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Based on what the adults told authorities, investigators believe "they were involved possibly in a ritual of some sort," police spokesman John Quigley said. "It may have had something to do with undemonizing the child in some manner."
Police learned of the death around 12:30 a.m. when the unidentified man and woman were seen walking naked down a city street with two children, a 2-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl, Quigley said.
The 7-year-old provided investigators with information that led them to the motel, where they found the girl's body. The two adults had apparently been living there for some time, possibly through assistance from a church, Quigley said.
Originally posted by kegs
As far as I can tell nobody knows anything about this story other than what is in that CNN article. Not to defend the couple if what has been by others is accurate, but what automatically makes them crazy? There may be far more behind that story than any news agency knows or cares to report. since when did we start taking any news agencys reports for granted? when its not related to politics? since when was a dazed couple walking naked down a street with a child commonplace?
were charged with cruelty to children, public indecency and obstruction of police and were taken to a psychiatric ward.
A 6-year-old girl found dead in a motel room had been strangled, stabbed, beaten and covered in pages torn from a Bible
The relationship between the two adults and three children was not immediately clear. Quigley said DNA testing would be conducted to determine whether the children were related to the Careys.
Quigley said relatives have established that Careys are the girl's biological parents, although no DNA testing has been done.
A family acquaintance told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Christopher Carey was a religious fanatic and a controlling husband.
Dina Allen, 34, who worked with Valerie Carey at a Philadelphia water company about five years ago, said the woman shared disturbing stories about her husband.
"He was very controlling," said Allen. "She told me he punched the girl in the chest. She had to be only 2. I was like, 'Oh, my God.'"
Allen did not say how hard the child was hit, but said it was done to discipline her.
"Her husband was a religious fanatic. Everything was a sin," she told the newspaper.
Quigley would not comment on whether the two other children were involved in some kind of defiling of the girl's dead body. Both were placed with the state Division of Family and Children Services.