Invisible Children

Raijon Daniels

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.


8 year old Raijon Daniels was unresponsive in his bedroom when police and paramedics reached him, his body covered with chemical and rope burns, sores, and other injuries. The vomit around his mouth suggested that he may have died from swallowing household cleaner or another poison. Raijon’s school had become suspicious when his mother, Teresa Moses, told them to stop giving the boy food at school, alleging that he was on a special diet. Moses pulled the boy out of school and registered with the state as “Teresa’s Home School.” Moses told police she disciplined him by pouring chemicals on him as a punishment for wetting his bed. She kept him locked in his bedroom, watching him over a surveillance camera and fed him only a special diet mixed in a blender. Raijon did not recover from his injuries.

Date: October 26, 2006
Location: Richmond, California

Documents: Date:
Child Welfare Workers Contacted Three Times before Boy Died 2006-11-01