Inside the Texas home where the malnourished, shackled siblings lived over 18 years ago

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Inside the Texas home where the malnourished, shackled siblings lived over 18 years ago

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Photos from the Texas home where David and Louise Turpin lived with their now-adult children nearly two decades ago show a filthy, decrepit interior that most likely had human feces on the walls, the current owner told ABC News.

Thirteen siblings, believed to be the Turpins’ biological children, were found malnourished and shackled in a home in Perris, California, on Sunday after a 17-year-old girl escaped and called 911. She was so emaciated that responding officers said the teen "appeared to be only 10 years old."

Before the Turpins moved into their home in Perris around 2014, they lived in Murietta, California, and near Fort Worth, Texas.

The current owner of the Turpins’ former Texas home bought the foreclosed property about 18 years ago and took photos of the condition of the structure, he told ABC News.

PHOTO: The current owner of the Fort Worth home where the Turpins lived with their now-adult children shows a filthy interior when they bought it 18 years ago. (Obtained by ABC News)

The images appear to show carpets and walls covered in large stains. David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 49, likely lived there with many of their seven now-adult children, who range in age from 18 to 29.

PHOTO: The current owner of the Fort Worth home where the Turpins lived with their now-adult children shows a filthy interior when they bought it 18 years ago. (Obtained by ABC News)

The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he was certain feces were smeared all over the walls of every room at the time that he bought the home.

PHOTO: ABC News has obtained photos from the current home owner of the Turpin’s Fort Worth home. He took these home photos 18 years ago when he purchased the home through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Obtained by ABC News)

The current owner said he and his wife were young and naive when they moved in and believed that the previous occupants destroyed the house because it was being foreclosed on.

"They didn’t pick up and go," he said. "They left a mess."

PHOTO: ABC News has obtained photos from the current home owner of the Turpin’s Fort Worth home. He took these home photos 18 years ago when he purchased the home through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Obtained by ABC News)

He never met the family who lived there before him, but he said he found an envelope of photos showing school-age children after an extensive cleanup. He tossed the photos in the garbage, he said.

PHOTO: The current owner of the Fort Worth home where the Turpins lived with their now-adult children shows a filthy interior when they bought it 18 years ago. (Obtained by ABC News)

Neighbors praised the current owner after he moved in for improving the way the home looked, he said. When he moved in, neighbors told him the family never used the front door to enter the home and used the back gate instead.

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