PHILADELPHIA – A woman has been accused of leaving her quadriplegic son in the woods in southwest Philadelphia for several days and then going to visit her boyfriend in Maryland.
Authorities say the 21-year-old son has cerebral palsy. They say he was found lying in leaves covered with a blanket next to a wheelchair and a Bible near Cobbs Creek Park on Friday night.
Police describe the son as severely disabled and say he was unable to communicate how he got there. Their investigation indicates he was left there Monday.
Lt. John Walker says the son has been hospitalized with dehydration, malnutrition, a cut to his back and eye injuries.
Police say his school became concerned and called an aunt. They say his mother told relatives and police he was with her in Maryland.
No charges have been filed.