Jamie Garcia III

Garcia, JamieName: Jamie Garcia III.
Died: February 6, 2022.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Homicide (Stabbed).
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.

Details:
Jamie lived with his mother and two-year-old little sibling. On the day he died, neighbors saw him running down the street, with his mother chasing him; then she caught him and brought him back into the house. Two hours later, police were called to the house, found Jamie stabbed to death, and arrested his mother on suspicion of murder. Jamie’s little sibling was unhurt.

References:
Woman arrested after dead child found inside southeast OKC home by police
‘He was beautiful’: Oklahoma family remembers 7-year-old boy found brutally stabbed to death
Child found dead inside Oklahoma City home identified by police
“He was beautiful,” Family remembers 7-year-old boy found brutally stabbed to death in OKC

Ashton and Ethan Yap

Photo: Flowers left at a green railing in front of a shallow canal. There are three bouquets of yellow flowers and a line of white roses.Name: Ashton Yap.
Name: Ethan Yap.

Died: January 21, 2022.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Homicide.
Location: Singapore.

Details:
Ashton and Ethan were 11-year-old twins who lived in Singapore. Their bodies were found in a canal; they had been killed, and authorities arrested their father and charged him with murder.

References:
More Details Have Emerged About the Murder of the 2 Greenridge Crescent Boys
Greenridge Crescent boys’ deaths: 48-year-old father faces second murder charge
Twins found dead: SG Enable urges stressed caregivers of children with special needs to seek help | The Straits Times
Bodies of 11-year-old twins found in canal near Upper Bukit Timah playground | The Straits Times
Caregivers of children with special needs ‘may face burnout or feel emotionally burdened’: SG Enable
Father arrested after twin boys found dead in Upper Bukit Timah canal, to be charged with murder | The Straits Times
Twin Boys With Special Needs Found Dead In Canal, Father Charged With Murder
9 New Facts About the Twin Boys Murder Found in Upper Bukit Timah Canal

Christian Rankins

Photo: Boy with brown skin and dark-brown eyes, dark brown hair cut short, and a blue collared shirt with yellow print, wearing a red birthday hat.Name: Christian Rankins.
Died: December 1, 2021.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Unknown suspicious death.
Location: Mobile, Alabama, USA.

Details:
After Christian’s mother was found “unresponsive with life-threatening injuries” in a parking lot, police checked their apartment and found Christian’s body. His cause of death is still unknown. Neighbors said Christian’s mother was worried about “lack of support” for him.

Neighbors remember seeing Christian sitting with his mother in their car, playing music. His mother’s Facebook page includes many posts about alternative medicine and dietary supplements.

References:
Autopsy to determine how 6-year-old autistic boy died, mother possibly involved

Nicole Hall

Photo: Young girl with brown skin and pink glasses, smiling for the camera, eyes squeezed shut in laughter.Name: Nicole “Amari” Hall.
Died: November 23, 2021.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Homicide (Unspecified).
Location: Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA.

Details:
Amari went missing from a hotel where her family had been staying. Several days later, she was found dead in the woods fifteen miles away, the victim of a homicide. Police who questioned her mother and her mother’s partner say their statements were inconsistent and untruthful; the two were arrested on suspicion of having caused Amari’s death.

Amari’s siblings, age 5 and 6, were removed from the home. Her mother was charged with child cruelty, concealing a death, and making a false police report; her mother’s partner was charged with murder and child cruelty.

References:
Georgia Couple Charged In 8-Year-Old Autistic Black Girl’s Death news
Mom Reported Autistic Daughter, 8, Missing After Beating Child To Death, Dumping Victim’s Remains In Trash Bag
Cops Say Autistic 8-Year-Old Was Beaten by Mom, Discarded in Trash Bag
Woman Who Claimed 8-Year-Old Autistic Daughter Was Missing Has Been Arrested. Her Partner Has Been Charged with Murder.
Autistic girl, 8, found dead as mom arrested & partner to be charged with murder
Missing 8-year-old Gwinnett County girl found dead, mother charged with murder, police say
Police find body of missing 8-year-old, mother’s partner to be charged with murder
‘Missing’ Autistic 8-Year-Old Was Actually Murdered, Police Say

Isabella Tichenor

Photo: An African-American girl with light-brown skin, brown hair tied into two small buns. She is smiling, showing a small gap between her front teeth. She is wearing a leopard-print sweater.Name: Isabella “Izzy” Faith Tichenor.
Died: November 7, 2021.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Suicide (After long term bullying).
Location: North Salt Lake, Utah, USA.

Details:
Izzy, a fifth-grader, was constantly bullied at school for being autistic and being black. She reported the bullies multiple times; the school did nothing, and a teacher even joined in. Her mother talked to the principal; again, nothing was done.

Isabella died by suicide at the age of 10.

References:
Teachers Told 10-Year-Old Student With Autism She Smelled & Needed To Bathe Before Her Death By Suicide
School of Black Utah student who died by suicide allowed bullying ‘on any ground’ to go unchecked, report finds
Report reveals teachers told STUDENT, 10, she smelled before suicide
Amid ‘personal trauma,’ investigation finds ‘failures to protect Izzy’ at school
Investigation of Izzy Tichenor’s death says Foxboro brushed off bullying reports
Romel W. Mackelprang: Discrimination against the disabled is worse that the disability itself
Jazz stars Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles speak out on death of bullied 10-year-old Utah girl
Girl, 10, hangs herself after being ‘bullied over her autism and race’
Community mourns Utah 10-year-old who died by suicide after her mom says she was bullied for being Black and autistic
Autistic 10-year-old dies of suicide, mother lashes Davis School District