One of the most horrific stories I have heard about. Totally heartbreaking and disgusting at the same time.
An East Feliciana Parish couple has been charged with murder after their incapacitated 36-year-old daughter was found dead on a couch in January, emaciated and covered in her own waste.
Clay and Sheila Fletcher, parents of 36-year-old Lacey Fletcher, have been charged with her second-degree murder. In a recently revealed detail, DailyMail reported that Lacey was last seen alive in public approximately 15 years ago exercising outside her house.
Fletcher’s body bore a hole through the upholstery and cushion, authorities said. The hole was filled with feces and urine. Authorities reportedly said there was fecal matter shoved into Fletcher’s face, chest, and abdomen, and that her hygiene was so neglected that were maggots in her matted, knotted hair.
According to reports, she was in the same place rotting away for at least 12 years. she was so hungry, in fact, they found pieces of the sofa inside of her. The coroner could not even eat for a week.
Even East Feliciana Parish coroner Dr. Ewell Dewitt Bickham III voiced disgust at the scene.
“I couldn’t eat for a week, and I cried for a week,” he told Baton Rouge-based ABC affiliate WBRZ.
It was unknown when the couple last moved their daughter, said 20th Judicial District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla.
“She just urinated and used the bathroom on the couch,” he said. “It was so horrific.”
But Close neighbor Robert Blades told WBRZ that he last saw Lacey outside about fifteen years ago. He reportedly voiced shock that the parents, in the outlet’s paraphrasing, “could have kept such an awful secret.”
According to Blades, Lacey was last seen exercising outside by carrying two weights with her while she walked the Louisiana neighborhood. Blades, a father of two, always knew Lacey as “just a fun, normal kid” before she became more isolated from people at the age of fourteen. However, she was still seen around the neighborhood until she was about twenty-one years old, during the time she was seen exercising outside.
“When I saw her that last time, she appeared fairly physically normal,” Blades (below) said. “She was always pretty thin, and she was exercising in the road with those small weights you carry. I’d see her a few times, gently getting some exercise in the roadway. I didn’t say anything to her that final time. There was no reason to.”
Blades also said that he asked Clay Fletcher about his daughter’s whereabouts around five years ago.
Blades said, “I asked Clay because I hadn’t seen her for so long. I actually thought maybe she got married and moved on,” adding, “I said, how is Lacey? How’s she doing? Has she moved off? Went to college or what?”
Apparently, Clay replied, “Oh no, she’s still here. She’s fine.” before changing the subject. Blades continued, “I just took him at his word. I had absolutely no suspicions about what actually happened at that house over the road from us. No alerts, nothing.”
Lacey vanished from view in the small Louisiana town where she died in January at the age of 36. She was found as a malnourished feces-smeared body that wore a hole in a sofa on which she had sat for 12 years.
Following a grand jury investigation at the courthouse in nearby Clinton, her parents Clay and Sheila Fletcher, both 64, were charged with second-degree murder and face life in prison without parole.
Hours after the decision, the couple was arrested, but they were released from East Feliciana Parish Jail when a judge set a $300,000 bond for each of them.
I pray she is at peace now. God will definitely deal with those “parents”
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