Invisible Children

Tyler Gene McMillan

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.

Tyler McMillan

Thirteen year old Tyler Gene McMillan died after spending two nights tied to a tree in oppressively hot summer weather in North Carolina. The boy was homeschooled by his parents, Brice Bryan McMillan, 41, and Sandra Elizabeth McMillan, 36. Neighbors said the family kept to itself. The couple’s remaining two children, aged seven and nine, were taken into protective custody.

Date: June 2008
Location: Macclesfield, North Carolina

Documents: Date:
Teen Tied to Tree Overnight Dies 2008-06-13
Teen Was Tied to Tree 18 Hours before Death 2008-06-16
NC Couple accused of tying son to tree charged 2008-06-16