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Cops: 4 older men held in 'deplorable' Texas home

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HOUSTON (WKOW) -- Four elderly men have been found in a home where they were being held captive in "deplorable" conditions, according to authorities in Houston.

Police Sgt. Steven Murdock says a concerned neighbor called authorities Friday morning about men in a North Houston house. Officers who responded found three men locked in a garage and a fourth in the home.

Murdock says the captor could have been holding the men, who were homeless, to cash checks then men were receiving. It's unclear whether the men were targeted for their Social Security payments or some other kind.

He says the men were malnourished and "almost invalids." Three were taken to a hospital for treatment.

One person is in custody.

 

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