Invisible Children

Stephen Hill and 1 Sibling

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.

Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill was 13 years old but weighed only 55 pounds when he died—having gained only 1 pound and grown only 1 inch since he was removed from school to be homeschooled four years earlier at age 9. Stephen’s parents had kept him chained in order to deprive him of food, and he died 13 days after authorities found him emaciated and in cardiac arrest. Stephen and his younger brother, who was also systematically starved but survived the abuse, had been removed from school immediately after a teacher filed a child abuse tip against the family.

Date: November 16, 1991

Location: Forth Worth, Texas

Documents: Date:
’87 Withdrawal of Boy Who Was Starved Alarmed School 1991-11-07
Famous Crimes: The Starvation of Stephen Hill 2007-11-03