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Mother charged after children found living inside crate hidden in underground cave

Brittany Mugrauer
Brittany Mugrauer

24-year-old Brittany Mugrauer was arrested and charged with child endangerment after her two kids were found living in a tiny crate hidden in an underground cave.

A six-year-old and a four-year-old were found in an eight foot by 10 foot crate containing car seats, two small blankets and rubbish.

The four-year-old was eating old noodles with their hands from a dirty cup, police said.

The kids explained they weren’t wearing shoes because they didn’t have any, and the 6-year-old boy said he didn’t go to school, even though he should be in first grade.

The children have since been taken to a hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, US where they have been bathed and given clean clothes.