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

Brandon Andrews

Photo of a young man in a blue dress shirt and paisley navy tie. He has brown hair, brown skin, and brown eyes; in the background is a stone wall with a waterfall flowing over it.Name: Brandon Ato-Kwamina Andrews.
Died: January 17, 2022.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Homicide (Arson fire).
Location: Pontiac, Michigan, USA.

Details:
Brandon enjoyed watching movies, swimming, and spending time with his family.

Brandon, his stepfather, and several other people all lived together in a two-story house. One January night, the house caught fire and was quickly engulfed in flames. Several people had to escape by jumping from the upstairs windows.

Brandon’s stepfather jumped from the second story, then called to Brandon to follow him. But he couldn’t persuade the young man to jump, and Brandon died in the fire, as did 59-year-old Jeff Donnelly, who also didn’t make it out.

Arson investigators examined the house and discovered that the fire had been deliberately started. The arson case is unsolved; but police have surveillance video of someone going from room to room in the house just before the fire. They are asking anyone who may know anything about the fire, or who might have seen anything unusual, to call the Sheriff’s Office at 248-858-5001 or the Detroit Crime Commission at 1-800-442-7766. A $5000 reward is offered.

References:
Brandon Andrews Obituary – Auburn Hills, MI
Pontiac house fire that killed 2, injured 5 was no accident, officials say
Oakland County Sheriff’s Office asking for help to solve Arson Homicides | MI Headlines
Fatal fire in Pontiac overnight leaves 2 dead, injures 5 more
Pontiac residents jump from 2nd story to escape fire; 2 killed in blaze
2 dead, 5 injured in Pontiac house fire
Two killed, five injured in early morning Pontiac fire
Police trying to identify ‘shadowy figure’ seen inside Pontiac home before fire killed 2, hurt 5

Cara Broyles

Name: Cara Lynn Broyles.
Died: December 1, 2021.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Multiple homicide (Gunshot).
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Details:
Police received a call from Cara’s home in which her father said he had killed his family. At the home, police found Cara’s body, along with that of her mother Candace and her brother Aaron. Cara’s father was arrested, telling police he had wanted to kill himself but could not go through with it.

References:
Nassau County man fatally shot wife, two children multiple times then called 911, deputies say
Man charged with killing wife, daughter, son in Nassau County is on suicide watch
Man shoots, kills wife, daughter and son inside Callahan home, Nassau sheriff says
Florida church musical director killed wife, two kids at family’s home: sheriff
Florida Church Musician Said He Shot Wife and Two Kids Multiple Times to ‘Make Sure They Didn’t Suffer’ But Was ‘Too Scared’ to Kill Himself: Sheriff

Chelsea and Connor Hill

Photo of two small children being held by an adult off-frame. The child on the left is a little girl with her dark-blond hair pulled away off her forehead, looking off to the left. She has pale skin. Her hands are blurred from flapping them. She is wearing a black dress with a white blouse. On the right is a little boy with wispy blond hair and pale skin, wearing a dark blue flannel shirt and hugging the adult's hand to his chest. His mouth is slightly open in a neutral expression.Name: Chelsea Hill.
Name: Connor Hill.
Died: August 5, 2021.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Neglect (Starvation).
Location: Silverdale, Washington, USA.

Details:
Twin siblings Chelsea and Connor’s mother presented herself at an emergency room and said she was suicidal, and that there were two people dead at her home. When investigators checked the home, they found Chelsea and Connor dead, and police arrested their mother, who told them that she had “lost track of time” and forgotten to feed Chelsea and Connor.

References:
Kitsap County mom accused of murdering, possibly starving her twin children
Silverdale woman charged with murder after her autistic twins found dead in her home
Suicidal Washington mother charged with murder of her autistic twins

Darren Henson

Photo of a young, sandy-haired boy wearing a blue "Birthday Boy" ribbon. His hands are blurred from waving them. Name: Darren Henson.
Died: May 31, 2021.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Multiple homicide (Stabbed).
Location: Louth, England, UK.

Details:
Darren was “a happy child with a kind heart”. He loved football (soccer), especially Chelsea. When he stayed with his grandmother and they watched the finals together, she says he cheered so loudly she nearly went deaf.

Darren’s stepfather stabbed him and his mother to death. His nine-month-old little sibling was in the house at the time, but survived unharmed and was found by emergency services. After being convicted of the murders, Darren’s stepfather was sentenced to 40 years to life.

References:
Evil Daniel Boulton’s twisted hatred for autistic boy he killed
Manhunt killer handed minimum of 40 years for murdering woman and autistic son
Child safeguarding and domestic homicide review set after double Louth murders
Man who stabbed mother, 26, and her autistic son, nine, to death is convicted | Daily Mail Online
Ex-partner brutally stabbed mother and autistic son in front of baby, court told
Violent ex ‘brutally stabbed mum and autistic son to death before 24-hour manhunt’ – Plainsmen Post
Coventry gran’s tribute to boy, 9, after alleged double murder
Suspect, 29, ‘knifed to death ex-partner and her autistic son, nine’
Coventry gran’s tribute to boy, 9, after alleged double murder
Suspect, 29, ‘knifed to death ex-partner and her autistic son, nine’