Monster parents David Allen and Louise Anna Turpin were arrested for locking up their thirteen kids inside their home, and now the creepy couple's neighbor tells RadarOnline.com exclusively he never even saw one child — let alone thirteen!
"To be honest I didn't know these people," Roberto Gomez — who lived directly behind the Turpin house — revealed. "I didn't see anything. The rest of the neighbors never saw anything. I work in my backyard — I never heard any noises, I didn't see any kids. Nothing."
"Normally our other neighbors have their kids playing and they'll have friends come over. But with these people — nothing. I never heard anything. The first time that I saw the mom and dad was on TV. I never even saw them on the street"
Gomez, 45, who moved into the Perris, California neighborhood three years ago with his wife and two children, said in the time he's lived there he's never seen anything. "I never noticed they had kids. I never saw them playing in the back yard or the front yard. We are always walking by the sidewalk and everything was always quiet."
"During the night — they always had their light on. Which I thought was a bit strange. Once it starts getting dark, the lights are on throughout the night," Gomez said. "I get up sometimes around three or four o'clock in the morning; I would see the lights on. A few times I'd see the TV on. But I didn't see any people around — almost like the home was empty. It was so quiet."
After learning of this tragedy, Gomez spoke to his neighbors who told him they would observe the parents doing their shopping at night.
"During the day we never see them driving or see them out of the house," he said. "I didn't even know they had one kid!"
Gomez eerily described being able to see into the Turpin's living room directly from his backyard.
"The living room is right into my backyard. So I see lights there because it's a straight shot from my backyard. I don't think any one of us ever imagined they had thirteen kids in their home."
As readers know, police found several children ranging from two-years-old to 29-years-old shackled to their beds and malnourished.
The kids only managed to escape after a 17-year-old used a cellphone she found in the home to call police.
"The children didn't deserve this," said the neighbor. "First when I heard the story I'm thinking 'oh my god' I was living behind these people for three years!
"If I knew they had kids I would've called child services. Everybody is still in shock."
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