Two children found dead, tortured in Redding storage unit

REDDING (KRON) – Two people were arrested Friday in connection with the death of two children, ages 3 and 5, whose bodies were found dead in a Redding storage unit, the Redding Police Department said.

Tami Joy Huntsman, 39, and Gonzalo Curiel, 17, are being charged with felony child abuse, torture, mayhem and could also face murder charges, according to police. Their relationship to the children is unknown at this time.

The bodies were discovered as authorities investigated the abuse of the third child, according to a police statement released Monday.

A third child was found severely abused and is undergoing surgery. The child’s condition was not immediately available.

Huntsman and Curiel are recent residents of Salinas but current residents of the community of Quincy.

The two suspects are being held in the Plumas County Jail on the initial charges, authorities said.

A homicide investigation has been opened and autopsy results are pending.

Salinas police are assisting the Redding Police Department with the investigation. Authorities searched their former residence in Salinas, where the teen and woman recently lived. They did not say whether they found anything.

The identities of the children have not yet been released.

CNN and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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