Animal-Hoarding Mom Hit With New Abuse And Neglect ChargesA west suburban woman was indicted Friday on 19 counts, including neglect, after her mentally disabled 14-year-old son died Sept. 8 in a filthy, insect-infested home filled with more than 100 cats and other animals.
Family Speaks Out About Boy's Death At Squalid HomeIt was an extreme case of animal hoarding. There were hundreds of animals living inside a Berwyn house. A teenager was found dead there and now, for the first time, the family is revealing why they never called for help.
Children In Squalid Berwyn Home May Never Have Had Medical CareA disabled boy who died in a squalid Berwyn home and his siblings had never had any medical care in most of their lives, a police report says.
Mom Charged After Disabled Boy Dies At Squalid Berwyn HomeA 49-year-old woman has been charged with criminal abuse, neglect and child endangerment after her disabled teenage son died amid squalid conditions in their west suburban home.