Police: 3 Locked Woman In Room For Months
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Police in Indiana say three people kept a 65-year-old woman with dementia locked in a tiny room for months while they lived off of her monthly checks.
Police in the city of Anderson freed Anna Turner on Thursday from the 8-foot-by-6-foot utility room where she was forced to sleep on a urine-soaked mattress.
Detective Mitch Carroll says the three suspects were not relatives of Turner. He says they let her out of the room once a month to take her to a store to cash her check.
A probable cause affidavit indicates the suspects may be charged with the confinement and exploitation of an endangered adult. Carroll says Turner was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.
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