By Stefani and Sabrina Lazarevic
The parents of 13 brothers and sisters were found abused and malnourished in a home in Perris, California. David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 49, raised their children in a poor environment and in filth. The children were not fed properly and chained to furniture. Their 17 year old daughter grabbed a cell phone and jumped out of a window to call 911. She told police that her and her 12 siblings were held hostage by their parents and chained to the bed. She told police she planned on escaping for 2 years and a sibling fled with her, but was scared so she returned home. The children ranged from 2-29, but they all looked very young considering they were so skinny. All children showed symptoms of severe malnourishment and mental impairment. The family would go to bed at 5 a.m; sleep all day, and be awake all night. The children would only shower once a year.
The neighbors say that the family were sweet and an ordinary family. Their family are shocked by the news and haven't visited them in years. What do we have to do to prevent this in the future? Do you communicate with your neighbors? Do you talk to your long distance family occasionally? In order to prevent this from happening, be sure to communicate with the people around you and keep your eyes open for any suspicious activity. Always remember to keep in touch with your family and spend time with them whenever you can. Spending time with your family can create memorable experiences.
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