Grandmother admits to locking teen with special needs in bedroom

Janie L. Gill (Source: Greenwood Co. Sheriff's Office)

GREENWOOD COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) -- New documents shed more light on what led to the arrest of an Oklahoma grandmother accused of leaving her autistic grandson at a Kansas rest stop.

Janie Gill faces child neglect charges in Oklahoma. She also is expected to face felony charges in Greenwood County.

Gill's 17-year-old grandson was found at the Beaumont rest stop in Greenwood County on Nov. 29. A day was spent identifying him because he is non-verbal with mental disabilities. Another day was spent trying to locate his family.

According to the affidavit, a 28-year-old woman, identified only as C.W., contacted police on Nov. 30, after watching the news and told them she recognized the boy.

The woman told police Gill wanted to relocate the teen. She said Gill told her she locked the boy in his bedroom/bathroom while she went to work at night.

The woman also said Gill asked her to use a baby monitor to check on the boy while she was at work, but she refused.

During a search of Gill's home, a deadbolt was found on the bedroom/bathroom.

The affidavit says Gill confessed to dropping the teen off at a rest stop in Kansas because she knew that someone would find him and "give the services and care that he needed."

The boy is now in protective custody.