Two children found dead in storage unit

- New details are emerging about the two children found dead inside a storage unit in Redding, California.

The children were in the care of 39-year-old Tami Hunstman after their mother was killed.

The investigation was launched when the sheriff's office received a request to check on the welfare of a 9-year-old girl living with Huntsman.

Deputies found the girl with broken bones, missing teeth and open sores.

Hunstman and 17-year-old Gonzalo Curiel were both arrested in connection with the case.

"We have several very experienced veteran investigators and I've been here since 1988 and none of us have witnessed the measure of what this is," said Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood. "Again arriving at a charge of torture and mayhem is not something that one arrives at without a tremendous belief that the nature of the abuse has been severe and ongoing."

Both Hunstman and Curiel have been arraigned on felony child abuse, torture and mayhem charges. The two are jailed on $1 million bail.

The investigation then led authorities about 140 miles northwest to the Redding storage facility where they found the two bodies.

it's not been disclosed whether the two children were killed in the storage unit or elsewhere.

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