Miss Elizabeth Struhs, aged 8, died in January of this year; Parents were members of an extremist cult in Australia Photo: Reproduction
Twelve members of a religious sect in Queensland, Australia, were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the death of 8yearold Elizabeth Struhs in January this year. Elizabeth had diabetes and was denied insulin doses, according to police. The case happened in the city of Toowoomba.
The young woman’s older sister described the group her parents belonged to as a “feardriven” cult that takes religion to the extreme. According to local newspaper Courrier Mail, members of the group believed the girl would be resurrected.
Earlier this year, the girl’s father and mother, Jason and Kerrie Struhs, had already been charged with murder, torture and failure to provide basic necessities as part of the investigation into the young woman’s death. You are trapped.
The new 12 accused of involvement in Elizabeth’s death range in age from 19 to 64. According to a Queensland Police statement, members of the group were aware of the child’s health problems but did not seek medical attention.
The parents and members of the cult only prayed for the young woman’s recovery and the authorities were only called the day after her death.
“In my 40 years in the police force, I’ve never had a problem like this,” said Detective Garry Watts.