Two family members were arrested in Georgia after a bedridden woman was found with her legs rotting and maggots crawling on her, officials said.
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Emergency responders responded to the Buford home Thursday and discovered the obese woman near-death in “deplorable” conditions, news station WXIA reported.
Her husband, Terry Sorrell, 54, and son, Christian Sorrell, 18, were taken into custody on suspicion of neglecting a disabled or elderly person.
When authorities arrived, the woman was reportedly still sitting in a “Mega Mover” that was used by EMTs about a month ago to transport her to a local hospital. The device, however, had turned from white to brown and was covered in feces, according to officials.
There was also garbage surrounding her bed and “lining the floors” of the apartment, authorities said.
“When I first walked through the front door I was overwhelmed with the smell of human feces and garbage,” a responding officer wrote in a police report.
Police said her legs appeared to be turning black — a sign that tissue had decomposed. She was also allegedly covered with insects, including maggots and cockroaches, that were eating her flesh.
The woman’s husband and son, who are her caretakers, remained in custody at Gwinnett County Jail. They are each being held on $22,000 bond.