Child Kidnapped, Starved and Beaten
Elsa claims she was abused almost daily and beaten with ropes, chains and whips by the people she thought were her adoptive parents, Joe and his wife, Evangeline. Elsa claims Evangeline smashed her fingers with a hammer, cut off part of her tongue with a pair of clippers and even tied her to her highchair and threw her down two flights of stairs. When she would get grounded, she claims Joe and Evangeline would starve her for 1-2 weeks. Elsa says the abuse lasted for years until an unlikely person stepped up and helped rescue her. Find out what Detective Debbie Richmond discovered when she saw Elsa at the hospital. We’ll also hear why Elsa says she refused to talk to police, and how her aunt Susan convinced her.