GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) - The little girl police found caged in a crib in Gloucester has left Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the 6-year-old has been awarded to the state and is now with a family outside of the area.
Police initially came to the girl's home to began an investigation into a stolen gold bouillon - 37.5 grams in weight. Detectives came to the single wide mobile home of Shannon and Brian Gore to execute a search of the property.
Detectives found much more than a gold bouillon, inside they found Shannon Gore's 6-year-old daughter in a cage made out of the crib.
The child's parents are accused of keeping the young girl caged, naked, starving, and covered in her own waste.
Officers said she was so hungry they witnessed the child eating the flaky skin from her forehead.
Shannon Gore said her child has down syndrome and cerebral palsy, and according to the court papers kept her in the cage to calm her.
The court papers stated the child got one Pop-Tart in the morning and one in the evening, sometimes with a sandwich.
It is unsure if Brian Gore is the natural father. He admitted to investigators he built the make shift top that turned the crib into a cage. Detectives said Brian Gore said the girl was in the cage since last summer and rarely came out. She would remain in the cage all day while Shannon worked.
Police also found the remains of a child on the property.
Both Shannon Gore and her husband Brian face first degree murder, felony child neglect and attempted capital murder charges.
While the day the girl was released from the hospital was not given, WAVY.com was told that the child is still recovering.
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