In the American state of New Mexico have police eleven starving children found in a makeshift community.
According to Jerry Hogrefe, the sheriff of Taos County, the children are between 1 and 15 years old. They were found in the remote and desert-like Amalia, about 230 kilometers northeast of Albuquerque, the largest city in the state of New Mexico. Hogrefe described the living conditions of the children as ‘the poorest and triestigste in my thirty years ‘ career’.
The police had the site a few weeks earlier already discovered, but the officers had no legally valid reason to search. There was a change in when she was an anonymous message binnenkregen – ‘We are hungry. We have food and water needed’ – it was assumed that it was from within the community came.
‘Health is a priority’
Two men were arrested after the discovery. There were also three women arrested, presumably the mothers of the children, but they were later released.
The children are now in the hands of a kinderwelzijnsorganisatie. “Our priority is their health,” says a spokesman. “We work closely with the police.’
The discovery happened during the search for a 3-year-old boy from the state of Georgia, which since december of 2017 has gone missing. He was not, however, among the eleven children.