Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A possible neglect case involving an 82-year-old woman in Augusta has now turned into a homicide investigation.
Lillie Miller died at the hospital back in November. She had a long history of illnesses and used a feeding tube, but the coroner became suspicious after noticing symptoms that were unusual for a stroke patient.
The coroner says the woman's skin was so dry that it was flaking and that her nails were so long they were curling.
Investigators say charges for cruelty to an adult 65 or older could be coming by the end of the week, but there is no word on who would be charged in this case.
News 12 will keep you updated.
Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.
Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.