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Nov 26, 2013 11:13 PM by Lupita Murillo

Neighbor who helped save the girls who were imprisoned for 2 years speaks to News 4

TUCSON - The woman who helped save the girls who were being held captive in a Midtown home for two years and neighbors surrounding the home are speaking out to News 4 Tucson.

Alice said the girls were distraught and very hysterical when they came to her. The girls then told her that their stepdad broke down a door and had a knife.

She asked them to come inside her home and called 911. Alice asked the girls where they lived and why she had never seen them before. The girls told her they were not supposed to be seen.

She is not the only one who didn't know the children were living in the house.

Dorothy Wait said, "We didn't have no idea, that's how hush hush they were. Obviously, I mean that's just horrible. I just don't believe it, I can't believe it, I've got girls of my own, and I could never imagine that."

Dave Lenckus, who lives around the area, said that about a year ago he helped a pizza delivery girl find the home where the girls were being imprisoned. He said he never saw or heard anything and nothing looked out of the ordinary.

"Oh my God, I am speechless. I did not know that. That probably explains the arguing," said Selena Soto. She said she walks by the house everyday on her way to school and has seen the couple arguing on multiple occasions."

Donna Tatro walks her dog everyday by the house. She told News 4 Tucson her message to the parents, "All children do not belong to us. They are loaned to us by God, to take care of them for him."

The neighbors say they are praying for the girls and also thanking Alice for being their angel.

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