Thirteen children escaped the clutches of David and Louise Turpin on Sunday, but police fear there may have been more who didn’t make it.
Homicide detectives from the local sheriff’s office in Riverside County, California reportedly want to send cadaver dogs trained to sniff out dead bodies and human remains into the home. They want to find out if there may have been children who didn’t survive the years-long ordeal.
The reports come from an unnamed source close to the investigation and has not been confirmed by the sherrif’s department. The source told Crime Watch Daily, police want to make sure they don’t need to add homocide to the numerous charges against the pair.
David, 56, and Louise, 49, have pleaded not guilty to of child abuse, dependent adult abuse, torture and false imprisonment dating back to 2010, when the family moved to Perris, California from outside Fort Worth, Texas.