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    I didn't even know kids were living there': Horrified neighbors say they cannot believe couple 'shackled their 13 emaciated children to beds' after teen girl escaped and called 911


    • Police found 12 siblings chained to beds inside a home in Perris, California, after a 17-year-old girl escaped
    • The siblings are aged from two to 29 and were shackled inside a dark and foul-smelling room, police said
    • The 17-year-old girl stole a cell phone inside the home, escaped the house and called 911, officers revealed
    • Parents David Allen Turpin, 57, & Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were charged with torture and child endangerment
    • State records appear to suggest David Turpin home-schools his six children at their address
    • Some neighbors said they didn't know children lived there, while others compared the kids to vampires from Twilight because they looked so pale


    By Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com

    PUBLISHED: 17:36 EST, 15 January 2018 | UPDATED: 22:53 EST, 15 January 2018

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    Neighbors have expressed their horror after discovering a quiet suburban couple allegedly shackled their 13 children to beds in a filthy room, before a teenage girl escaped, called the police and saved her siblings. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were arrested at their home in Perris, California, on Sunday after their children - aged between two and 29 years old - were found padlocked and chained inside a foul-smelling room, according to police. Riverside County Sheriff's Department began investigating after a 17-year-old girl freed herself, escaped the home and called the police on a cell phone she stole from inside the property on Sunday morning, cops said. The girl's 12 siblings were then discovered by officers, who charged their parents with torture and child endangerment.

    But shocked neighbors on Muir Woods Road said they did not even know children lived in the property, and were horrified to learn what was really going on inside.


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    Two parents have been arrested after 13 of their children were found shackled to beds inside their home in California


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    Parents David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were arrested and charged with torture and child endangerment


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    Police originally thought all of the victims were children but soon discovered seven were adults. The family are pictured above


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    'Things 1 to 13': The family are seen in Dr Seuss-style shirts, and all in blue jeans, in a family photo taken in April 2016


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    rpins renew their vows at Elvis chapel on 30th anniversary

    Neighbors told the Press-Enterprise they were horrified to learn of the allegations. Andrew Santillan, who lives nearby said: 'I didnít know there were kids in the house. I had no idea this was going on.' Zinzi and Ricardo Ross live on the same road as the Turpins. 'It's very shocking. Very devastating,' Mr Ross said. 'It's crazy, I can't believe this is going on,' Mrs Ross added.


    But Andria Valdez said she had seen teh children before, joking that they were like the vampire family in the Twilight books and films because they were 'really, really pale' and 'only came out at night'.
    Another local said the children were seen building a Nativity scene in the front yard of their home a few years ago, but were 'weird about it' when complimented on their work. State records appear to suggest David Turpin home-schools his six children at their address, calling it Sandcastle Day School. David Turpin's parents, James and Betty Turpin, told ABC News they were 'surprised and shocked' at the news.
    The couple, who live in West Virginia, said they had not visited the family for four or five years but had spoken to them on the phone, although not with their grandchildren.





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    The Turpin family, as well as extended relatives, are seen enjoying a holiday at Disneyland in California in 2011


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    House of horrors: The victims, all siblings aged between two and 29 years old, were being held captive in a home in Perris, California, police said. Media are seen outside the house


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    Loved-up: Pictures on Facebook show the Turpins getting married, with their children next to them at the altar


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    Playing happy families: The Turpins are pictured smiling at their wedding, which was conducted by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas

    The siblings - of which six are adults and seven are children - were only found after the 17-year-old girl broke out of the home and called the police.
    Officers arrived at the home early on Sunday morning and found several children and adults chained and padlocked to beds in a foul-smelling room.
    They were malnourished, dirty and all of them have been hospitalized, police said. The victims were given food and drinks and Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services will care for them once they are well enough to be released from hospital.


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    Andrew Santillan, who lives nearby to the home (pictured) said: 'I didnít know there were kids in the house. I had no idea this was going on'


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    Mr and Mrs Turpin were arrested and charged with nine counts of torture and 10 of child endangerment. Neither of them have a serious criminal record. Camera crews are seen outside the home


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    Neighbors stand outside a home where a couple was arrested after police discovered that 13 people had been held captive in filthy conditions

    Police initially thought all of the victims were children but soon discovered seven were adults. Mr and Mrs Turpin were arrested and charged with nine counts of torture and 10 of child endangerment. Neither of them have a serious criminal record. The couple are being held at Robert Presley Detention Center east of Los Angeles and their bail has been set at $9million. They will appear in court on Thursday. Pictures on Facebook show the Turpins renewing their vows at a wedding ceremony in Las Vegas by an Elvis impersonator, with 13 children posing for photos in matching outfits for the boys and the girls.

    The 10 girls are all dressed in pink dresses with white tights and white shoes, while the boys are seen in suits with purple ties - and bowl haircuts like their father.
    Other pictures show the family smiling on a trip to Disneyland, while another shows them wearing Dr Seuss-style shirts, with each child's top emblazoned with 'Thing 1' to 'Thing 13'.


