The Hawaii couple suspected of murdering their adopted 6-year-old daughter kept the girl locked up in a dog cage at night in their bathroom, according to court documents.
The sickening details of the alleged conditions endured by Isabella Kalua were revealed to detectives by the girl’s biological sister.
Isabella’s adoptive parents, Isaac and Lehua Kalua initially claimed to police that the girl vanished from their home on Sept. 12. The parents were arrested last week.
But Isabella’s sister, told investigators said, Isabella “was in the bathroom in a dog cage, duct tape on her mouth and nose, and she didn’t wake up,” according to the police affidavit in support of warrants for the Kaluas’ arrests.
The sister said she knows Isabella is “dead because she was there,” the court documents say.
“Lehua then filled the bathtub with water and put (Isabella) in it to see if she would wake up, but it did not work,” the documents said.
The sister said she had to then help carry Isabella to their bedroom, according to the documents.
Isabella was kept in the cage at night, the sister told detectives.
According to the affidavit, police recovered surveillance footage on Sept. 13 — the day the adoptive parents reported Isabella missing — that showed the girl was last seen on cameras on Aug. 18.
Cops have yet to recover Isabella’s body.
With Post wires