Invisible Children

Sadie Plum, Luke Hayden, and Jessica Gutweiler

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.


Amanda Gutweiler Hypes (later Kelley) left her three homeschooled children, Sadie, 10, Luke, 6, and Jessica, 3, home alone while she ran an errand. When she returned, the three had perished in a house fire. Kelley was originally accused of arson and was convicted in 2002 of three counts of first-degree murder. However, this conviction was thrown out in 2006 and the case was returned to court. In 2010 Kelley plead guilty to three counts of negligent homicide.

Date: January 9, 2001
Location: Tioga, Louisiana

Documents: Date:
Guilty in Fire Deaths of 3 Kids 2010-03-07