The 13 Turpin Kids Are ‘Moving On’ 2 Years After Escaping The ‘House Of Horrors’ And Here Are Some Details You Might Not Know About The Case

The transcript of the call that Jordan made to 911 has been since released in court documents, and here’s what she told the operator that morning.

“I don’t go out much so I don’t know anything about the streets or anything,” Jordan explains to the operator on the call when asked what her address is.

“OK. I live in a family of 15 people and my parents are abusive. They abuse us and my two little sisters right now are chained up,” she goes on to say.

The dispatcher then asks her, “And how many of your siblings are tied up?”

Jordan replies saying, “Two of my sisters. One of my brothers.”

“How are they tied up — with rope or with what?” the dispatcher then questions her.

“With chains. They are chained up to their bed,” Jordan reveals on the call.

“We live in filth,” she goes on to shockingly share. “Sometimes I wake up and can’t breathe because of how dirty the house is.”

Jordan also shared that, “almost a year ago” was the last time she even had a bath, and that, “I haven’t finished first grade and I’m 17.”

Facebook; the Turpin family is pictured above with a Disney princess

“I don’t know much about my mother. She doesn’t like us. She doesn’t spend time with us ever.” Jordan stayed on the line for 20 minutes, and then officers arrived at her home.

They found Jordan’s siblings inside, ages 2 through 29, living in complete squalor…with some of them chained up as she had told the 911 operator.

The abuse that Jordan and her siblings had endured was going on for at least 8 years. Her parents beat all of the children. They starved them. They strangled them. They never let them go to the dentist. They wouldn’t let them have more than 1 shower every year.

“It was very dirty and the conditions were horrific,” Greg Fellows, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Captain explained the conditions at a press conference.

“If you can imagine being 17 years old and appearing to be a 10-year-old, being chained to a bed, being malnourished … I would call that torture.”

Initially, David and Louise Turpin both pled not guilty after being charged with 14 counts each of charges ranging from false imprisonment, adult abuse, child endangerment, and torture.

On February 22nd, 2019, they pled guilty instead.

In a statement to the press, Mike Hestrin, the Riverside County District Attorney announced, “This is among the worst, most aggravated child abuse cases I have ever seen.”

David and Louise Turpin were ultimately sentenced to life in prison, but they have the option for parole after they each serve 25 years behind bars.

It’s now been 2 years since Jordan was able to escape her home and get help.

Here’s what the lives of the 13 Turpin children look like now, plus what they tried to plan before Jordan’s escape.

Facebook; the Turpins are pictured above with Eeyore

Speaking to PEOPLE, Riverside County Deputy District Attorney Kevin Beecham said that prior to Jordan’s escape from the home, the kids at first tried to get a taxi ride to Las Vegas, which they had gone to visit much earlier in their lives.

“They called this taxi cab company and they’re like, ‘Okay, where do you want to go?’ They’re like, ‘We want to go to Vegas.’ ‘Okay, where are you? ‘We’re in Perris.’ ‘Okay, but where in Perris and where in Vegas do you want to go?’ And that’s kind of where it stopped.”

“They didn’t trust anybody.”

“They were afraid that whoever they called would just bring it right back to the parents, and then they would just get chained up for the rest of their life.”

Despite such a disgusting and tragic past, the kids are trying to now put everything behind them.

Facebook; the Turpins are pictured above

Kevin also shared with PEOPLE, “They’re all happy. They are moving on with their lives.”

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

“The younger ones didn’t have as many years of abuse and neglect, so they are able to rebound a little better.”

He explained that the older Turpin children had a tougher time adjusting and are living in group homes. 6 of the youngest Turpin children have been successfully adopted.

They’re getting counseling. They are seeing one other still. And some have even changed their last names.

“It would be difficult for them to carry that name, that label of being a victim, forever.”

If you think a child you know is being abused, you can anonymously call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-422-4453

Facebook; wearing all matching outfits, the Turpins are pictured together in the above photo

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