Deputy Constables say the children ages 5 and 11 moved here in 2009. We spoke with the girl. We're not identifying her. But it's obvious she's had to grow up fast. At some point her parents were arrested and thrown in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. For most of the past year investigators say the kids have continued to live with their great aunt. But she works 12 hours a day they say leaving the kids behind to fend for themselves.
Their living conditions did seem quite deplorable.
The kids say they're home-schooled and sleep in this converted school bus. It's not clear how often they're fed. But investigators do say there are no signs of physical abuse.
It's tough. The children are obviously unkempt. There's an odor about the residence and the children. It's frustrating. Both as a parent and as a law enforcement officer in the community to see this.
The children are now in foster care. Investigators say it's too early to tell whether criminal charges will be filed.