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November 27, 2008

Elder Abuse: Case 'one of the worst' (MI. USA)

Police say case of elder abuse one of the worst they've ever seen
November 25, 2008

MUSKEGON, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A heart-breaking story is developing in Muskegon, a case of elder abuse that Muskegon Police are calling one of the worst cases they've ever seen.
Police uncovered the abuse when someone called 911. When they showed up to the house in the 1600 block of Hoyt, they found an 85-year-old woman covered in filth.

Police say they had some trouble getting into the house, but when the finally did, they saw something they've never seen before.

Inside the house, police say they had to wrestle through piles of garbage and debris to get to an 85-year-old woman who hadn't moved from the couch in weeks, she was covered in her own feces and her own urine.

"I've been in my career around a couple of things like this," said Chief Tony Kleibecker of the Muskegon Police, "for me this is the worst where someone was actually still alive."
Police say the strangest part was finding the woman's 50-year-old son and and live-in caretaker at the home.

The house has been condemned, the woman is in bad shape but expected to survive, her son has been arrested and charged with elder abuse.

"Nobody should have been left in those conditions, nobody," said Chief Kleibecker. "I wouldn't leave an animal in those conditions, let alone a human being, let alone your mom."
Muskegon Police say they are not releasing the name of the woman or her son yet, but the son is expected to be arraigned sometime Wednesday afternoon.

Abridged
SOURCE: WWMT - MI. USA
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