The current owners of the two Texas homes where a couple charged with torturing their 13 children once lived claim to have found scratch marks on doors (circled), as well as closets that may have been used to keep the siblings. David and Louise Turpin had lived in a home in Fort Worth, Texas from around 1992 to 1999 before they lost it in a foreclosure. The owners who moved in after them claim the home was left in complete squalor. They took photos of scratch marks on the back of doors and the carpet covered in dirt and filth. The Turpin family then moved to Rio Vista, south of Fort Worth, where they lived for a decade. The current owner of the Rio Vista home, who didn't want to be identified, said she found unusual vents in the master bedroom closet. She believes the couple's children may have been locked in there. The disturbing details emerged after the Turpins were charged with torturing and keeping their 13 biological children - ranging from 2 to 29 years of age - captive in their Perris, California home.
Facebook selfie helps convict killer who strangled her best friend – because it shows the belt she used to throttle her
Brittney Gargol, 18, (far right and center) was strangled to death by her best friend Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, (left) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada in March, 2015. Police were able to achieve a guilty verdict thanks to a selfie posted by Gargol of her and Antoine just a few hours before she was found dead. In it, Antoine can be seen wearing a belt (circled) matching the one found near Gargol's body that police believe was used to strangle her. Antoine later admitted to the court that the pair had gotten into a drunken argument, but that she does not remember killing Gargol.
'He watched me in the shower': Aunt of 13 kids locked up in California house of horrors reveals how creepy dad eyed her when she stayed at their home and the couple skipped her parents' funerals
An aunt of the 13 siblings found locked up in the California house of horrors has revealed how the children's father would creepily watch her in the shower when she lived with the family for a short time. Elizabeth Jane Flores, now aged 41, said she lived with her sister Louise Turpin and her husband David in Texas briefly more than 20 years ago. Flores said her brother-in-law David often made her feel uncomfortable. Flores said Louise and David ran a strict household but at the time she didn't see any signs of abuse.
Border Patrol agents 'are repeatedly destroying or vandalizing food and water left for migrants in the Arizona desert by humanitarian aid groups'
U.S. Border Patrol has been accused of destroying food and water left in the Arizona desert for migrants. Between 2012-2015, The Tucson-based group No More Deaths said they distributed more than 31,000 gallons of water along migration trails. In that time span, they found water gallons vandalized 415 times. The group determined that in most cases, Border Patrol agents were to blame. They even obtained video of agents kicking bottles and dumping them out. A former agent told the group that they were encouraged to do this so that migrants would weaken and be caught. But the group says that the result is that hundreds of migrants a year are dying in Pima County alone.
Ann Curry says she is 'not surprised' by Matt Lauer sex scandal, admits that her Today firing 'hurt like hell' and reveals 'there was a climate of verbal sexual harassment' at NBC
Ann Curry said that she was not surprised to learn that Matt Lauer had been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple people in an interview with CBS This Morning on Wednesday. When asked if she thought Lauer abused his power on the set of Today, Curry said: 'You know, I'm trying not do harm in these conversations. I can tell you I am not surprised by the allegations.' She went on to state: 'I'm trying not to hurt people. I know what it's like to be publicly humiliated. I never did anything wrong to be publicly humiliate and I don't want to cause that kind of pain to somebody else. I can say that, because you're asking me a very direct question, I can say that I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed.'
‘I am telling the truth’: Woody Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow stands by her claims that the director molested her when she was a child
Woody Allen's daughter has once again insisted she is telling the truth about being molested by him when she was just seven years old. Dylan Farrow (centre), who was adopted by the director (left) and actress Mia Farrow (right), has given her first TV interview on the subject during which she stands by her claims. The accusations of sexual assault was first made in 1992, claims Allen has vehemently and repeatedly denied. The Me Too and Time's Up movements to expose sexual misconduct in Hollywood have brought the claims to light once again.
