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BBC News: Four homeless men found In Texas “Dungeon”

Posted By on Jul 21st, 2013

Photo credit: AP | Authorities investigate a home in Houston where police say four homeless men were found in deplorable conditions. Officers who responded to a call expressing concern said said they found three men locked in a garage and a fourth in the home who were malnourished and may have been being held so a captor could cash checks the men were receiving. One person was taken into custody. (July 19, 2013)

Photo credit: AP | Authorities investigate a home in Houston where police say four homeless men were found in deplorable conditions. Officers who responded to a call expressing concern said said they found three men locked in a garage and a fourth in the home who were malnourished and may have been being held so a captor could cash checks the men were receiving. One person was taken into custody. (July 19, 2013)

Four homeless men found Texas dungeon BBC News

Houston, Texas – Four homeless men, ranging in age from their mid-50’s to 80 years, have been found in dungeon like captivity, having been held against their will for as many as 10 years, reports BBC News.

The men, who had been locked in a garage with no bathrooms or bed, had only a chair for comfort. When found, the men were malnourished, and “almost invalids”, according to the police. As a result, three of the rescued men have been taken to a local hospital.

They told officers they had been lured to the location with the offer of cigarettes and beer. Their captor then forced the men to hand over their disability and monthly benefit checks. At least one of the men was also a military veteran.

According to the AP, one person has been taken into custody.

According to BBC News, the police are also investigating four women who were also found at the house, to see if they were held captive as well.

The police were alerted to the situation by a neighbor who reported the presence of the men at the home. An investigation into the situation is still on going, and could be for weeks.

Sources:
Four homeless men found in Texas ‘dungeon’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23386655

Cops: 4 homeless men found held in ‘deplorable’ Texas home

http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/cops-4-homeless-men-found-held-in-deplorable-texas-home-1.5727543

Police: 4 homeless men found captive in Houston home in ‘deplorable conditions,’ 1 in custody

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/police-4-homeless-men-found-captive-in-houston-home-in-deplorable-conditions-1-in-custody/2013/07/19/e71a7434-f0a3-11e2-bc0d-556690a86be2_story.html






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