October 19th, 2011
08:03 AM ET

Police: More alleged victims found in Philly captives case

A woman rescued from a boiler room in a Philadelphia apartment building says she had two children while she was held against her will, police said Tuesday, another development in the bizarre case.

The woman, Tamara Breeden, is one of four mentally disabled adults rescued from the boiler room over the weekend, and authorities have located 10 others who may be victims in the case, said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.

The four people, three men and a woman ranging in age from 29 to 41, were found locked in the room with no food and only a bucket for a toilet, police said. The pitch-black, 15-foot-by-6-foot space houses what police described as a boiler used to heat the building. A penetrating stench of urine and feces still hung in the chamber days after the discovery.

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  1. Mmmmm

    Where is that little thing called discretion for the victims....why isn't this a nail in the abortion clinics' coffin for abusers use these havens to coverup their crimes against women and girls???

    October 19, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Uraluni

      First you make point A). Discretion for the victims. Ok, good point.

      Then you take a giant step into a completely new universe with point B) about abortion clinics.

      What does one have to do with the other?

      October 19, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Not a big jump. This mentally challenged, 24/7 locked down women got pregnant 4 times...no babies found...where are the babies? who are the fathers? answers probally laid in a garbarge dump outside an abortion clinic!

      October 19, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ray Dean

    Watched the GOP debate last night. Reminded me of Abbott and Costello. Only thing missing was the frying pan!

    October 19, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Lol...love abbot and costello...

      October 19, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. Portland Tony

    The initial report said thar some of these victims had intelligence level of a 10 year old. For God sake man...the frigging government sends these ten year olds a check for at least 1k and doesn't periodically check up on them. A ten year old can get into trouble that way. So we just give em the cash and look away.

    October 19, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. Trinity

    I heard that the leading cause of abortion is men.

    October 19, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland Tony

      No....the leading cause of arguments about abortion is man!

      October 19, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Chad Haverstock

      The leading cause of abortion is people who have lost all self control when it comes to having relations. People are having all kinds of relationships, even with animals. If dogs could get pregnant, we would have a booming dog-child population. And if men could get pregnant, we would have butt-babies everywhere. No doubt it would be a capitol offense to abort a butt-baby. Sickos are the reason for the booming tide of aborted babies.

      October 19, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      @ Chad

      I'm pounding the desk, laughing so hard I've got tears in my eyes.

      Oh....I hope you weren't serious.

      October 19, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    I just saw an update on this on television.
    Along with everything else, I have to ask: where are the two children?

    October 19, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©



    October 19, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. yep.

    Hopefully ......aborted. We already pay for momma. Lets not add children.

    October 19, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  8. ~I am not David~


    October 19, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    @Portland Tony:


    October 19, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. s kel

    Lets STICK with the subject people. And its the crime commited against these poor souls that cannot defend themselfs against the ruthless parisites who did this to them........And hello Bansay.

    October 19, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Hi, s kel.

    October 19, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  12. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    Any bets on how long the duplicate blog entries stay?

    October 19, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  13. Chad Haverstock

    Why have the names of the eyewitnesses been released to the public? Very strange.

    October 19, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  14. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    "A penetrating stench of urine and feces still hung in the chamber days after the discovery."

    I heard this was a throwaway sentence from J K Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". Too frightening for 10 year olds, maybe.

    October 19, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  15. Banana seat


    Never ride your bicycle on a gravel road.

    October 19, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
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