Adult Turpin siblings released from hospital

Elias Hubbard
March 19, 2018

The seven older Turpin siblings, ages 18 to 29, quietly left the Corona Regional Medical Center last week and settled into a country home, several people who've interacted with them told ABC News. The siblings were allegedly routinely starved and abused.

All the children except for the youngest, a toddler, were severely malnourished, prosecutors said.

The parents were arrested in January after the couple's 17-year-old daughter scrambled out of their home's front window, called 911, and showed police pictures of her siblings in shackles, said the District Attorney Mike Hestrin.

Since their rescue, the adult children have expressed interest in going to the beach, seeing movies and traveling to the mountains. "They love fruit, pasta and soup", Osborn said. MORE: Teen who escaped Turpin home posted videos under alias Their parents, David and Louise Turpin, remain behind bars on dozens of charges including torture and child endangerment. They are each being held on $9 million bond. It's fun to be around them. "They are joyful, they are warm, they are considerate.I give them a lot of credit for helping each other, relying on each other". The 29-old-woman only weighed 82 pounds at the time of their rescue and a 12-year-old was reported by the Riverside Press Enterprise to have weighed as much as a healthy 7-year-old.

David and Louise Turpin pictured during a January court hearing.

Attorney Jack Osborn said, "Moving into new bedrooms where they have been able to pick out their own bedding have closets with their clothes in them and be able to have a bathroom they can use".

He explained: '(They love) experiencing making ice cream sundaes with hot fudge on top, they love making Mexican food.

Osborn added that the seven adult children were reunited with their family dog and have been soaking in their enjoyment of simply "going outside" after years in captivity.

Mark Uffer, the chief executive officer of the Corona Regional Medical Center, where some of the siblings were being treated, confirmed to ABC News in a statement that the Turpin siblings had been discharged from their facilities. He added that the medical staff "wish these courageous siblings continued strength as they take the next steps in their journey".

They have talked about eventually learning to drive and their hopes to one day lead normal lives that include spouses and jobs, their lawyer said.

"They want to do things for themselves and they want to start having independent lives". "That's the goal and that's what everyone is working toward".

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