Rachel Knaus Grafe, owner of Knaus Berry Farm, has died

Knaus Grafe attacked at her home by adult son, police say

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A woman with deep South Florida roots who was injured in a domestic incident allegedly with her son has passed away.

Rachel Knaus Grafe, the owner of Knaus Berry Farm, passed away Sunday afternoon, according to the farm’s Instagram page.

Police arrested her son, 40-year-old Travis Grafe, after he allegedly attacked Knaus Grafe and his father, Herbert Grafe, on Feb. 17 at their home near the intersection of Coconut Palm Drive and Newton Road, according to an arrest report.

Suspect in Knaus Berry Farm owners' beating to appear in court

According to the report, the couple was violently attacked with a flashlight.

Travis Grafe has remained behind bars since being initially arrested last month.

He is facing one count of premeditated attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery and attempted strongarm robbery, but those charges may change following Knaus Graffe’s death.

Knaus Berry Farm will be open Monday and for the rest of the week, with a plan to “celebrate her life.”

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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.