Name: Guadalupe “Lupita” Martinez.
Died: January 28, 2021.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Multiple murder (Stabbed).
Location: Othello, Washington, USA.
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.
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Name: Nathaniel Brettell.
Died: January 21, 2021 (Last seen; body not found).
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Unknown homicide.
Location: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.
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.
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Name: John Miller III.
Died: January 17, 2020.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Neglect (Starvation, bedsores).
Location: Lansing, Michigan, USA.
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.
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Name: Jill Millman.
Died: November 6, 2019.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbed).
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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.
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