FBI warns against 'virtual kidnappers' who are scamming vulnerable parents out of thousands of dollars by calling them up and pretending they have snatched their children after stalking the families online
On Wednesday, victims in California (pictured) and South Carolina told how they were approached by the scammers and asked for ransom money before learning that their children were safe. and had been all along. In the past year, a handful of families across the country have spoken out after being targeted. In one case, a mother wired more than $9,000 to criminals who said they had kidnapped her college student daughter. They kept her on the phone as she drove around to Western Unions and banks near her Virginia home, threatening throughout that they would shoot her daughter if she did not comply.
Dramatic video captures shootout between robbers and police in armed robbery on Baltimore 7-11 store
Video shows two masked men attempting to rob a convenience store in Baltimore, Maryland, forcing the store clerk to stand with their hands behind the counter. Officers arrived at the scene and as they opened the door to confront the two men, the robbers opened fire. Several shots were exchanged, but neither the store staff nor police officers were injured. The two robbers were able to flee the scene and police are now offering a $24,000 reward for information.
PIERS MORGAN: Hypocritical PC-crazed liberals should stop fat-shaming Trump and mocking his mental health - or admit they’re just as bad, if not worse than him
When Donald Trump's liberal critics openly mock and abuse him for being fat, mentally sick, or having terrible hair, they expose themselves as a bunch of repulsive hypocrites. To those who say ‘he does it, why shouldn’t we?’ about personal abuse – which is entirely true - I simply remind them of Michelle Obama’s famous comment about what to do when a political opponent plays rough and personal: ‘When they go low,’ she beseeched, ‘we go high.’ By going even lower, the hypocritical Trump mental health and fat shamers play right into his hands.
#Girther movement kicks off as Twitter questions whether Trump REALLY weighs just 239 pounds and Guardians of the Galaxy director offers $100k to president if he publicly stand on scales
Donald Trump was revealed to be officially overweight after the results of his physical were released. But already some are questioning whether his true weight was provided following the examination, with some claiming the president must be heavier than his official 239 pounds weight. Referencing Trump's old calls for his predecessor Barack Obama to release his birth certificate, dubbed the birther movement, critics of the president came up with a new hashtag - the girther movement. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has already offered to donate $100,000 to a charity of Trump's choice if he steps on a scale on live TV.
'Out!' Shocking moment Trump kicks CNN's Jim Acosta out of the Oval Office for quizzing him on 's***hole countries' slur
Donald Trump with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan when he made the jab, which came after Jim Acosta asked a question relating to his 's***hole countries' controversy. The CNN journalist asks: 'Mr President, did you say you want more people to come in from Norway? Did you say you want more people from Norway?' Trump replies: 'I want them to come from everywhere, everywhere.' 'Thank you, Jim. It's time to exit,' a female aide is heard saying. Acosta is heard attempting to ask another question. Trump then looks at Acosta, points his finger at him and says: 'Out.'
'ICE can't shut me up': Wife of deported father-of-two who was sent back to Mexico 29 years after arriving in the US because he is too old for DACA vows to fight to bring him back
Jorge Garcia's wife Cindy said she will stop at nothing to get him back into the country after watching through tears as he boarded a plane from Detroit back to his native Mexico on Monday. 'There will be no ICE coming to the door to try and deport me because I am a U.S. citizen. There's nothing ICE can do to shut me up,' she told CBS. Later, Mrs Garcia told DailyMail.com that she was working with lawyers to apply for a waiver which could allow her husband to return to the country he calls home. The process could take up to 18 months and will cost her $3,000, she said.
Senator Orrin Hatch has joked that he wears hipster 'invisible glasses' after he was caught trying to remove a non-existent pair of specs from his face. The Utah Republican was at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday when cameras captured him reaching up to take off the glasses he wasn't actually wearing. Orrin, 83, ignored the slip up and went on to question Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen without hesitation.
