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. gillian

    Yeah lets bully joey! Gimme a break guys. Get a life. Were not fourteen sayin "lets get him!"

    October 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    The vultures are ripping at Joey's flesh pretty good on this thread, and the funny thing is he didn't say anything that bad. I, on the other hand...

    October 19, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    The article stated she had two children while in captivity, not that she got pregnant four times.
    I think this a faux Mmmmmm, because Mmmmm usually has better reading comprehension.
    And it's just a guess, but the father of the kids was one of the captors...

    October 19, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I'm home now, sorry.
    Did you want me to look up "capitol offense" or "capital offense"?
    I shoud think one is very different from the other...

    October 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    @Portland Tony:
    Who's the troll?

    Lol. I agree. It's pretty telling of the poster, anyway.
    Mean and callous Joey.

    October 19, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    But...but...I always wanted to be mean.
    Intrepid and ruthless...yeah...
    That's it.
    "Bad boys, bad boys..."
    That's JIF, for you.
    @ banasy:
    With some good deductive reasoning, I came up with, "an offensive remark made in a capitol building."
    I knew you wouldn't reply to that on that thread.

    October 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Oh, this IS that thread.
    You know–everybody needs some enemies. They keep you alert.

    October 19, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Edema

    @ Mr. Joey Isott-Fraschini:
    You are a sorry little POS and a troll, whatever a troll is.

    October 19, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini


    October 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Changed your name, cupcake?

    October 19, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini


    October 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
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  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    No, now we should really be serious about this topic.
    Let's discuss it.
    First, let's take a trial vote, just to see where are at this point in our deliberations.

    October 19, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Now, all who think that holding the captives in a darkened boiler room was a good thing, raise your right hand...higher, so I can count them...hn...un, deux, tr-uh, is your hand up or–oh, a mosquito?

    October 19, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Well, that seems to be unanimous, so the ayes have it–this crime was a good thing.
    Now another serious question: by a show of hands, how many bloggers think that all aspirin tablets should be removed from American shelves and replaced by ibuprofen?

    October 19, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Edina Chang

    My name is Edina, not Edna, not Edema, and surely not cupcake. Obviously you people are more into slandering and backbiting than you are into discussing the news. Why even come to a news blog if you aren't serious about the news? Are you people paid to get everyone off topic?

    October 19, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
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