WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The niece of the ring leader of the abuse case in Philadelphia that stretches all the way down to West Palm Beach is in the hospital with multiple burn and head wounds.
Philadelphia police say 19-year-old Beatrice Weston is in the hospital with burn wounds to her legs and hands. Police also say she was found with a turban on her head to cover up her head wounds, she also has pellet gun injuries and suffers from malnutrition.
The ten who were found Tuesday inside a Northeast Philadelphia apartment are not all victims any longer. Two of them have been released and one of them is Weston’s daughter, Jean McIntosh. She’s been arrested and is considered the co-conspirator in the chaining and capture of four individuals found in a Philadelphia basement Saturday.
Two of McIntosh’s kids were found at a different house and have been taken in by Philadelphia police. They are 10 and 8-years-old. They don’t seem to have any injuries, police said.
Four of the six children that were found in the Northeast Philadelphia apartment are still being checked out. Two of them are the 2 and 5-year-old children of Tamara Breeden, one of the victims found in the Philadelphia basement.
According to Philadelphia police, both of the children were born in captivity, either in Florida or Texas. Breeden has been held captive since 2005, according to authorities.
Philadelphia Police Department Officer Jillian Russell said those children are suffering from malnutrition and are the weight of a 6-month-old.
Beatrice Weston, Linda Ann’s niece, has lived in Florida for the past 6 to 8 years and moved from Florida to Pennsylvania on Oct. 5, according to Officer Russell.
West Palm Beach police are working with Philadelphia police to see if any of the children are missing from the area.
Benita Rodriguez, who was reported missing on Independence Day, was found Monday in Philadelphia. Officer Tanya Little of the Philadelphia Police Department said she willingly was staying at a house with the teenage son of Gregory Thomas.
Russell said McLemire met Weston in Florida and was confined to a closet while he lived here in West Palm Beach. It was here police say his identification and paperwork were stolen.
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