Invisible Children

Jacob Davidoff

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.

Jacob Davidoff
Jacob Davidoff, age 17, was shot to death by his mother, Dianne Michelle Davidoff. Jacob had health problems which prevented him from attending school, so he was homeschooled.

Davidoff had a history of mental illness and serious financial problems; she and Jacob were in the process of moving out of their foreclosed home when she shot him. Davidoff was charged with murder.

Date: September 24, 2015
Gresham, Oregon


Documents: Date:
Police: Oregon mom faces murder charge in son’s fatal shooting 09-25-2015
Financial, emotional turmoil surrounds family of mom accused of killing 17-year-old son 09-25-2015
Gresham mother arraigned on murder in shooting of 17-year-old son 09-28-2015
Court docs: Gresham mom accused of killing son has history of mental illness 09-28-2015
Slain Gresham teen’s dad: ‘I wish it was me’ 09-28-2015