Invisible Children

3 children of Pamela Christensen

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.

pamela christensen
Three girls, ages 19, 16, and 12, were physically assaulted by their mother, Pamela Christensen, in an attempt to murder them. Their father, former pastor Vaughn Christensen, was abusive and controlling of his wife and children, and Pamela was seeking a divorce from him when he called her and ordered her to kill the children. All three girls were homeschooled.

After receiving her husband’s message, Pamela Christensen dressed the girls all in white “to meet Jesus” and tried to get them to drink poison. The girls refused and one called the police; Christensen managed to stab two of the girls and herself before authorities arrived. Christensen was charged with three counts of attempted murder.

Date: September 25, 2014
Montgomery, Illinois


Documents: Date:
Mom told police she tried to kill daughters so they could ‘go home’ and be with Jesus Christ 10-09-2014
Murderous Illinois mom wanted daughters to ‘meet Jesus Christ,’ cops say 10-11-2014
Police: Mom said she was going to kill her three children so they could meet Jesus 10-11-2014