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6yo Malnourished Girl Found Eating Herself In Cage

#1  Postby BrandySpears » May 05, 2011 3:10 am

A young girl was found caged and attempting to eat herself in a mobile home in Virginia, and cops say her parents are responsible.

The malnourished girl, believed to be either 5 or 6, was discovered in a crib that was converted into a makeshift cage after police arrived at the home in Gloucester County to investigate a burglary last week.

The girl's parents, Brian and Shannon Gore, were arrested and charged with felony child abuse. The mother was also charged with attempted capital murder.

However, the gruesome twosome now faces first-degree murder charges after the remains of what authorities believe to be another child were found buried outside their mobile home.

"I've done this for 20 years, and I've never seen anything like this in my life," Gloucester Sheriff's Maj. Darrell Warren said.

A month-old baby boy was also found in the home, but was in good condition. Both he and the older girl are now in the care of the county Department of Social Services.

The horrific find came as police investigated a robbery on April 17.


A child's remains were found buried outside the Gores' home. (WTKR)

A nearby homeowner reported his house was broken into and claimed gold bullion, a vacuum cleaner, a passport, $2,000 in cash and other items had been stolen, according to a police report.

Investigators trailed the bullion to an auction house, which claimed to have bought the gold from 25-year-old Shannon Gore.

Authorities arrived at her mobile home in Gloucester with a search warrant when they made the shocking discovery.

The girl's blond-hair was matted and filled with knots. She wore only a diaper and t-shirt and was eating flakes of dried skin on her body.

Brian Gore, 29, reportedly told police the girl had been kept in the cage since the summer.

"It was horrific. I don't know what else to say," Lt. Scott Little of the Sheriff's Department told Virginia's Daily Press on Friday.

"They seemed like nice people," neighbor Tim Hudnall told the newspaper. He noted he had seen the baby boy, but never saw a girl with the Gores in the six years they've been neighbors.

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#2  Postby laklak » May 05, 2011 3:18 am

Fucking hell.
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#3  Postby maichem » May 05, 2011 3:46 am

A bittersweet story from several years ago of a girl in horrific circumstances similar to this one:

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#4  Postby CarlPierce » May 05, 2011 3:50 pm

Just how many people in the US live in 'mobile' homes?
I thought they were a first-world country. Very sad story for everyone.
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#5  Postby Wiðercora » May 05, 2011 4:13 pm

CarlPierce wrote:Just how many people in the US live in 'mobile' homes? I thought they were a first-world country.


So what?
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#6  Postby CarlPierce » May 05, 2011 4:16 pm

Wiðercora wrote:
CarlPierce wrote:Just how many people in the US live in 'mobile' homes? I thought they were a first-world country.


So what?


So if people live in caravans without mod cons they are likely to have a less happy life.
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#7  Postby Jörmungandr » May 05, 2011 4:20 pm

CarlPierce wrote:

So if people live in caravans without mod cons they are likely to have a less happy life.


Living in a mobile home isn't like living in the back of a van. They have plumbing, electricity, appliances, and what have you. I wouldn't want to live in one myself, but I've seen mobile homes that were actually pretty nice.
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#8  Postby Wiðercora » May 05, 2011 4:23 pm

CarlPierce wrote:
Wiðercora wrote:
CarlPierce wrote:Just how many people in the US live in 'mobile' homes? I thought they were a first-world country.


So what?


So if people live in caravans without mod cons they are likely to have a less happy life.


They're not caravans. They have mod cons. Running water, electricity, internet. The one I infrequently stay in even has a 36" HD television with 5.1 surround sound.
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#9  Postby Onyx8 » May 05, 2011 4:27 pm

Mobile home merely means that the home is constructed in a factory and shipped to the site as opposed to being built on site. They are often built in two halves (double-wide) and connected together. They can be large, spacious and well appointed.
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#10  Postby Ironclad » May 05, 2011 4:30 pm

CarlPierce wrote:Just how many people in the US live in 'mobile' homes?
I thought they were a first-world country. Very sad story for everyone.


