Texas woman arrested after forcing her teen daughter to live with her dead grandmother’s corpse for three years.
A Texas woman has been arrested after she was found living in a home with her dead mother for three years after the elderly woman was left on her bedroom floor to die, officials said.
Delissa Navonne Crayton, 47, of Seguin, following her arrest last week was charged with injury to a child under 15 for allowing her daughter to reside in the two-bedroom home with her grandmother’s decomposing corpse, according to the Seguin Police Department.
Police believe that the elder Crayton fell on the floor in 2016 and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. However, the woman, 71 at the time – died after lying there for five days unattended, cops said.
The two-bedroom home included one room with the skeletal remains of Jacqueline, and a second bedroom shared by Delissa Crayton and her daughter, according to police.
Authorities said forcing the teen daughter to live with her grandmother’s corpse caused her ‘serious mental deficiency, impairment or injury’ in their booking charges.
More charges are expected upon investigators formally confirming the skeletal remains found in the home on July 7 as those of Jacqueline Louise Crayton, Delissa’s mother.
The unidentified granddaughter has been placed with family members. Delissa Crayton is being held at the Guadalupe County Jail on a $200K bond reported CBS Dallas Forth Worth.
Unclear- is why the daughter failed to obtain assistance for her mother and allowed her rotting corpse to remain at the residence.
Investigators believe Jacqueline Crayton fell w/ non-life threatening injuries. At the time, Delissa Crayton and her daughter were living with her. Police believe Delissa Crayton failed to provide help to her mother leading her to die within a few days. https://t.co/kY09Y8kjVk
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