Tag Archives: 2015

Janiya Thomas

clmccracken   December 3, 2015   Comments Off on Janiya Thomas

Janiya Thomas, age 10, was imprisoned, starved, tortured, and murdered by her mother, Keishanna Thomas, in January or February 2015. Janiya last attended school in May 2013; Thomas subsequently pulled her out of school to homeschool her. When Janiya missed her yearly evaluation, Thomas told the school Janiya was staying with relatives out of state. Thomas’s other school-age children, ages… Read more »

Adrian Jones, and 7 siblings

clmccracken   December 3, 2015   Comments Off on Adrian Jones, and 7 siblings

Authorities believe Adrian Jones, age 7, was murdered by his father, Michael A. Jones, and his stepmother Heather Jones. Heather Jones homeschooled Adrian and his 7 sisters (ages 11 to 1). Adrian and two girls were Michael’s children from previous relationships, while the other four girls were Michael and Heather’s biological children together. Former babysitters of the family have reported… Read more »

Gianna and Samantha Rucki

clmccracken   November 30, 2015   Comments Off on Gianna and Samantha Rucki

Samantha Rucki (right, b. 1998) and Gianna Rucki (left, b. 1999) ran away from their Lakeville, Minnesota home on April 19, 2013 during a custody dispute. Their mother, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, then abducted them and took them to White Horse Ranch in Herman, Minnesota, where they were hidden by an underground network of family court critics until their rescue in November… Read more »

16 Children of Jonathan and Allison Schumm

clmccracken   November 21, 2015   Comments Off on 16 Children of Jonathan and Allison Schumm

Five children between the ages of 5 and 16 were physically abused by Jonathan Robert Schumm and Allison Nicole Schumm. Jonathan Schumm was a Topeka Councilman, Allison Schumm blogged extensively about their lives, and the Schumms had received an Angels in Adoption award in 2013. They had 4 biological children and 10 adopted children (two sibling groups of 5, adopted… Read more »

4 Children of John Paul and Danielle Woolley

clmccracken   November 4, 2015   Comments Off on 4 Children of John Paul and Danielle Woolley

Four children, boys ages 8, 4, and 2, and a 5-year-old girl, were imprisoned, starved, and neglected by their parents, John Paul and Danielle Woolley, and their grandparents Gordon Mark and Barbara Jo Woolley. The children were homeschooled, but had never received any medical care or any kind of education. The children were kept in a locked room in a… Read more »

Jacob Davidoff

clmccracken   October 19, 2015   Comments Off on Jacob Davidoff

Jacob Davidoff, age 17, was shot to death by his mother, Dianne Michelle Davidoff. Jacob had health problems which prevented him from attending school, so he was homeschooled. Davidoff had a history of mental illness and serious financial problems; she and Jacob were in the process of moving out of their foreclosed home when she shot him. Davidoff was charged… Read more »

Girl by Rob and Marie Johnson

clmccracken   August 13, 2015   Comments Off on Girl by Rob and Marie Johnson

A girl (b. 1994) was sexually abused and beaten by her mother’s cousin, Robert Johnson, and his wife Marie Johnson, from the time she was 13 until she ran away from their home at age 18. The girl was homeschooled by the Johnsons, whose four biological sons were not abused. The girl went to live with the Johnsons after her… Read more »

7 Children of David and April Bever

clmccracken   July 25, 2015   Comments Off on 7 Children of David and April Bever

Daniel (age 12), Christopher (7), and Victoria Bever (5) were stabbed to death, allegedly by their older brothers, Robert (age 18) and Michael Bever (age 16). The children’s parents, David and April Bever, were also killed, and their sister Crystal (age 13) was injured but survived. Their 2-year-old sister Autumn was not harmed. The children were “home schooled and kept… Read more »

2 Children of Quincy Hazel and Sabrina Golden-Hazel

clmccracken   April 26, 2015   Comments Off on 2 Children of Quincy Hazel and Sabrina Golden-Hazel

A 17-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl were beaten, imprisoned, starved, and denied medical care by their parents, Quincy Hazel and Sabrina Golden-Hazel. Golden-Hazel “told investigators she home school[ed] the children, but police did not find any books in the home.” The children were kept locked in a closet for days at a time with only a bucket as a… Read more »

8 Children of Jondrew Lachaux and Kellie Phillips

clmccracken   April 20, 2015   Comments Off on 8 Children of Jondrew Lachaux and Kellie Phillips

A 17-year-old girl was raped and impregnated by her stepfather, Jondrew Lachaux. Lachaux and the girl’s biological mother, Kellie Phillips, then abandoned the girl and her 3-year-old half-sister Bessie Lachaux, who had special needs, for eight months while they took a road trip with their other five children, ages 9, 8, 7, 4, and 1. All the children were homeschooled…. Read more »