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“I Thought I Was Going To Die There” — Philadelphia Woman Held Captive In Basement For 10 Years Speaks Out

A Woman Finally Speaks Out After Being Held Hostage For 10 Years In Basements

By: Eboni Walker

A woman who was held hostage in a basement for 10 years has finally spoken out.

In an interview with local television station WCAU this week, Tamara Breeden said, “I thought I was going to die there.”

Seven years ago Breeden escaped from the basement of the Philadelphia home, where she was held, hostage.

Breeden described her time being there as horrendous. She, along with a number of other disabled and mentally challenged adults were physically abused and kept in unimaginable conditions.

The 36-year-old told the media outlet they were kept without light, beds, or bathrooms. She and others were forced to urinate and defecate inside of a bucket, wear dirty clothes and weren’t allowed to take showers.

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Linda Weston was the captor of the group, with four accomplices who helped her.