6-year-old girl dies of malnutrition after she and 5 siblings were rescued from ‘house of horrors’ in Australia
A 6-year-old GIRL has died in hospital after being rescued from a “house of terror” where it was feared she had been starved by her abandoned parents.
Police are investigating after the child and her five siblings, aged seven to 16, were discovered in Adelaide, Australia.
The youngest child, six years old, was found unconscious in the early hours of July 15 and taken to hospital.
She tragically died soon after from suspected malnutrition.
According to news.com.au.
Five other children and teenagers were removed from the home while authorities considered her death – which police have declared a major crime.
The survey was set up to probe the family’s living conditions as well as their diet.
Police said: “The task force will also investigate a crime of neglect involving five other children aged between 7 and 16 who reside in the same home.
“Five children (siblings) have been removed from the home and police, with partner agencies are in the process of ensuring their safety.
“The investigation is in its infancy and more information will be provided in the coming days.”
Comparisons are being drawn with the city’s infamous “House of Horror” case, where 21 children were found living in appalling conditions along with five adults.
The children were discovered after one of them was taken to hospital with head injuries and severe hypothermia.
They were barely fed and were periodically fed two minutes of noodles, some chips or dog food.
Four adults have been jailed – Tania Staker, her boyfriend Luke Armistead, his brother Michael Quinlivan, and Armistead’s former stepbrother Robert Armistead.