Invisible Children

Jared, Joshua, Emily, and Hannah Wood

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.

Ray Moore
Raymond Wood shot and killed his pregnant wife, Tina, and four of his six children, Jared, Joshua, Emily, and Hannah, aged 10, 8, 7, and 5. Moriah and Katlin, aged 3 and 18 months, were wounded but survived. Wood was a religious man who was described as a loving father and was devoted to his family, but who had struggled with depression and mental illness for years. Wood sometimes thought he was God, sometimes thought he was invisible, and did not always take his medication. Tina homeschooled all of the couple’s children and was well spoken of in her church community. Ray is in Fulton State Hospital for his mental illness and has never been tried for his crime.

Date: February 14, 2000
Location: Warrensburg, Missouri

Documents: Date:
Man Arraigned in Shooting Deaths of Wife, Children 2000-02-15

‘Loving father’ accused of murder

Man Charged with Killing Family Found Incompetent to Stand Trial 2000-03-03
Confession of Man Charged with Killing Family Thrown Out 2000-08-14
The Ongoing Aftermath 2012-05-07
The Raymond Wood Case