The NBA's wild week continues: Shocking moment a Orlando Magic player throws a haymaker at Minnesota Timberwolves opponent who fights back by putting him in a headlock
Both the Magic's Aaron Affalo and the Timberwolves Nemanja Bjelica were ejected from the Tuesday night game in Orlando, Florida after teammates and officials broke up the second-quarter scuffle. The six-foot-five Affalo swung a wild haymaker at six-foot-10 Bjelica in the paint. Bjelica ducked the wild swing by inches and grabbed the struggling Affalo in a headlock until players from both teams separated the pair. The on-court fistfight came just a day after another highly unusual scene for the NBA, when several Houston Rockets players stormed into the home team locker room of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Not suitable for children! Hilarious images capture toys with some VERY rude connotations – from a phallic Winnie the Pooh to a spread-eagling Wonder Woman
In a hilarious gallery of images from around the world, Bored Panda has revealed dubious toy design fails that should never have made it out of the factory. Clockwise from top left: Harry Potter looks like he's been crossed with a Smurf; a rather rude Wonder Woman scissors; a 'pretty death' noose; a four-legged duck; a strangling Elmo and a phallic Winnie the Pooh stacking rings set.
Flu drives hospitals into 'war zone' conditions: Tents on the street in California, 'state of emergency' in Alabama, and Boston is using GATORADE to plug shortage of IV drips
Several hospitals in Southern California have set up emergency tents in their parking lots to treat the influx of patients as this year's deadly flu strand infects thousands. Pictured (left) is a tent in Loma Linda, California, that has been treating 60 more patients a day. While Palomar Medical Center in Escondido (inset) is treating patients in tents and in hallways. California is one of the worst-hit states this flu season while Alabama has declared a State of Emergency and hospitals in Texas and Minnesota are turning patients away.
American tourist is arrested in Peru after a woman falls four floors to the ground from her bedroom window after a heated discussion about some missing money
An American man has been detained by police in Peru after a woman fell from the fourth floor window of her hotel room. CCTV captured the moment the woman was found writhing in pain on the ground after plummeting to the ground. It happened last week at the San Pedro Inn located in the district of Surquillo in the Peruvian capital, Lima. Video from CCTV shows a clear timeline of how the incident unfolded. At 1:35am the couple were seen in the hotel before heading upstairs to a room at 1:39am. Less than half-an-hour later the couple were seen arguing downstairs by the front desk in the lobby. The woman was not allowed to leave. At 2:41am scream were heard from the woman who was writhing in agony after falling four floors from her bedroom window.
Cuddle me Kate! Adorable moment schoolchildren line up to shake the Duchess' hand... then go in for bear hugs instead
The Duchess of Cambridge rocked the sport luxe look in the Monreal London ‘tuxedo’ track pants (right), as she visited Bond Primary School in Mitcham to see the work of the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative. The royal, 36, was greeted by flag waving youngsters (left) after spending the morning at Great Ormond Street, where she cheered up four-year-old patient Rafael Chana with a high five (inset).
Meet Tiny Tim the adorable baby donkey who 'plays, fetches and sleeps' with his pup friends indoors after his mother rejected him
A precious miniature donkey named Tiny Tim spends his days doing what he enjoys most - dog activities. Although Tiny Tim was born in a Peterborough, Ontario farm, he spends much of his time indoors playing with his owners and fellow canine housemates. Tim came into the world as a surprise last summer - after two of Jody and Ted Toppings' donkeys bred.
Are these the world’s WORST boyfriends? Hilarious photos reveal the crafty pranks men have played on their unwitting other halves
A hilarious online gallery has revealed some of the cruelest - and craftiest - pranks that men have performed on their unsuspecting girlfriends. Pictured, clockwise from top left: A man tricks his partner into believing he is leaving, a father-to-be takes a selfie in the delivery room, a man congratulates his partner on breaking wind, a boyfriend gets creative with the cushions, one man finds any excuse not to replace the loo roll, and another makes zero effort when it comes to his girlfriend's gift.
