This statement was sent to the media by Paige Flanigan, an attorney in Princeton:
James and Betty Turpin had no knowledge of the allegations that have been made regarding this matter other than what has been seen in the media.
Mr. and Mrs. Turpin learned of yesterdays’ (sic) events through the media and have no information regarding the allegations as they have been unable to speak to their son, daughter-in-law or grandchildren.
James and Betty respect and understand the role of the media but would ask the media to respect their family’s privacy at this time as they deal with this difficult situation as their focus is solely on the safety of their son and grandchildren.
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