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Couple indicted after children found living in filthy home

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A Murfreesboro couple has been indicted on reckless endangerment charges after investigators said the parents' three children were found living in filthy conditions.

According to the Daily News Journal, Richard Silk, 51, and Joyce Thomson, 25, were arrested Wednesday by detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department after a Rutherford County grand jury indicted the couple.

In the police report filed, detectives found what they called "dirty, filthy and hazardous conditions for the children."

The Department of Children's Services is also investigating.

Police officers said they made the initial call at the family's home on Katelyn Court on Mar. 9, after a phone call from the grandmother of the children, ages 4 through 6.

Officers said they found garbage leading from the back patio of the home into the kitchen, mounds of laundry and old food on the stove top.

After detectives conducted their investigation, it was determined appropriate to take the children into state custody.

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