Details pouring out around this case seem endless. From Family members to neighbors, and even an Elvis impersonator, it’s nearly too much to compress into one story. In addition to that, as the one researching the new information, it’s unbelievable, to me, how long this went unchecked by anyone.
This story just keeps getting more surreal as the days progress and it hasn’t even made it to trial yet. All the while you have to be thankful that the children are finally away from their ‘parents’ and getting the help and care that they need.
The odd behavior didn’t escape the neighbors, but maybe David and Louise Turpin were simply an odd couple with a big family who preferred to be private.
One neighbor, Mike Clifford, didn’t worry too much when he saw several children walking in circles late at night inside their Southern California home. It was strange, he told the Los Angeles Times, but maybe it was just something they did, or perhaps the children had special needs.
Another neighbor, Salynn Simon, told the Times that she was surprised but not disturbed when she met one of the Turpins’ sons, a man in his mid-20s who didn’t look his age. “You look 15,” she told the young man who only smiled and nodded.
Neighbors and family members now know there’s more to the Turpin family than just odd behavior and that the couple’s children were malnourished. he harrowing revelations of the past few days captured headlines around the country and elsewhere. “HOUSE of HORRORS,” read a headline on the cover of People Magazine…