Invisible Children

Neil Beagley

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.

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Neil Beagley died of an undiagnosed and untreated urinary tract blockage. His parents, Jeffrey and Marci Beagley, attended Oregon City’s Followers of Christ church and practiced faith healing. Neil was homeschooled after the third grade, associated mainly with family and church friends, and was described as an independent, active child who enjoyed being homeschooled. Jeffrey and Marci Beagley were sentenced to 16 months in prison for medical neglect.

Date: June 17, 2008
Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Documents: Date:
Portrait of Neil Beagley Emerges During Faith Healing Trial 2010-01-30
Jeffrey and Marci Beagley sentenced to 16 months of prison for their son’s faith-healing death 2010-03-08