BARSTOW, Calif. (PRESS RELEASE) A Barstow Sheriff’s deputy responded to a residence to conduct a welfare check and discovered a critically injured 66-year-old woman in her home after a week, authorities said.
On May 18, 2017, at approximately 5:15 a.m., a woman reported she was unable to contact her sister for a few days and was worried.
Barstow Sheriff’s Deputy David Johnson drove to the woman’s residence on the 34000 block of Western Drive in Lenwood to check on her.
He found suspicious circumstances and entered the residence.
Inside he found the woman emaciated and on the floor and he quickly summoned medical aid. The woman was confused, malnourished and weighed an estimated 70 pounds.
Johnson later determined she had taken a serious fall and was in the same spot for approximately one week. She had been unable to get up or reach her a telephone to summon help.
The woman was rushed to Barstow Community Hospital where she remains in serious but stable condition. She will be transferred to a long-term care facility for rehabilitation.
The falls appeared to be accidental. Anyone with information about this incident can contact Deputy David Johnson or Sergeant James Evans at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Barstow Station.