David and Louise Turpin are pictured with their 13 children in April 2016. (Facebook via Fox News)
FOX NEWS - Cops may bring in cadaver dogs to search for possible remains of other kids at 'house of horrors'
Homicide detectives could use cadaver dogs to sniff for the remains of other children in the California "house of horrors," according to a report.
A week after 13 children, ages 2 to 29, were found living in deplorable conditions in the Riverside County home, detectives have been in “serious discussions” to use the canines to search the home for any unknown children who may have been buried there, according to the syndicated news show Crime Watch Daily.
Detectives also were in talks about using DNA tests to confirm whether all 13 children were related.
An email Sunday from Fox News seeking comment from case investigators with the Riverside Sheriff’s Office was not returned.
The parents of the children are facing up to a life in prison after being charged Thursday with torture, child abuse and unlawful imprisonment.
Louise Anna Turpin, 49, and David Allen Turpin, 57, pleaded not guilty. Each was ordered held in lieu of $12 million bail.
“One of the children at age 12 is the weight of an average 7-year-old,” Riverside District Attorney Michael Hestrin said. “The 29-year-old female victim weighs 82 pounds.”
The Turpin’s 17-year-old daughter escaped the home last Sunday and called 911, leading investigators to the residence.
California mom from hell Louise Turpin wanted to add a 14th child to her brood — so she could land a TV reality show and make money, according to a new report.
“She used to say how they would be perfect for TV and would often mention they would be bigger than the reality show ‘Kate Plus 8,’ ” her half-brother Billy Lambert told UK’s The Mirror.
“She thought the world would be fascinated by their lives,” he continued. She and her husband “thought it would make them millions and household names. They didn’t care about the kids – it was all about them.”