Guadalupe Martinez

Martinez, GuadalupeName: Guadalupe “Lupita” Martinez.
Died: January 28, 2021.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Multiple murder (Stabbed).
Location: Othello, Washington, USA.

Details:
Guadalupe, called “Lupita” by her family, lived with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend.

From her obituary:
Lupe loved life. Her social calendar was always full of birthday parties, weddings, dances, and free Tuesday movies. For years we had to sing happy birthday to her at all of our family birthday parties. She loved dressing up for Sunday mass and having lunch with her mom and grandma. She always made weekend plans on the Sunday before the weekend occurred, she had plans and it was of the utmost importance to stick to those plans.

Lupe loved nail polish, costume jewelry and music. She was most proud of her retail work at Experienced Merchandise.

Many close family members received daily phone calls from Lupe. She didn’t have much to say, only a few quick questions and then she ended the call, whether you wanted it to end or not. If she knew you she would never forget your name and probably knew your mom’s name and who cut your hair. When we forgot someone’s name Lupe always remembered.

When her mother and her mother’s boyfriend got into an argument, her mother’s boyfriend lured her into the garage and stabbed her to death. While he was doing so, Guadalupe walked into the garage, perhaps trying to defend her mother or simply wondering what was happening; so he killed Guadalupe too.

The killer has been charged with first-degree murder.

References:
‘We are all scared’: Neighbors speak after the murders of two women in Othello
Othello man admits to murdering two women: Court documents/A>
Man Stabs and Chops Up Girlfriend And Her Daughter After Argument

Nathaniel Brettell

Brettell, NathanielName: Nathaniel Brettell.
Died: January 21, 2021 (Last seen; body not found).
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Unknown homicide.
Location: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.

Details:
Nathaniel’s friends Amanda and Regan remember him as “a loyal, caring person”. He was polite to others, but he was an introvert with only a few friends. He liked to keep a steady routine, and made a conference call to his friend Amanda every Thursday. When he missed a call, his friends called police to check on him.

During the wellness check, police were attacked by a knife-wielding man, who was then arrested and jailed while the police officers were treated for their injuries. In his room, police found Brettell’s blood, but no body.

Despite the lack of a body, police believe Nathaniel was murdered and are looking for his body.

References:
Sister of missing Etobicoke man Nat Brettell refuses to give up hope he’ll be found alive
Missing man now subject of Toronto homicide investigation remembered by friend as ‘loyal and caring’

Iyad Halak

Photo of a young man with tan skin and short black hair; his expression is neutral.Name: Iyad Halak.
Died: May 30, 2020.
Age at death: 32.
Cause of death: Police shooting (Unarmed).
Location: Jerusalem, Israel.

Details:
Iyad was a student at a special education institute. He was walking to school when police yelled at him to stop. Not understanding, or perhaps surprised and confused, Iyad ran and was pursued by the police until he ran into a dead-end alley. He died from one or more of the seven shots discharged at him.

Police claim they saw Iyad holding a weapon, but he was unarmed. The shooter has been charged with second-degree murder.

References:
Police officer indicted for death of special needs student Iyad al-Halak
Israeli Cop Who Killed Autistic Palestinian Man Is Charged
Prosecution leans toward 2nd degree murder for officer who killed Halak
No Justice No Speech: Autism A Deadly Hazard When Dealing With Police
Israeli minister says sorry for police shooting of unarmed Palestinian
Gantz expresses sorrow over police killing of East Jerusalem man with autism
Police officer under house arrest after killing of special needs East J’lem man
Israeli forces kill unarmed autistic Palestinian man
Killing of unarmed, autistic Palestinian in Jerusalem sparks outrage
Teacher says she shouted, ”he’s disabled!’ before cops gunned down Palestinian

John Miller III

Name: John Miller III.
Died: January 17, 2020.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Neglect (Starvation, bedsores).
Location: Lansing, Michigan, USA.

Details:
John’s teachers at school remember him as a normal boy with Down syndrome and autistic traits. He was skinny, but could walk on his own. He had an older autistic sister.

John’s parents neglected him until one day his father called the police and explained that his son was dead. John’s body was found on his bed, extremely emaciated, dirty, and covered in bedsores. He had not seen a doctor in nine years, even though his parents knew perfectly well his health was failing. His death was ruled to be caregiver neglect.

References:
Lansing parents ordered to stand trial on murder charge in adult son’s January 2020 death
Lansing couple charged with neglecting, killing adult son who had Down syndrome

Jill Millman

Photo of Jill Millman, a blond white woman wearing a tank top. She is smiling slightly, and cuddling a little brown dog.Name: Jill Millman.
Died: November 6, 2019.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed).
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Details:
Jill loved reading books. She worked as a prep cook at a restaurant called The Dining Car, and hoped to become a chef. She was a friendly woman who got along especially well with elders. She lived in her own home, but called her family many times a day, with her first call at 7:15 sharp every morning.

A man that Jill knew entered her home and stabbed her to death. He has been arrested.

References:
Family Heartbroken After 35-Year-Old Woman With Autism Found Stabbed To Death Inside Bathroom Of Fox Chase Home
Philadelphia Police: Man Arrested In Connection To Murder Of Woman Found Stabbed To Death In Bathroom Of Fox Chase Home