Invisible Children

Ramie and Timothy Grimmer

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.

Rachelle Dianne Grimmer shot her two children, Ramie, aged 12, and Timothy, aged 10, in the head in a state welfare office to protest being denied food stamps. Grimmer had been on and off of government programs for years, and had for a time lived with her children in a tent on a beach. Grimmer’s mother said her daughter was mentally ill, and that she had tried to get help for her. Grimmer homeschooled her two children.

Date: December 2011
Location: Loredo, Texas

Documents: Date:
Son of Laredo Shooter Dies 2011-12-08
Second Child Shot by Mother in Food-Stamps Stand-off Dies 2011-12-09
Tracing a Mother’s Vagabond Path to Murder and Suicide in Texas 2011-12-10