Friday, March 28, 2008

Elderly KC Woman Found in Own Waste Dies

An 85-year-old woman who had been allowed to lie in her own waste for several years died at a hospital this morning.

Police arrested a man and two women last Thursday after finding Hazel L. Byes in her bed in the 5700 block of Forest Avenue. An ambulance took Byes to a hospital for treatment.

Police said today they were presenting a case to prosecutors today for possible criminal charges.
According to a police report, firefighters had been called to help transfer Byes, described as “bedridden and overweight,” to a hospital. An officer who responded noted a strong odor of human waste when he entered the home. The source became clear when he saw Byes’ bed, the officer wrote in his report.


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