Invisible Children

2 Children of Trisha Meyer

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.

Two children, a 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl, were endangered by their mother, Trisha Meyer. Additional children may have been endangered as well. The children were homeschooled.

Meyer allowed “three tigers, a cougar, a skunk and a fox,” as well as several monkeys, to roam freely in her home with the children. The endangerment came to light on Sept. 26, when police investigating Meyer for theft found the 14-year-old girl at home with the animals. Ordered to appear in court, Meyer instead fled the state with her children and animals. She was later arrested in Pahrump, Nevada on Nov. 7 and her animals were confiscated. Meyer was charged with child endangerment.

Date: November 7, 2016
Cypress, Texas


Documents: Date:
Tigers, cougar, skunk found in Cypress woman’s home, police say 11-12-2016
Homeschool mother let tigers, cougar and skunk roam around her house 11-14-2016
Texas woman arrested after authorities find exotic animals at her home 11-14-2016
Nevada sheriff: Cypress fugitive tried to get permit for tigers 11-15-2016