When officers moved the dresser aside, moreover, they discovered a hidden hole cut into the wall. And when they peered into the darkness within, they saw Ricky and his mother hiding in the tiny space. Alarmingly, the chamber was just 12 feet long and only five feet wide.
Apparently, officers could not even stand up inside the space, which was just four feet tall. Had Ricky really been kept hidden in this secret room for two whole years? As the boy, now six, was taken into custody, those present experienced a heartbreaking sight.