Invisible Children

2 Children of Ingrid Brewer

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.


Ingrid Brewer adopted two children out of foster care, and reported them missing on January 15 less than a year later. The children, an 8 year old boy and a 7 year old girl, were found laying by a road not far from their home, wearing only light clothing in the mid-20s weather and hiding under a blanket. The children, whom Brewer homeschooled, told the sheriff’s deputies that they had run away from home because Brewer beat them. They reported that Brewer locked them in separate bedrooms while she went to work each day and sometimes tied their wrists with zip-ties, beating them with an electrical cord or a hammer and depriving them of food. Both children had injuries that backed up their claims, including wrist marks indicating zip-tie restraint.

Date: January 15, 2013
Location: Palmdale California

Documents: Date:
Adoptive mother arrested for torture, beating of children 2013-01-23
Adoptive mother ‘locked children in their rooms, beat them with a HAMMER, zip-tied their hands together 2013-01-24
Adoption Nonprofit Cooperating With Investigation Into Alleged Child Torture 2013-01-24
Father of Alleged Child Torture Victim Wants Child Back 2013-01-31
Woman Charged With Torturing Adopted Children Ordered to Stand Trial 2013-03-05