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    Shocked neighbors gathered on the street as police investigate the home where 12 siblings were found shackled


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    Some neighbors said they were unaware children even lived in the home in Perris, California. Neighbors are seen on the street


    Read more: California police find 13 siblings chained up in home | Daily Mail Online
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    REVEALED: Starving children begged police for food when they were found chained to their beds after brave sister escaped and called cops who arrested their reclusive, bankrupt parents

    • Siblings found chained to their beds begged for food after they were rescued from home in Parris, California
    • The siblings are aged from two to 29 and were shackled inside a dark and foul-smelling room, police said
    • They were only discovered after their 17-year-old sister fled the property, stole a phone and alerted cops
    • Parents David Allen Turpin, 57, & Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were charged with torture and child endangerment
    • It has since been revealed that the couple filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and owed upto $500,000 in debt
    • David Turpin was earning $140,000 a year as an engineer for a defense contractor and wife stayed at home
    • Some neighbors said they didn't know children lived there, while others compared the kids to vampires from Twilight because they looked so pale


    By Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com and Ruth Styles In Perris, California, For Dailymail.com

    PUBLISHED: 17:36 EST, 15 January 2018 | UPDATED: 01:22 EST, 16 January 2018

    The siblings found chained to their beds in their family home begged police for food after they were rescued following a daring escape by their brave sister, it has been revealed. The thirteen brothers and sisters - including the 17-year-old girl who fled the home and alerted cops - were all desperately malnourished and pleaded with officers for food and water after they were freed, police say.

    The family, from Perris, California, were found by police from Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Sunday morning. It is not known how long they were chained, padlocked and shackled before they were discovered. They were only freed after their sister broke out of the home, grabbed a cell phone and called 911, leading police to arrest their parents David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, before charging them with torture and child endangerment. It has now been revealed that their parents filed for bankruptcy back in 2011 and were upto $500,000 in debt, despite David Turpin earning $140,000 a year as an engineer for a top defense contractor.

    The siblings, aged from two to 29 years old, were immediately taken to hospital after they were saved from the 'foul-smelling' room on Sunday morning.

    'The victims appeared to be malnourished and very dirty. Perris Station Detectives were dispatched to the residence for further investigation,' police said. 'Child Protective Services (CPS) and Adult Protective Services (APS) arrived to assist in the investigation.

    The victims were provided with food and beverages after they claimed to be starving.'
    The Turpins, who recently renewed their wedding vows in an Elvis wedding in Las Vegas and loved taking their family to Disneyland, were between $100,000 and $500,000 in debt when they filed for bankruptcy in 2011, the New York Times reported. David Turpin was earning a $140,000 salary at the time at defense firm Northrop Grumman while his wife was stay-at-home mom. He previously worked for Lockheed Martin but left the job in 2011, the Los Angeles Times reported Their bankruptcy lawyer, Ivan Trahan, told the New York Times that the couple often spoke fondly of their children but he never saw them.

    They spoke about them highly,' Mr Trahan said. 'We remember them as very nice couple. This is shocking.' Neighbors said they family were unusual and reclusive, with some saying they did not even know children lived in the home.

    'THEY SEEMED LIKE THE PERFECT FAMILY': NEIGHBORS
    HORRIFIED TO DISCOVER PARENTS' HORRIFIC SECRET



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    Wendy Martinez thought the Turpins were the perfect family

    Four of the children living in the California house of horrors were seen less than two months ago looking ‘very thin and very albino’, a neighbor has said.

    Housewife Wendy Martinez, 41, who lives in a home behind the single-story ranch-style property, told DailyMail.com she saw four of the children kneeling in the front yard late at night at the end of October

    She said the quartet looked emaciated and pale, and appeared to have been instructed not to respond when she tried to say hello to them.

    ‘It was about 9pm at night and we came around right here and at the gate, we saw four children inside,’ Martinez said.
    ‘They were on their knees, four little kids, and they were just rolling on the grass. It was odd at that time of night.
    ‘Their mother was in the archway, I just remember the mother in the archway, and I said, hi. There was like no movement, not even to look over to see who’s saying hi.
    ‘No movement, like if they were told not to speak to anybody. The mom, no movement at all.’
    Asked whether she thought the children needed help, she told DailyMail.com: ‘Honestly, I didn’t see like they needed help.
    ‘They were in their yard. It was awkward that it was at 9pm at night but they were in their yard.’
    David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were arrested Sunday after 13 adults and children aged between two and 29 were found inside their four-bedroom Perris home.
    Some of the children had been shackled to their beds and, cops said, were being held in ‘a foul-smelling room’.
    The Turpins purchased the house, which sits on a quiet well-to-do street, for $351,000 in August 2014 – later registering it as a school.
    Sitting within a new development, the house had been a model home and was, said Dennis Cooke, 61, ‘already tricked out with custom fittings’ when they moved in.
    Cooke, who works at Home Depot in Perris, said he had been shown around the property before the Turpins moved in, adding: ‘This one was very beautiful, it was already tricked out with custom fittings, the backyard done, the landscaping done.’
    But he said the spacious four-bedroom home is nowhere near large enough for 15 occupants, telling DailyMail.com: ‘Oh no, no. Absolutely not. I would say a normal family, if they had six children, it could be adequate but 13, no. absolutely not.’



