Jordan Turpin Details 911 Calling Moments After Escaping The Family’s ‘House of Horrors’

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“My two little sisters are chained up right now,” Turpin told the dispatcher.

Jordan Turpin made the call shortly after making a decision that would change his family’s lives forever.

The 17-year-old said her hands were shaking uncontrollably when she made the courageous decision to dial 911 in 2018. She said it was one of the few times she had been out in this neighborhood. Californian.

“I was actually on the road,” said Turpin, now 21, in an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer of ABC News, “because I didn’t even know the sidewalks. You’re supposed to be on the road. sidewalk, but I had never been there.

Watch Diane Sawyer’s special event, “Escape From A House Of Horror,” Friday, November 19 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC and stream it on Hulu.

Jordan Turpin and his older sister Jennifer Turpin first tell their story in an exclusive interview with Sawyer. They are the first of the 13 Turpin children to share their stories. In their interview, the Turpin sisters described the years of their parents, David and Louise Turpin, beating and suffocating them and their siblings, some of whom were chained to beds for months at a time, and starved of food. , hygiene, education and health care.

On January 14, 2018, Turpin found the courage to make the call in an effort to help save his 12 siblings who remained in the house where their parents held them captive.

“I just ran away from home,” Turpin is heard telling the 911 dispatcher. “And we have parents who abuse.”

The dispatcher asked Turpin during the call how his parents mistreated them.

“They hit us,” Turpin replied. “They like to throw us across the room. They’re pulling our hair out. They’re pulling our hair out. My two little sisters are in chains at the moment.

The dispatcher tracked Turpin’s location from his cell phone’s GPS and the call lasted about 22 minutes before an assistant arrived at his location. Less than two hours after Turpin made the call, his parents were handcuffed.

David and Louise Turpin are now in prison. They pleaded guilty to charges, including torture and forcible confinement. In 2019, they were sentenced to 25 years in life imprisonment.

Watch Diane Sawyer’s special event, “Escape From A House Of Horror,” Friday, November 19 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC and stream it on Hulu.


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