Two parents face charges after they neglected their teenage daughter with disabilities leading to her death, according to a report.
Deputies were the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina were told of the victim’s death at the hospital on April 11, according to WSPA. Police did not release the victim’s name but said she had disabilities and health issues.
Police said the girl’s parents failed to provide proper care and did not take her to any medical appointments for a year, according to the report.
Officials then searched the girl’s home and said it was full of feces, urine, flies, maggots and roaches.
Investigators then charged David Eugene Baynard, 53, and Bobbie Jo Baynard, 42, in the case, according to WSPA.
They were charged with murder and turned themselves in to deputies this week. They are being held in a South Carolina jail without bond.
“It is one of the worst cases of child abuse and neglects his investigators have ever investigated. These are the types of cases that pull at the heartstrings of the law enforcement investigators and medical professors working these abuse cases,” Sheriff Steve Mueller said, according to WSPA.
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