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Explosive new details coming in on a basement dungeon revealing one of the most horrifying fraud schemes ever seen.
Welcome to a new hour of America live everyone I'm Megyn Kelly.
Four malnourished mentally disabled adults found it changed to a boiler in this Philadelphia house of horrors.
Police say they were kidnapped to being held captive by a 51 year old woman who was collecting and using their Social Security checks.
Now detectives are searching for more victims after discovering personal documents from fifty other people.
And the prime suspect already convicted of starving a man to death back in 1981.
This is a terrible case but it's one that might get even worse quite frankly.
Trace Gallagher live out West -- -- with more Trace.
Really -- -- story -- -- I mean this is the owner of the building who actually discovered that He went down to the basement notice there was a lot of trash hanging around and there was a dog that was barking on the other side of the door so.
He opened it up and you can look at it right there He was a six by ten boiler room.
And there were four people that were actually change.
And in pain.
The police and then of course were called to the scene here's -- the police commissioner said listen.
It's just really baffling that another human being could treat people this way I mean when you look at the conditions.
Under which they were kept.
I mean it's just something out of a dungeon actually and to know that she would take advantage the ability of being like this just simply make you sick and it's -- the way to describe it.
And then police arrested this woman she is 51 year old Linda Weston and two other men were also arrested as accomplices they also uncovered -- -- documents like driver's licenses Social Security cards.
And filled out forms powers of attorney giving her access to these people's money.
Police believe the four people change in the basement were actually taken from Texas to Florida and then to Philadelphia and now police are kind of widening their probe to Texas and Florida and see if there's maybe more victims more people being held.
Linda west as you said convicted back in 1981.
Of starting a man to death in a closet.
He was in Philadelphia at the time she'd beat him with a hammer she fed him twice in three months and then disposed of his body -- and in an abandoned home nearby she served eight years in prison for that.
And now police are investigating other victims they think she'll be in prison a lot longer.
This time around.
On -- chemistry -- you.
Of one of those victims was a disabled man named Herbert -- his grandmother now speaking out.
Saying she knew something was wrong when her grandson vanished three years ago.
Thinking along those good these they were holding them somewhere some -- a list of trust in patient.
You know it'd be good care of him something He would then need to know.
If I've tried to get him get to.
Not have that kind of confidence in people don't do that it would euphoria ended that black frame and -- and.
Mills -- in Norfolk Virginia none of the victims were from Philadelphia leading investigators to believe that they were trafficked across state lines -- continually moved around.
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