- Oct 1, 2014
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And there are pictures of the Turpin family attending Disneyland with an uncle, aunt and cousins; we know the grandparents (LT's parents) went so far as to fly to California to try to see the kids and LT wouldn't tell them where they were; LT's sister would skype with the kids until a couple of years ago.
ISTM that the extended family TRIED to keep in touch and see the kids, and they were not permitted by DT and LT.
Did the extended family contact CPS? It doesn't look like they did, but they had no reason to. If you called CPS today and said, "my adult daughter has cut ties with me and won't let me see my grandchildren, and I want you to investigate." They would say, "do you have any evidence the children are being abuse or neglected?" The extended family did not have proof of that, to the contrary the public profile LT put up was the "perfect family." So CPS would tell you, "I'm sorry, but adults can decide who they want to associate with, and they can decide who their children can see and associate with. There's nothing we can do."
So don't assume that the extended family didn't care or made no effort. It doesn't appear to me that there was anything they could do.
Disneyland photo with grandparents and extended family is same day, dressed same.
But agree. One sister Even said no contact in 19 yrs, but her account posted to Turpin acct. If they had reason to think something up, they could have made up something for a welfare check. At anytime. No LEO had any record of anyone contacting. Even neighbor across street who even took them their mail, yet she also saw nothing. Something was going on, that's for sure. But taking what we been told doesn't make sense. Slept all day yet up all night? Yet went to CC, neighbor across street shared hello's, kids to mail box. It's sad situation, but human nature is to take our own life experiences to form opinions. Media is to grab attention. Just like the multiple articles with Texas neighbors contradict. Or speaking of stuff that happened when 29 was in early elem. Yet no one they have had contact, real contact with have come forward saying anything. Only neighbors who tell about a memory at age 10, but she's 25 now? Or same didn't even know had moved just tell about mess allegedly left behind.
It's early in investigation so I think kids where need to be until sorted out. I trust the DA and LEO, try to keep open mind what actually said instead of my opinion meant by said. Hard but I don't trust media