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8 kept prisoner in Texas for 10 years are FOUND

Posted by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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(CNN) -- Eight people have been held captive at a north Houston house, with some perhaps dwelling in what's described as a "prison room" and one man possibly kept against his will for a decade, police said.

Four are men between the ages of 50 and 80 and the others are women who police characterized as suffering from mental illness. A man has been detained for questioning. No charges have been filed.

Police got a report that several men were being held against their will and went to the scene for a welfare check, police spokesman Kese Smith said.

Officers broke down a nailed-shut front door to get into the house,CNN affiliate KTRK said. Police said they saw trash strewn everywhere and found what they called a "prison room" with no beds and chairs, the affiliate said.

After officers arrived, they found three men -- all apparently malnourished and living in a converted garage.

Emergency crews took the people to a hospital. A fourth man was also held at the residence, but was not transported to a hospital.

The women also lived at that location, but it isn't clear whether they lived in the converted garage.

The four men told the officers that they had been held at the house over varying lengths of time. One said he was held as long as 10 years. Police were investigating whether they had been forced to turn over their veterans' checks.

Police say they believe that the men could have been homeless and enticed there with the promise of cigarettes and beer.

by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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Roxanne92
by Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Wow, just sad
LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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That pisses me off and breaks my heart at the same time.
Euphoric
by Thumper kid spanks on Jul. 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM

 Wow. :(

rfurlongg
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 11:08 PM
My goodness. How cruel.
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RandRMomma
by Maya on Jul. 19, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Ugh. People are disgusting.
bellawomen
by Bronze Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 2:03 AM
I am just astonished at the ages of the people. Usually they are young women kept for sexual torture.
Mommabearbergh
by Gold Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 2:05 AM
That is so sad
autodidact
by Platinum Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 2:23 AM
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new like this and the case earlier this year with the 3 women have to be excruciating for those with long-term missing loved ones.

bellawomen
by Bronze Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 2:29 AM
If you click the link, you will see they are suspecting the victims were likely lured there for cigarettes and alcohol. They appear to have been homeless and/or suffering from mental illness. In all likelihood if this were the case, they might be estranged from their families and never reported missing. They are also older and getting Social Security checks, veterans benefits, and maybe disability. They could have been held captive for their money.

It makes me so ill that these people were targetted because they were "lost souls" in a sense and had some means of money.


Quoting autodidact:

new like this and the case earlier this year with the 3 women have to be excruciating for those with long-term missing loved ones.

autodidact
by Platinum Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 2:40 AM


I just mean it must be hell wondering if the person they love is being kept somewhere.

Quoting bellawomen:

If you click the link, you will see they are suspecting the victims were likely lured there for cigarettes and alcohol. They appear to have been homeless and/or suffering from mental illness. In all likelihood if this were the case, they might be estranged from their families and never reported missing. They are also older and getting Social Security checks, veterans benefits, and maybe disability. They could have been held captive for their money.

It makes me so ill that these people were targetted because they were "lost souls" in a sense and had some means of money.


Quoting autodidact:

new like this and the case earlier this year with the 3 women have to be excruciating for those with long-term missing loved ones.



Autodidact, Unrepentant Heathen

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