Ex-wife of senior American ISIS fighter stuns Piers Morgan by admitting she still loves the jihadist and he 'has a good side' during tense TV interview
Tania Joya became radicalised while growing up in Harrow, London, but now lives in Dallas, Texas after fleeing from the terror group and rejecting extremism. But during a grilling on ITV's Good Morning Britain today, presenter Piers Morgan said he was 'struggling to understand' why she should not be considered a 'potentially dangerous person'. The interview came to an abrupt end with the DailyMail.com US Editor-in-Chief and co-presenter Susanna Reid shaking their heads as the former jihadi bride admitted still loving ex husband John Georgelas - an American-born convert to Islam with whom she has four children.
'Hey baby, do you like juice? Because I want to Mountain Dew you': Brilliant hidden camera clip captures Mormon missionaries practicing cringe-worthy pick-up lines on a doorstep
Two young Mormon missionaries, tasked with spreading the word of Jesus, have been captured on camera practicing their cheesiest pick-up lines as they went door-to-door. Dressed identically in black trousers, white shirts and black v-neck sweaters, the young men were filmed by a hidden home security system as they waiting for a home owner to answer the door. However instead of using their wait time to discuss scripture or practice their religious conversion pitch, the two men instead revealed their pick-up techniques, including lines like 'Hey baby do you like orange juice? Because I want to Mountain Dew you.'
EXCLUSIVE: 'Each second counted.' Florida captain hailed for steering his boat into a sandbar after it burst into flames saving 49 passengers, claims he's no hero and can't 'put out of his head' woman who later died
Captain Mike Batten, 37, (left) saved 49 passengers after a boat burst into flames in waters off the coast of Tampa, Florida, on Sunday (right). Batten told DailyMail.com: 'I was just doing my job. And someone eventually died. I can't put that out of my head.' The captain made a quick decision to steer the boat towards a sand bar, instead of having passengers jump into deeper waters, so that they could wade to shore. By the time the vessel burned to the waterline, every one of the 49 people on-board were accounted for, with most saying they owed their lives to Batten. However, Carrie Dempsey (inset), a 42-year-old mother-of-two, later died on Sunday night. According to other passengers, she had refused treatment after making it to shore alive but was admitted to a hospital several hours later because she felt ill.
YouTube's most popular lesbian blogger wins damages in landmark UK 'revenge porn' court case against her former boyfriend for sharing videos of them having sex on adult sites
LA-based Chrissy Chambers, who runs a successful blog and YouTube channel with her girlfriend Bria Kam, was horrified when she discovered her former partner had posted videos of their sexual activity on pornographic website Redtube.com. She only found out about the films more than a year later after receiving messages claiming she was intentionally involved in porn. The 26-year-old brought a landmark court claim for breach of confidence, misuse of private information and harassment at London’s High Court against her ex, who has not been named in court.
Nothing but net! Illinois high school beats their fierce rivals with an insane three-point shot on the buzzer - sending the crowd into a frenzy
A rivalry game between St. Charles East and St. Charles North in Illinois ended in an incredible buzzer beater shot. East defeated North 53-50 after guard Justin Hardy heaved the ball for a three-point basket at the horn. Students stormed the court after the improbable shot won the game for East. It is the third time in three years that East defeated rival North in a buzzer beater.
Stalin's 'ice palace' built during the Cold War is MELTING due to global warming: Incredible footage reveals how the labyrinth of frozen tunnels designed to store fish in the 1950s is being destroyed
The natural freezer (left image), built in Siberia by exiled German engineers in the 1950s (bottom right image), is falling apart. Still in use to store fish and other foods (top right), the structure is the world's largest permafrost storage facility built by manual labour. Nicknamed 'Stalin's ice palace', it is larger in area than the White House, but is in danger of collapse due to warming Arctic waters eroding its entrances. Funds to save the monument are now 'urgent' as some passageways are collapsing. But authorities in northern Siberia lack the cash to rescue the labyrinth, even though it is listed as a regional monument.
