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Police say charges unlikely in Kansas woman's death

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 6, 2012 at 3:54 p.m.

— Wichita police say it's unlikely charges will be filed against family members in the death of a morbidly obese woman who fell off a couch and remained on the floor for several days before help was summoned.

Police Lt. Doug Nolte says the fire department was called to the 54-year-old woman's home Feb. 25. Firefighters called police because it appeared there had been some neglect, and the woman was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police said Friday the woman died of bed sores and infections within in the past few days, though Nolte didn't know the exact date.

He says the woman's 90-year-old mother and 55-year-old brother were unable to lift the woman, but did feed her while she was on the floor. The mother told KAKE-TV her daughter weighed 350 pounds.


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