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Clip shows girl telling police her sisters are chained up in House of Horrors

Jordan Turpin was 17 when she escaped her parent’s House of Horrors in California by slipping out of the window with a mobile phone containing evidence of the abuse

House of Horrors: Bodycam footage of Jordan Turpin released

The night a girl escaped from the clutches of her twisted parents and saved her siblings from years of abuse has been shown in never-before-seen bodycam footage.

Jordan Turpin was just 17 when she bravely dialled 911 from her California home – now known as the House of Horrors – in January 2018.

That call saved Jordan and her 12 siblings from David and Louise Turpin, who confined them in shackles and doled out regular beatings.

When cops found terrified Jordan wandering along her road, she was severely malnourished and bruised.

In an interview on Friday, Jordan, now 21, and her older sister Jennifer, 33, spoke in detail with ABC’s Diane Sawyer about the abuse they suffered.

Sadistic David and Louise Turpin pleaded guilty to 14 charges of torture and other abuse including beating, shackling, and starving the youngsters. They were sentenced to 25 years to life in 2019.



Jordan is visibly petrified but tries her best to explain the abuse to the cop to save her sisters
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During the interview, Jordan spoke in detail about the moment she escaped.

“I had no idea what direction to go. I was so scared,”, she epxplained.

“I was trying to dial 911, but I couldn’t even get my thumb to press the buttons because I was shaking so bad.”

ABC also broadcast never-before-seen bodycam footage of Jordan shaking with fear as she reports the abuse to rescuing cop, Deputy Anthony Colace, so her siblings would be saved.



Jordan shared her story during an interview last week
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After calling 911, she was kept on the line by a dispatcher. When Deputy Colace arrives, Jordan looks frantic and can be seen trying to steady herself to talk to him.

‘Okay. I just ran away from home. And I live in a family of 15. My two little sisters right now are chained up,’ she told him.

Colace asks her where her sisters are, and Jordan replies: “On the bed now mother didn’t chain them up just to be mean. Okay. They’re chained up because they stole mother’s food.”



Her parents were jailed on torture charges
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Anxious about the way she is presenting herself to the deputy, she explains that she’s “never talked to anybody out there”.

‘But…I’m sorry if I talk too much”, she tells the officer.

“Okay. I’ve never talked to anybody out there so I don’t – I’ve never been alone with a person so this is very hard for me to talk.”



Further to the torture, David Turpin was charged with a lewd act on a child by force or fear of duress.
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Colace asks her if she takes any medication.

She then asks: “Medication? What’s medication?”

But Jordan confirms she’s never “tooken [sic] a pill before”.

As the conversation continues, the 17-year-old explains the reason for her call, and that despite being “terrified” she did the “most scariest things I’ve ever done” to save her two little sisters who are “chained up right now”.

She then shares photographic proof of her sister’s shackling with Colace.



In the bodycam footage she looks frantic, and tries to compose herself to explain the situation to the cop




“I don’t have proof of everything but I have proof that my sisters are chained up,” she tells him.

She tries to point out the bruises on their bodies, but doesn’t know the word, so calls them “places that make in on them.”

“And see how dirty she is? We’re so filthy. We don’t take baths,” she adds.

In bodycam audio, the deputy asks how her parents will react when they find out about her escape.

“They are going to want to literally kill me”, she says.

Speaking to Sawyer, she explained the reason for making the break for freedom.



Cops found the girls chained up and shackles on the bunk beds
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She said: “I think it was us coming close to death so many times. It was literally a now or never.

“If something happened to me, at least I died trying.”

During the interview, she said her cruel parents would pull out their children’s hair and throw them across the room.

Jordan’s elder sister Jennifer also spoke out about their ordeal and said the “only word” she could use to call their circumstances is “hell”.

The sisters told of how the kids lived off bologna and peanut butter sandwiches while their parents ate takeaway. They also weren’t allowed to exercise and the parents tormented the kids by leaving out apple and pumpkin pies.



The kids were only allowed to shower once a year and had to live off peanut butter sandwiches while their parents scoffed takeaways
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It was previously revealed in court that the kids were only allowed to shower once a year.

Officers who entered the horror home found two of the children in chains shackled to the bed and found a chain dangling from a bunk bed.

Riverside County Deputy District Attorney Kevin Beecham revealed in 2020 that the siblings are “moving on with their lives”.

He told PEOPLE: “Some of them are living independently, living in their apartment and have jobs and are going to school. Some volunteer in the community. They go to church.”



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