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Four kids removed from Bexar County apartment filled with stockpiled trash, feces

Photo: Bexar County Sheriff's Office

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Four kids were found in wretched conditions at a northeastern Bexar County Monday afternoon.

Bexar County sheriff Javier Salazar said deputies were called to the apartment in the 6700 block of Montgomery Drive for a report of a foul odor.

Deputies got there expecting to find decomposing bodies based on the odor.

Instead, they found a nasty living conditions, but no dead bodies.  Salazar said there were piles of trash, human and animal feces, and rats.

Photo: Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

“Investigators that were describing one bedroom that was entirely devoted to piles of trash and food,” the sheriff told reporters. “Which I don’t understand because this apartment complex has dumpster service.  There is really no reason to stockpile trash. There’s regular garbage service.”

Salazar said the kids — ranging in age from as old as 13 to as young as 2 — are in relatively healthy condition despite the conditions.

The sheriff said the mother — who is in her 30s — works at a hospital.  The man, also in his 30s and the father of two of the children, is described as being a non-US citizen from Europe.

The children were taken by Child Protective Services and placed with relatives.

The man and the woman are both facing four counts of endangering a child.

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