In March 2014, 5-year-old Jordan Bleimeyer made headlines as the boy held captive in what some called the “Harry Potter Closet.” Alerted to Jordan’s plight by his older step siblings, authorities rescued the child who had been starved and forced to stay inside a small closet under the stairs of his parents’ Houston-area home. Reportedly, he weighed just 29 lbs. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Are you involved in a story that has made the headlines?
Jordan’s father, Bradley, and stepmother, Tammi, were arrested and charged with felony child endangerment. WATCH A Dr. Phil Exclusive: The Boy under the Stairs?
“It’s something no child should ever, ever have to endure,” said Jordan’s biological mother, Windy, in an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil in 2014. “I think those people are monsters.”
Windy claimed that at the time he was rescued by police, Bradley and Tammi had kept Jordan away from her for two years. WATCH: Teen Says She Brought Bread To Her Stepbrother When Their Parents Starved Him
Tammi Bleimeyer vehemently denied ever locking her stepson in a closet and claimed she didn’t know he was being abused. She is currently serving out a 28-year prison term for her role in Jordan’s abuse. Bradley Bleimeyer received a 15-year sentence.
What did Dr. Phil say about the Bleimeyer home when Tammi’s attorneys let him inside?
Watch the video above for a recap of the events of 2014, then tune in to this Dr. Phil exclusive airing Thursday
for an update on Jordan.
Plus, find out what three of his step siblings are saying today about the abuse Jordan endured while being held captive in his own home.
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