Carl mate, caravan parks are very common in GB. Many older folk make micro-towns hidden from sight, they sell their big homes, buy a 'static-caravan' and make big savings.

Back on topic; fucking hell! :shock:
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#11  Postby Scot Dutchy » May 05, 2011 4:38 pm

Onyx8 wrote:Mobile home merely means that the home is constructed in a factory and shipped to the site as opposed to being built on site. They are often built in two halves (double-wide) and connected together. They can be large, spacious and well appointed.


Easily blown over. They are also seldom registered in some states making them ideal for criminals and other loathsome creatures (as these bastards) to live. :yuk:

Mobile homes for a lot of people the last chance saloon to get somewhere to live?
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#12  Postby Fallible » May 05, 2011 4:39 pm

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CarlPierce wrote:Just how many people in the US live in 'mobile' homes?
I thought they were a first-world country. Very sad story for everyone.


Carl mate, caravan parks are very common in GB. Many older folk make micro-towns hidden from sight, they sell their big homes, buy a 'static-caravan' and make big savings.

Back on topic; fucking hell! :shock:


Beat me to it. There is a caravan park not far from me. They are often inhabited by older people who take great pride in their homes and little gardens.
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#13  Postby purplerat » May 05, 2011 4:40 pm

CarlPierce wrote:Just how many people in the US live in 'mobile' homes?
I thought they were a first-world country. Very sad story for everyone.

How many people in the UK live in 'flats'? I thought they were a first-world country. Very sad that so many live in 2 dimensional homes.
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#14  Postby laklak » May 05, 2011 4:41 pm

We were looking at them up in North Carolina, as a cheap way to put a house on vacant acreage. They're only "mobile " in the sense that they're towed in by truck and set up on a foundation. We looked at one that was 28 x 50 feet (1400 ft 2 with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, sunken jacuzzi tub, cathedral ceilings and island kitchen for $40,000. Not a bad deal. I've seen ones that come in 3 sections of 14 x 70 feet with 5 bedrooms.

Then there are these sort:

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Not as nice but still not a caravan. These are "single wides" and can be as cheap as $20,000 brand new.
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#15  Postby devogue » May 05, 2011 4:42 pm

Fuck the sodding mobile homes.

Poor child.
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#16  Postby Scot Dutchy » May 05, 2011 4:43 pm

purplerat wrote:
CarlPierce wrote:Just how many people in the US live in 'mobile' homes?
I thought they were a first-world country. Very sad story for everyone.

How many people in the UK live in 'flats'? I thought they were a first-world country. Very sad that so many live in 2 dimensional homes.


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#17  Postby Jörmungandr » May 05, 2011 4:44 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
purplerat wrote:
CarlPierce wrote:Just how many people in the US live in 'mobile' homes?
I thought they were a first-world country. Very sad story for everyone.

How many people in the UK live in 'flats'? I thought they were a first-world country. Very sad that so many live in 2 dimensional homes.


Appartments to you.


But they're not "apart", so maybe they should be togetherments.

At any rate, I think you entirely missed the joke purplerat was making at your expense. :lol:
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#18  Postby Scot Dutchy » May 05, 2011 5:03 pm

Jörmungandr wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:
purplerat wrote:
How many people in the UK live in 'flats'? I thought they were a first-world country. Very sad that so many live in 2 dimensional homes.


Appartments to you.


But they're not "apart", so maybe they should be togetherments.

At any rate, I think you entirely missed the joke purplerat was making at your expense. :lol:


At my expence? I live in the Netherlands. :lol:

Well in living in a "duplex" must be painful :lol:
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#19  Postby BrandySpears » May 05, 2011 6:11 pm

Where Mulholland drive meets Laurel Canyon in LA, there are a bunch of these types of mobile homes.
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#20  Postby Beatsong » May 05, 2011 7:04 pm

Onyx8 wrote:Mobile home merely means that the home is constructed in a factory and shipped to the site as opposed to being built on site. They are often built in two halves (double-wide) and connected together. They can be large, spacious and well appointed.


So is that what's meant by "trailer", as in "trailer park", "trailer trash" etc? Or is that something different?
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