure sores, overmedication, malnutrition, dehydration)
Location: Auburndale, Florida, USA
Disability: Disabled elder
Perpetrator: Auburndale Oaks staff
Source: LEDGER REPORT: Auburndale Oaks among dozens of nursing homes in distress

Townsend, Arlene
(Died September 18, 2007, Age 69)
Cause of death: Neglect (Repeated falls due to poor supervision)
Location: Auburndale, Florida, USA
Disability: Disabled elder
Perpetrator: Auburndale Oaks staff
Source: LEDGER REPORT: Auburndale Oaks among dozens of nursing homes in distress

Holgerson, Linda
(Died November 4, 2007 (Body found), Age 57)
Cause of death: Murder
Location: Prattsville, New York, USA
Disability: Developmental disability
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: Police continue to investigate unsolved Prattsville homicide

Mallett, Heather
(Died June 9, 2011, Age 14)
Cause of death: Murder (Bludgeoned with rock)
Location: Wabowden, Manitoba, Canada
Disability: Cognitively challenged
Perpetrator: Unnamed 19-year-old man
Source: RCMP charge 19-year-old Wabowden man with first-degree murder in the unsolved slaying of 14-year-old Heather Mallett almost three years ago

*Kurtz, Cecily
(Died July 2, 2014, Age 79)
Cause of death: Neglect (Malnutrition/neglect)
Location: Didcot, England, UK
Disability: Depression, OCD
Perpetrator: Emma-Jane Kurtz (Daughter)
Source: Daughter left mum to die covered in own faeces

*Baidya, Masudur Rahman
(Died April 26, 2015, Age 46)
Cause of death: Murder (Possibly poisoned or asphyxiated)
Location: Tiljala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Disability: Double leg amputee, after train accident
Perpetrator: His wife and in-laws
Source: ‘Murder’ probe: 3 years after swimmer death, cops ask for medical reports

*Lewis, Nevely
(Died November 12, 2015, Age 71)
Cause of death: Murder (Arson; house set on fire)
Location: Chickamauga, Georgia, USA
Disability: Dementia
Perpetrator: Carless LeBron Cross (Son-in-law)
Source: Man accused of killing his wife’s mother in arson case found not guilty

Mahlalela, Lucky
(Died January 1, 2017, Age Adult)
Cause of death: Murder (Bludgeoned with hammer)
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Disability: Leg deformity
Perpetrator: Unnamed “thugs”, in custody
Source: Disabled traffic controller mourned by Pretoria drivers after his murder

!Lozano, Betty
(Died July 26, 2017, Age 34)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Medical crisis ignored)
Location: Adelanto, California, USA
Disability: Bipolar disorder
Perpetrator: Adelanto Detention Center staff
Source: San Bernardino County settles with Adelanto woman’s family for $1.9 million stemming from her in-custody death

!Howell, Devin
(Died August 25, 2017, Age 30)
Cause of death: Death in police custody (Taser used; restraint)
Location: Marietta, Georgia, USA
Disability: Depression, hypertensive cardiomyopathy, mental health crisis
Perpetrator: Cobb Police officers
Source: Cobb DA’s office reviewing man’s in-custody death after autopsy report’s completion

James, Otis
(Died April 17, 2018, Age 46)
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed)
Location: Bushwick, New York, USA
Disability: Wheelchair user due to injury from being shot during robbery
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: New York City Bus Driver Found Stabbed To Death In Brooklyn Home

*Lyons, Betty
(Died April 22, 2018, Age 85)
Cause of death: Murder-suicide
Location: Rochester, England, UK
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease
Perpetrator: George Lyons (Husband)
Source: Wife’s Alzheimer’s ‘drove pensioner to murder-suicide’

*Leong, Josephine
(Died April 27, 2018, Age 83)
Cause of death: Murder-suicide
Location: Foster Village, Hawaii, USA
Disability: Injuries from car accident; wheelchair user
Perpetrator: Winton Leong Sr. (Husband)
Source: Foster Village couple in their 80s found dead in possible murder-suicide

+Joja, Katlego “Katli”
(Died May 6, 2018, Age 10)
Cause of death: Unknown/Negligence (Found dead in river after going missing; police refused to help find her)
Location: Mamelodi, Tshwane, South Africa
Disability: Autism
Perpetrator: Unsolved/Police
Source: Emotional funeral for 10-year-old autistic girl

Larson, Jeff
(Died May 11, 2018, Age 59)
Cause of death: Murder (Head injury)
Location: Olympia, Washington, USA
Disability: Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: A man was found on a Thurston County sidewalk. Now, his death is under investigation

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