Invisible Children

3 Children of Fernando and Sophia Richter

Two girls, ages 12 and 13, escaped through a window in their room and ran to alert a neighbor to their plight after their stepfather threatened them with a knife. Police found a third girl, aged 17, locked in a separate bedroom. The girls’ mother reported that they were being homeschooled. All three girls were […]

5 Children of Wanda Sue Larson and Dorian Harper

Wanda Sue Larson and Dorian Harper were arrested on child abuse charges after they handcuffed their 11-year-old foster son to the porch in November in his underwear with a dead chicken tied around his neck. The foster child and four other adopted children, aged 8, 9, 13, and 14, were removed from the home, which […]

4 Children of Wayne Sperling and Lorinda Bailey

The four boys ranged in age from 2 to 6. None of them were verbal, and none were potty trained. They communicated only in grunts, and lived with their parents, Wayne Sperling and Lorinda Bailey, in a filthy apartment. Flies covered every surface, cat poop and urine covered the floor, and the smell of decay […]

Erica Lynn Parsons

Erica Lynn Parsons was reported missing in August 2013, when her 19 year old step-brother went to the authorities to say he had not seen her since late 2011. Erica’s adoptive parents, Casey and Sandy Parsons, claimed that they left her with a biological relative, but their story did not add up and neither Erica […]

2 Children of Ingrid Brewer

Ingrid Brewer adopted two children out of foster care, and reported them missing on January 15 less than a year later. The children, an 8 year old boy and a 7 year old girl, were found laying by a road not far from their home, wearing only light clothing in the mid-20s weather and hiding […]

Shelby and Shasta Miller

In early April, Shane Miller pulled his two daughters, Shelby, 8, and Shasta, 4, out of school to homeschool them. A month later he murdered both girls along with their mother, Sandy. Date: May 6, 2013 Location: Shingletown, California

3 Children of Mark and Susan Hooper

Mark Hooper, 42, and his wife, Susan Hooper, 20, have been charged with starving their 9, 10, and 11 year old adopted children. Mark is the pastor of a local Baptist church and Susan homeschooled the children. In February of 2013 the 9 year old girl ran away to seek help. The girl was taken […]