Investigators Assisted by Parrot in Elder Abuse Case

A South Carolina woman is accused of neglect in the death of her 98-year old mother.  Police who investigated say a pet parrot in the home would cry for help then laugh, mimicking the interaction between the mother and daughter.  The bird would yell, "help me, help me," and then he would laugh, according to police reports.

St. George police found the elderly woman covered in bed sores on one side.  She was in an unheated bedroom where the window was open to dissipate the odor of those wounds.

The elderly woman was taken to a hospital where she died the next day.  Her daughter, Gloria Clark, is charged with abuse and neglect resulting in the death of a vulnerable adult.

 

Sources:

WISTV.com

ABAJournal.com

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