Second Body of Elderly Person Found Near Caretaker's Residence

The son of an elderly south-Florida woman who was missing for more than two months, said Tuesday that he is heartsick to learn that a body found in the neighborhood where she lived was his mother. This is the second body of an elderly person found in the neighborhood in recent weeks. Police and investigators have interviewed another resident  of the neighborhood in hopes of getting some answers.

Whether she will provide insight is doubtful, authorities said. "She's been untruthful with us," said a police spokesman. The woman in question was the "self-appointed caretaker" of 78-year-old found last week, and a 67-year-old divorced man from whose body was found Aug. 25 about 25 feet from where the woman's was discovered Friday. Both bodies were discovered in woods behind the "caretaker's" unit in a mobile home park where she lived with her boyfriend.

Detectives suspect foul play because of the way that each body was buried under dirt and/or brush. Two former prosecutors said a murder case hinges on what the Medical Examiner's Office comes up with. Toxicology tests and the anthropologist's examination of the bones are critical, they said. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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