2 children found dead in Redding storage unit

Dec 15, 2015 2:38 PM by News Staff, VIDEO: Authorities comb a Salinas apartment for clues in the case, via KSBW

Two suspects were being held on charges of child abuse and torture Tuesday, according to police who found two dead children inside a storage locker in Redding.

An investigation was launched Friday, when the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office received a request for a welfare check on a 9-year-old girl living in an apartment at 2110 East Main Street in Quincy.

Authorities found the girl suffering from suffering from starvation and uncovered evidence leading them to a storage unit on Tarmac Road in Redding, where they found the bodies of 3-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy.

Tami Joy Huntsman, 39, and Gonzalo Curiel, 17, both of Quincy, and recently of Salinas, were arrested in connection with the injured child. They remained in the Plumas County Jail on charges of felony child abuse, torture and mayhem, with bail listed at $1 million the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office said.

In Redding, the case of the two dead children is being investigated as a homicide and autopsies are pending, the Redding Police Department said in a news release Monday.

No further information about the suspects or their relationship to the children was publicly available.

On Monday, investigators combed a Salinas apartment connected to the case.

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