Police find deceased woman, assist bedridden Appleton man
Appleton — A relative living out of state called police Tuesday, April 15, when they were unable to contact a man and his wife from Appleton for more than a week.
According to Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison, Deputy Nathaniel Jack arrived at the couple's home and heard a man's voice calling for help. When the officer entered the home, he discovered a 70-year-old man lying on the floor and the body of his 60-year-old wife and caregiver in the bathroom. The death does not appear to be suspicious, police said, and the woman had been under a doctor's care recently.
Police said the man was bedridden and also had medical issues. He was unable to get to a phone inside the home to call for help and police suspect the man had been on the floor for several days. He was taken to Waldo County General Hospital for treatment.
The names of the couple have not been released.
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Stephanie also was editor of VillageSoup's Capital Weekly in Augusta and has nearly a decade of experience in the newspaper business ranging from southern and central Maine to Waldo County.
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