Workers at Apple factory toil for 10-hour shifts in loud, toxic workshops before returning to filthy dormitories with cold showers, rights group claims
Workers at a massive Chinese factory which produces parts for Apple have to work 10-hour shifts under harsh conditions and are not given proper overtime pay or adequate safety protections, a labour rights group has claimed. Migrant workers, paid as little as 1,950 yuan (£210) a month, are exposed to toxic chemicals at their workshops before returning to filthy eight-person dormitories with cold showers, said the same report. Catcher, the Apple supplier located in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, has denied all of the allegations; while Apple said their investigation team 'found no evidence that Catcher was violating our standards'.
Who needs implants! Fitness fanatic reveals how doing the '100 squats challenge' boosts the size of her butt instantly - adding almost a whole INCH to her pert posterior in mere minutes
Fitness vlogger Vanessa Blanco, 26, from Washington, D.C., has revealed how she was able to instantly add almost an inch to her butt by doing the 100 squat challenge. Before completing the challenge she measured her hips with an Orbitape tape measure for maximum accuracy. Her starting hip measurement was 42.4375 inches (left) and after completing the challenge, her hips measured 43.125 inches (right) meaning she gained 0.6875 inches.
Star of the car: Adorable toddler enthusiastically mimes along to love song in the back of his parents’ car
Adorable footage captures the moment a crooning toddler mimed along to a love song in the back of his family's car. The small boy put on an emotion-filled performance as he mimed along to a tear-jerking love song in the back of his family's car. The video, believed to have been recorded in Mexico, of the unnamed toddler's interpretation of Julion Alvarez's song Mi Mayor Anhelo (My Greatest Desire) has become one of the most widely watched of the month - already garnering 11 million views since it was uploaded three days ago.
Woman goes to hospital after nightclub assault... only to discover her doctor is the man 'who attacked her' - and he starts beating her AGAIN
A woman in Russia who was attacked by a doctor in a nightclub went to hospital for treatment only to be sent to the same man she claimed had assaulted her and for him to hit her again. The senior doctor, named as Vladimir Naumov, (pictured) was caught on video hitting Anastasia Dmitrieva in the hospital in Neryungri, eastern Russia. In the footage the doctor can be heard saying: 'Many witnesses will prove that you were the first to attack me.' He admitted to hospital bosses he had been 'angry and full of adrenaline'. The doctor was fired for his behaviour.
The REAL Mordor: Spectacular underwater landscape likened to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings fantasy realm is found off the coast of Australia
A team of geologists from the University of Aberdeen captured the structures using a groundbreaking 3D imaging technique, similar to ultrasound used to scan unborn babies. The volcanic expanse of underwater peaks deep beneath the surface is formed of 26 ancient buried lava flows up to 21 miles (34km) in length and 9.3 miles (15km) wide. Images of the staggering formations have been described as a 'Tolkienesque' landscape similar to the evil land featured in Lord Of The Rings trilogy (bottom right).
Before they were famous: Incredible trove of never-before-seen pictures found in photographer’s attic shows fresh-faced 60s stars before they hit the height of their careers
Photographer Paul Berriff, 71, captured the remarkable images of bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd during the 1960s while working for the Yorkshire Post. Mr Berriff captured a youthful Mick Jagger before going on stage at the Gaumont Theatre in Doncaster in 1964, top left. He photographed John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they debuted 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' at the ABC Theatre in Huddersfield on November 29, 1963. While, American legend Jimi Hendrix posed for a portrait ahead of his gig in the Odeon Theatre in Leeds on April 5, 1967.
This is the enchanting moment a polar fox charmed his way to a free fish supper from a Russian angler. The tough Siberian was catching capelin through a hole in the frozen Arctic sea when he was approached by the wild animal. He can be heard repeatedly rejecting the fox's pleas, as it begs to snatch part of his catch.
