Police said one of three starving children found in a Monterey County home last week was "emaciated" and appeared to be abused.
The two boys, 5 and 6, and a girl were taken into protective custody and are recovering, according to the Associated Press. Authorities said chains appear to have been used to restrain the children.
"It seems that the little girl was the major target of this abuse," Miller told the Herald.
Two adults, identified as Eraca Dawn Craig, 31, and Christian Jessica Deana, 44, were arrested.
Police continued to investigate how long the children had been held at the home in Salinas where they were found last week.