7/25/2018

Lawrence, Jay Odell
(Died March 2, 2017, Age 58)
Cause of death: Suicide (Denied pain medication for chronic pain; committed suicide)
Location: Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA
Disability: Chronic pain after car accident
Perpetrator: His doctor
Source: Doctors restricted my husband’s pain medication. He committed suicide.

Watts, Nikita
(Died December 23, 2017, Age 27)
Cause of death: Unknown suspicious death (Fell from balcony; may have been pushed)
Location: Bristol, England, UK
Disability: Anxiety, depression, borerline personality disorder, epilepsy
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: Family question police if young Bristol mum was ‘pushed’ from third-floor flat before she died

Unknown, “R53” (Male)
(Died January 31, 2018, Age Unknown)
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Not given CPR despite lack of DNR order)
Location: Aledo, Illinois, USA
Disability: Elder nursing home resident; mobility impaired
Perpetrator: Aledo Rehab and Health Care Center staff
Source: IDPH fines Aledo nursing home after patient death

(Unknown), (Female)
(Died February 2, 2018, Age 64)
Cause of death: Neglect (Shortness of breath ignored; died of bronchopneumonia)
Location: Lincoln, Illinois, USA
Disability: Anxiety, asthma, sleep apnea
Perpetrator: Christian Nursing Home staff
Source: Local nursing homes tied to residents’ deaths

Olthoff, Virginia
(Died February 27, 2018, Age 87)
Cause of death: Neglect (Dehydration; inadequate pain management)
Location: Buffalo Center, Iowa, USA
Disability: Elder nursing home resident
Perpetrator: Timely Mission Nursing Home staff
Source: Correction: Nursing Home Cited Story

(Unknown), (Male)
(Died March 18, 2018, Age Unknown)
Cause of death: Neglect (Repeated falls from lift in bad repair; lift not repaired; died from injuries sustained in fall)
Location: Champaign, Illinois, USA
Disability: Nursing home resident
Perpetrator: Christian Nursing Home staff
Source: Local nursing homes tied to residents’ deaths

*(Unknown), “Baby Pearl”
(Died April 4, 2018, Age Newborn)
Cause of death: Murder (Abandoned in the woods)
Location: Heywood, England, UK
Disability: A “congenital defect that resulted in her missing two ribs”
Perpetrator: A 48-year-old man and 33-year-old woman
Source: Rochdale woodland baby death: Two held in murder investigation

Zaladonis, Michael C.
(Died July 7, 2018, Age 65)
Cause of death: Murder (Choking, stomping)
Location: Forksville, Pennsylvania, USA
Disability: Stroke
Perpetrator: Terry Lee Heckman (Fellow resident at Dar-Way Elder Care Rehabilitation)
Source: Nursing Home Resident Charged with Homicide

O’Connor, Patricia
(Died July 11, 2018, Age 92)
Cause of death: Murder (Strangled; during robbery)
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Disability: Unspecified; care home resident
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: Woman (92) slain in home

!Friese, Keith
(Died July 19, 2018, Age 32)
Cause of death: Murder (Shot)
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Disability: Back injury from car crash; disabled veteran
Perpetrator: Spencer s. Trevathan (Security guard)
Source: Disabled Army vet from Twin Cities is shot dead in Las Vegas; gunman jailed

(Unknown), (Male)
(Died July 20, 2018, Age 89)
Cause of death: Murder (During robbery)
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Disability: Unspecified; care home resident
Perpetrator: Unsolved
Source: 89-year-old disabled man stabbed to death in Jacaranda Lodge old-age home

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