Invisible Children

Dayna Broussard, and 53 children by Eldridge Broussard

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.

dayna broussard
Dayna Lorrae Broussard, age 8, was beaten to death by four adults—Willie K. Chambers, Brian J. Brinson, Constance Zipporah Jackson and Frederick Paul Doolittle—in the Ecclesia Athletic Association, a new religious movement run by Dayna’s father, Eldridge Broussard Jr. After her death, 53 other children were removed from the compound, showing signs of systematic beating and food deprivation. The children were homeschooled.

Chambers, Brinson, Jackson, and Doolittle were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Broussard, along with three other members of the group, was later indicted for child slavery; Broussard died of natural causes before he could be brought to trial.

Date: October 13, 1988
Sandy, Oregon


Documents: Date:
Ecclesia–New Life or Another Cult Invasion? 06-22-1987
Commune Chief Charged With Child Slavery 02-10-1991
2 charged with murdering former Oregon cult member 12-21-2010
Eldridge J. BROUSSARD Jr.