Mom of malnourished children was 'perplexed' by police visit

Staff Writer

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — The mother of 13 malnourished children and young adults who were held in filthy conditions, some chained to furniture, was "perplexed" when deputies arrived at the family's Southern California home, a sheriff's official said Tuesday.
The deputies had been summoned by a 17-year-old daughter who jumped out a window and called 911.
Riverside County sheriff's Capt. Greg Fellows described the reaction of the mother, Louise Anna Turpin, 49, without elaborating. He said he did not know how the father, 57-year-old David Allen Turpin, reacted.
The situation at the home in Perris, about 70 miles southeast of Los Angeles, was discovered when the daughter escaped early Sunday, Fellows said...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.

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