This is the moment a dog owner came home to find furniture stuffing strewn across his home after his Bullmastiff went on a rampage. Footage shot in Monmouth County, New Jersey, shows the carnage that resulted from Dizzle's antics when his owner left him unsupervised. After arriving back at his US home, the man tracks the trail of destruction through his corridors as a downbeat American Bulldog appears sullen in the middle of the mess.
Terrifying moment an 18-wheel truck slides out-of-control down a hill and hits a stoplight in Texas as a deep freeze causes chaos on roads across the state
A horrifying video captures the moment an 18-wheeler slid back on an icy hill after a snowstorm hit Texas. The vehicle accelerates backwards and collides with a stoplight, knocking it to the ground and sending snow flying. It does not appear that anyone was injured during the incident on January 16. Longview, Texas is currently under a hard freeze warning and schools are closed.
Forget the sunsets emblazoned with buzzwords like 'Integrity' or 'Success' of today... how motivational posters of the 1920s told you to pull your socks up
Anyone struggling to stick to their New Year's resolutions could perhaps turn to bold motivational posters from the 1920s which encouraged workers to pull their socks up, grin and bear it. The posters are the epitome of positivity with titles including 'think before you act', 'knowalls never learn' and 'self control earns much praise.' The now-defunct print company Parker-Holladay was one producer of the vibrant placards, which were made on a subscription basis for business owners to display and disseminate to their employees.
Tuk Tuk BOOM: Rogue automatic rickshaw filmed speeding down highway in India at nearly 20mph before crashing into a lorry
An unmanned tuk tuk was recorded speeding down a highway in India at speeds of nearly 20mph. The rogue tuk tuk - an automatic rickshaw - was able to travel for a few hundred metres without a driver before colliding with the kerb, a lorry and then an oil tanker. It it not known exactly how the tuk tuk was able to begin its journey although it appears from the video that those recording had a role in it.
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Just looking for Mr. RYE! Tongue-in-cheek Instagram account 'Boys With Bread' celebrates handsome men who bake, sell, and eat carbs
An Instagram account has found a match made in carb heaven. Boys With Bread is all about two things: Good-looking men, and just about any flour-based food. Since its launch in December, the account has shared over 100 images of attractive guys posing with baguettes, sourdough pizza, croissants, and even cupcakes. The page is similar to others that document attractive people with good, like Girls With Gluten and Men With Pizza
Fur-m friends! Adorable footage shows inseparable squirrel and cat who bonded after their owner rescued the tiny creature who had fallen from a tree
A red squirrel named Tin-Tin and a 13-year-old cat named tiger have become inseparable after the little squirrel was rescued as a baby. Decan Andersen, 38, from Denmark, adopted the cute little rodent when the then one-month-old squirrel fell out of a tree four stories high and into his back garden. Upon seeing Tin-Tin's injuries - a deep and nasty chest wound sustained by hitting a branch on the way down, Decan initially decided to leave the squirrel alone, hoping its mother would come to the rescue.
'Music therapy works!' Mom's touching viral video shows her daughter, 11, sweetly serenading her two-year-old brother with Down syndrome to help teach him different words and phrases
Amanda Bowman Gray, 40, from Heber City, Utah, shared the video of her two-year-old son Bo and her daughter Lydia on Facebook earlier this week. The mother explained that Lydia was watching Bo while she was in the shower, and that she came out of the bathroom to find the two children sitting on the floor and singing You Are My Sunshine together, with Lydia strumming on her guitar. In the clip, Lydia begins to sing the first sentence of the chorus, going 'You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me...' At this point, Lydia stops singing until Bo finishes her sentence by saying 'happy'. The video, which shows the two siblings completing the song, has now been watched a staggering 30 million times.
These pictures taken in the Central Serengeti area of Tanzania show the moment a male lion hilariously cowers behind his paw after getting a ticking off from a lioness. The fierce lovers' tiff took was spotted by wildlife photographer, George Hart, during his first ever African safari. The male lion initially roared at the lioness but when she came back at him, he was left feeling sorry for himself.