Invisible Children

Christian Choate

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.

Christian Choate

After abuse concerns were raised at his school, Christian Choate’s parents removed him from school and told neighbors that they were homeschooling him. He was kept inside a locked dog cage and was routinely kicked and beaten by his parents. Sometimes Christian’s parents chained his hands to the top of his cage. As his health deteriorated, he lost control of his bodily functions and was kept naked except for a diaper. Christian was 13 when he died due to his parents’ abuse. His parents buried him in a shallow grave and authorities did not learn of his death for two years. The family lived in Indiana.

Date: April 2009
Location: Lake County, Indiana

Documents: Date:
Why Did No One Notice the Boy Was Missing? 2011-03-22