Police Say Charges Unlikely In Kan. Woman's Death

By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert
By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Wichita police say it's unlikely charges
will be filed against family members in the death of a morbidly
obese woman who fell off a couch and remained on the floor for
several days before help was summoned.
Police Lt. Doug Nolte says the fire department was called to the
54-year-old woman's home Feb. 25. Firefighters called police
because it appeared there had been some neglect, and the woman was
taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police said Friday the woman died of bed sores and infections
within in the past few days, though Nolte didn't know the exact
date.
He says the woman's 90-year-old mother and 55-year-old brother
were unable to lift the woman, but did feed her while she was on
the floor. The mother told KAKE-TV her daughter weighed 350 pounds.


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