The children would kick and punch the doors hoping someone would hear them and help them, the report said.
The adults stopped locking them in the closet after the girl pretended that she had died, which spooked them. After that, the children would sleep on the floor of another room.
When Golden-Hazel and Hazel would barely feed them, the children would be forced to sneak food or eat out of the garbage, which would sometimes make them violently ill.
The boy was also beaten with extension cords and other items, the report said.
The girl does not know how to spell her name and initially lied to police that she hadn’t been abused, police said. The report said that she was extremely scared and appeared to have been “coached on what to say.”
Golden-Hazel told police that the kids have had a troubled childhood and make up stories, the report said. She said she home-schools them but police wrote that she doesn’t have books in the house or the qualifications to do so.
Hazel told police that Golden-Hazel is in charge of doctor’s appointments and doesn’t know if the kids had ever been. He said that he is trying to do better but works a lot, the report said.
The Department of Children and Families released the children to two other people. The relationships between the children and the new guardians was redacted. The relationship between the children and Golden-Hazel and Hazel was also redacted.
Golden-Hazel and Hazel remain in Palm Beach County Jail on $100,000 bail each.