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Turpin Fort Worth Texas home

SEE IT: Inside the Turpin’s former ‘House of Horrors’ Texas home, filled with dirt-covered walls, scratches on doors, boarded windows

Emerging images reportedly show what David and Louise Turpin’s Texas home looked like when they moved out in the late 90s.

The images, obtained by KESQ, allegedly show what the couple’s Fort Worth home looked like before they foreclosed on it in 1999. The new owners first thought that the scratches on the door were from animals but, given the recent turn of events, they believe they might tell a different tale.

Images also appear to show that the home was left in deplorable conditions: the carpets were soiled, walls covered in dirt, and broken and boarded up windows. KESQ wrote that the owners originally chalked up the filthy home to the former owners being angry about the foreclosure.

After leaving Fort Worth, records indicated that the Turpins lived in Rio Vista from 1999 to 2010 before relocating to California. Shelly Vinyard, a neighbor who lived near the Turpins in Rio Vista, told the local station that the family started out as being outgoing but became extremely distant as time went on.

“It was scary, pretty scary. I called the place the compound,” Vinyard recalled. “I thought it was like a religious compound over there.”

“They were weird and homeschooled the kids and kept ’em away from everybody and wouldn’t say names and I just thought maybe they were a little out there.”

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Riverside County police got involved on Monday after a 17-year-old girl reportedly fled the Perris, California, home and called for help. The teen told officers that she and her 12 siblings were being held captive in the squalid home.

“Deputies located what they believed to be 12 children inside the house, but were shocked to discover that 7 of them were actually adults, ranging in age from 18 to 29,” police said in a statement. “The victims appeared to be malnourished and very dirty.”

David, 57, and Louise, 49, are charged with torture and child endangerment. They are each being held on $9 million bail.

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[Featured Image: KESQ video screengrab]