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    Neighbor Dennis Cooke did not the think the Turpins' 'beautiful' home was big enough to house 13 children


    Although the Turpins were understood to be running a school from the house, neighbors said they saw no sign of parents arriving to drop off their children – and most said they had no idea that a young family lived in the property.

    ‘You know what, I drive past this way every day but I’ve never seen the family or anything,’ said nurse Janeece Calhoun, 21. ‘Never anybody coming in or out.’

    Neighbor Michelle Walls, 47, added: ‘You would think you would have heard them. In our neighborhood, kids are usually out playing, shooting hoops. Going to the park.

    ‘I’m surprised I never saw them because most kids need to go outside and play.’

    Martinez says she last saw a member of the family a month ago, when she spotted one of the couple’s teenage daughters drive past in a red Volkswagen Jetta, which was seen parked outside the home today.

    She said: One of the girls was coming in in the red Jetta. They were in and out. I think it was one of the girls, I don’t know which one it was, but as I was going out, she was coming in. She’d been out.’

    Martinez added: ‘It’s weird – you never know what’s going on. They’ve got three cars and that [mini]van. They move it, there’s no cobwebs.

    ‘They’re mobile. I don’t understand why they would wait so long to say something. Looking at their pictures, they seemed like the perfect family.’



    Read more: California police find 13 siblings chained up in home | Daily Mail Online


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    What is wrong with people!
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    What the hell! Sickening
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    I don't understand the wedding pictures. Is that a blended family? How is that even possible? How can parents be so cruel?

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    So many thoughts and questions...

    Did the kids have special matching "chained to the bed" attire? (Sorry but the matching outfits thing is too fucking weird, especially considering how these kids were being abused)

    The father should be arrested for that haircut alone.

    How did the neighbors not know about all the kids? Did you see how close the houses were? Did they soundproof the place or something?

    How sad for these kids, they will probably all be separated now in various foster homes, and how sad for the adult "children" who obviously have no idea how to survive in the real world. It would be great if they could get custody of the younger ones, but it's doubtful they even know how to care for themselves, get jobs, etc. Did the parents just plan to keep them as children forever?

    Fucking sickos.
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    I’m in SoCal so this is the lead news here. Radio host this morning is saying the parents were religious nuts. Made the kids recite the Bible and only unshackled them to take them on these bizarre outings in matching clothes and hideous bowl cuts. They made the kids come to their vow renewal in Vegas. The authorities are saying these are all their kids. They were so brainwashed one kid tried to recite the entire bible. Thank god the 17 year old escaped and saved her siblings.

    Something is not not sitting right with me. I can’t put my finger on it right now but something is missing from this story that we are not hearing yet.

    ETA: at 10 AM PST the sheriff from Perris is giving a press conference. I believe the radio station I listen to will air it live. I will post anything new I find out.
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    Yep, that's what else I was wondering, what their religion was, or if it was some kind of cult. The matching outfits, like they were one big happy family. At least the Duggars let their kids grow up and leave home.
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    I read that the police first thought all siblings are children and teens but it turned out the oldest one is 29. They said they all looked like teens. The 17 year old who escaped was believed to be 10. And I don't know where I read that but there was something about other adults living with them in the house?
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    I'm telling you one thing - Florida Man better eat his wheaties because this story is only the tip of a WTF iceberg.

    Wendy Martinez thought the Turpins were the perfect family
    Because nothing says "perfect" like a patriarch who gets his toupee from 5 Below.

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    Soooo many questions here. These poor kids must have been brainwashed since birth.

    No wonder they are bankrupt. Do you know how much it costs to take 15 people to Disney?
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    Quote Originally Posted by louiswinthorpe111 View Post
    Soooo many questions here. These poor kids must have been brainwashed since birth.

    No wonder they are bankrupt. Do you know how much it costs to take 15 people to Disney?
    I'm thinking $5,500 for 3 days with no park hopper.
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    The sherriff and mayor are corroborating this crazy story during this press conference. The nut-job parents moved the kids to the city of Perris to the house of horrors in 2014. The sheriff said family previously lived in another CA city of Murrieta. They said they can’t believe the adult children are “adults” because they look and act like children. They mentioned no prior 911 calls to this house and they noted the crazy-eyed mom was “perplexed” as to why they were being arrested. They stated house also had a foul smell and was extremely dirty. The 17 year old provided pictures to prove her story to police. One reporter made an interesting comment that this family had been on Facebook but seems the posts stopped suddenly and she asked sheriff if they theorize something occurred in that home that changed things. Sherriff said he can’t comment further and the press conference was over.
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    Is no one else wondering if the younger ones are from incest?? The mother is 49 and she has a two year old? Hinky, hinky, hinky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevan View Post
    Is no one else wondering if the younger ones are from incest?? The mother is 49 and she has a two year old? Hinky, hinky, hinky.
    One reporter asked this very question and sherriff said they believe all kids are from both parents but I am with you on this incest theory. But let’s not forget the Duggars. They kept procreating for decades because Jesus said so.
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