Police: Man held younger sister captive in bedroom ‘dungeon’

Posted: April 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

[trib_ndn vid=25874294]SEYMOUR, Conn (Hartford Courant) — What veteran police Officer Lisa Wexler saw inside a stinking, dark, locked bedroom on Eleanor Road was like nothing else she had experienced in her nearly 24 years of policing.

A frail, starving woman covered head-to-toe with feces and urine sat in a room so foul officers couldn’t breathe. They had to leave and call in a colleague wearing a hazardous material suit with an air pack to explore the room.

“Your eyes immediately watered. The smell … awful. We had to change uniforms after leaving because the stench was in them,” Wexler said Friday afternoon at a press conference outside the Seymour Police Department. “I served on the New Haven police force for 22 years before retiring and coming here last July. I never saw anything like this in my years with New Haven. I was absolutely shocked.”

The 56-year-old woman was recovering…

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