Dec 14, 2015 8:23 PM by News Staff, FILE PHOTO
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 at Enterprise Stor-All 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.
Two Plumas County residents have been arrested after authorities found two dead children inside a Redding storage unit.
According to the Redding Police Department, a child abuse investigation launched Friday by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office led to the discovery of two bodies inside a Redding storage unit.
Tami Joy Huntsman, 39, of Quincy and Gonzalo Curiel, 17, of Quincy, have been arrested on suspicion of Felony child abuse, torture and mayhem.
The names and ages of the two children are being withheld.
Officials with the Redding Police Department say Huntsman and Curiel both recently resided in Salinas, and an investigation in conjunction with the Salinas Police Department is ongoing.
The case is being investigated as a homicide and autopsies are pending.
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