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Children found in deplorable conditions now in state custody

5 days 9 hours 44 minutes ago Wednesday, September 21 2022 Sep 21, 2022 September 21, 2022 9:39 PM September 21, 2022 in News - Local

Three children who were found living in what Brownsville police described as “deplorable” conditions are now in custody of the state.

The children were found last week living in a home on the 1700 block of Grant Street that was covered in animal feces and mold as police conducted a search warrant.

The children’s ages range from 10 months to four years old.

RELATED: Brownsville PD: Eight people arrested after children found living in ‘deplorable’ conditions

Eight people were arrested at the home, their charges range from possession and endangering a child.

Those arrested were:

  • Bertha Olvido (56)
  • Esau Alas Cruz (30)
  • Isaias Najera (25)
  • Priscilla Amaro (31)
  • Leonardo Daniel Torres (18)
  • Amber Amaro (22)
  • Juan Torres (22)
  • Evelyn Amaro (37)

One of the women arrested is the mother of the children.

Police were tipped off about drugs at the home at the beginning of the year. Police said they found crack cocaine, THC wax and pot in the home.

Brownsville police spokesman Martin Sandoval said the three children were not in a good condition.

“They actually haven't been bathed for a couple of days, and the 10-month-old, his diaper was soiled - nobody had changed him maybe for about 24 hours or so," Sandoval said.

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