Invisible Children

Mitch Comer

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.

The home where Mitch Comer was held prisoner.

Mitch Comer was removed from school after the eighth grade to be homeschooled by his mother and stepfather, Sheila and Paul Comer, who proceeded to imprison in his room and abuse him. On his eighteenth birthday, his parents bought him a one-way bus ticket to Los Angeles, gave him pamphlets for homeless shelters there, and threw away all reminders of him. He was found wandering the streets of Los Angeles. He was so malnourished that police thought he was a preteen child. The teen’s skin was translucent and his abuse had grown so bad that he had seen neither sunlight nor his younger sisters, who lived in the same home, in the past two years. Mitch’s sisters were removed by social services and his parents were arrested, tried, and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. The family’s neighbors were shocked when they learned that a teenage boy had lived in the home.

Date: October, 2012
Location: Dallas, Georgia

Documents: Date:
Teen ‘starved by parents and locked in bedroom’ was so malnourished he still had baby teeth, his skin was translucent and his young sisters had not seen him for two years 2012-10-04
Paulding County mother claims son is lying about long-term abuse 2012-10-04
Georgia parents plead guilty to locking up and starving their son for years before buying him a one-way ticket to California and throwing away all traces of his childhood 2013-02-28
Concerns about DFCS and homeschooling 2013-11-20