Woman Dead in Bed 8 Months Despite Daily Visits

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    WILMINGTON, N.C. — The body of an elderly woman remained in her bed for up to eight months even though caretakers paid daily visits to the house and kept it tidy, authorities said Wednesday.

    Sheriff's deputies were investigating the suspicious death of Blanche Matilda Roth after the corpse was found in her suburban home in Wilmington, on the Atlantic coast, on Tuesday following a call to 911.

    New Hanover County Deputy Charles Smith said Roth likely died in May, before her 88th birthday in September. Her body was found after the 911 caller, whose identity was being withheld by authorities, reported that an elderly woman in the home was unconscious and not breathing.

    Smith said caretakers had been going in and out of the house on a quiet cul-de-sac on a daily basis. He would not specify if the caretakers were family members but said they were not nurses. At least four other people also lived in the house, a neighbor said.

    Failure to report a death is a felony in North Carolina.

     
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    Oh! that explains why she wasn't putting out!
















    sorry!
     
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    OMG! Those people should be fired and be forced to pay 8 months of back payl That is outrageous.
     
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    Good Lord!! How could anyone not smell the stench of decomp? If they didn't know it was decomp you'd think someone would have at least gone in and checked her underwear for poop.

    If this was the caretaker treatment she was getting while she was still alive I think everybody should go down on elder abuse charges as well. No one fed her? No one changed the sheets? No one bathed her or changed her clothes? No one checked on her or spoke to her?
     
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    caretakers, family, social security checks!
     
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    soc checks bingo bango.....8 months unbelievable
     
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