Philadelphia police found a woman with special needs tied up and malnourished in her caregiver’s basement on Saturday.
The 36-year-old woman wasn’t diagnosed, but authorities say has a very limited vocabulary. She had sores on her body and was covered in urine and feces.
Her caregiver, identified only as Regina, was arrested on Friday after an unrelated altercation with a neighbor, Liza Figuroa.
Figuroa said she called police Firday night after a heated argument with her neighbor.
“The verbal turned into a physical, she ended up on the floor,” she told CBS Philly.
Police searched Regina’s home after they were told their might be a child there.
“The gate on her side was broken; she always wanted to make sure nobody came on her side,” Figuroa said.
The woman found in the house was very thin and frail.
“She was tied up. She was covered in urine and feces and had abrasions all over,” police told CBS.
The caretaker’s cousin, identified as Phyllis, told WPVI that she need to get more detail about what really occurred.
“She’s been taking care of her practically all her life,” Phyllis said. “I talked to her last night and she was fine.”