Parents are meant to nurture their children and care for them.

But in a horrifying display of parental neglect and abuse, 16-year-old Natalie Finn was found dead after suffering a heart attack that occurred due to starvation.

Natalie was found wearing an adult diaper, surrounded by and covered in human and animal waste in an empty bedroom that held urine soaked blankets and a large number of animals.

These included over a dozen cats and several dogs, who were in kennels throughout the house.

Natalie, along with her 15-year-old brother and 14-year-old sister, had all been adopted.

Her other two siblings escaped the same fate but were found in terrible condition – underweight, malnourished, and with bedsores peppered across their skin.

Nicole Finn, the 42-year-old adoptive mother to these children, was arrested with a first-degree murder charge on account of Natalie’s death.

Meanwhile, her ex-husband Joseph Finn was also charged with kidnapping, neglect and child endangerment.

Child protective services had apparently visited the Finns prior to this tragedy’s occurrence.

They had indeed found Natalie to be underweight, but were led to believe that she was the one who chose to abstain from eating.

But after the incident, it was revealed that this was far from the case, as all three children had been starved, tortured, and forced to stay home against their will.

Windows in the house had been boarded up and blocked to prevent escape.

Rest in peace, Natalie. We are truly sorry for the cruelty of the parents who were supposed to love and protect you.

Thankfully, Natalie’s siblings are on their way to a better life.

Do share this story as we hope the parents are brought to justice.

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