Published: Wed, January 17, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

People Allegedly Held Captive In California Home

People Allegedly Held Captive In California Home

Martinez said the children looked "emaciated and pale" and did not respond when she tried to say hello to them.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a release they interviewed the juvenile alongside the Perris Police Department.

Authorities eventually located what they believed to be a total of 12 children, but were "shocked" to discover that seven of them were actually adults.

The Californian Torturing Couple was recently arrested and held on $9 million bond. It is unclear if they have attorneys in this matter, and they could not be reached for comment as of press time.

Corona Regional Medical Centre chief executive Mark Uffer said his facility was treating seven of the adult children.

According to records, David Turpin is listed as the principal of a school - but the address is the same as their home. They were also homeschooled under the institution Sandcastle Day School, founded by Dave Allen Turpin. According to the website, the status of the school is "active".

"They were very pale-skinned, nearly like they'd never seen the sun", one neighbor told ABC News, noting she would sometimes see some children working on the lawn together.

"I thought the kids were home-schooled", she told the Times.

Police say Louise was "perplexed" about why authorities had arrived at their home. Neighbors said the brothers and sisters appeared malnourished. Kimberly Milligan, 50, who lives across the street from the family, said she asked herself, according to Reuters.

Social media photos show the family at Disneyland and Las Vegas. They previously lived in Texas for many years, and have twice declared bankruptcy.

The Turpins are scheduled for a court hearing Thursday. "They had fun. They seemed to be happy - all of them". "You never don't hear or see nine kids".

"We have been so anxious about them because it's been so unusual but there was nothing we could do".

David Turpin's mother, Betty, told CNN the couple usually took vacations with the entire family in tow. Perkins said he complimented them on it.

She said: "She was like coughing, acting a little weird, just like, kept looking".

"I appreciate the courage that this juvenile had", Fellows said Tuesday, "to escape that house and get out there and report this to law enforcement".

Then, they danced to Presley's "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You".

The children, some of them chained to furniture, were described as weak and small for their age. Ten female children smiled for the camera while wearing matching purple and pink plaid dresses and white shoes, while three male children wore black suits and pink ties.

An emotional David Turpin can be seen repeating his vows in the video.

Police continue to examine the rundown looking brown stucco house where the children were chained and shackled.

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