Mexican police rescue 87-year-old man trapped in filthy room and forced to sleep on bare bed frame without blankets by 54-year-old daughter
- Celaya police officers in Guanajuato, Mexico, removed an elderly man who was being held in a locked room by his daughter against his will
- The shocking finding took place last Thursday, when police seized unpaid goods at the home of 54-year-old Leticia.
- Police said officers were removing a number of items when they heard 87-year-old Bonifacio cry
- Bonifacio was taken from the house and placed in a city-run shelter for seniors
- Leticia was arrested, but the charges have not been disclosed by the Guanajuato prosecutor’s office
Police officers have rescued an 87-year-old man who was held against his will by his own daughter in her home in central Mexico.
The shocking discovery took place on Thursday as agents issued an order for the repossession of unpaid goods in the Celaya, Guanajuato, the residence of a woman identified only as 54-year-old Leticia.
While clearing some belongings from the house, the police heard screams coming from one of the bedrooms where they found her elderly father Bonifacio.
An 87-year-old man identified by Celaya police as Bonifacio was safely removed from his 54-year-old daughter’s home in Guanajuato, Mexico last Thursday. The decision to take him out of the house was made after police heard him while he was locked in a room of the house
Police discovered that the 87-year-old man had been forced to sleep in a filthy room littered with trash on the floor. The older man’s bed was a wooden stacked frame that had no mattress
Photos shared by Celaya Municipal Police showed the grubby conditions in the bedroom with bottles and trash on the floor and dirty clothes on top of the bed frame.
Bonifacio was forced to sleep on the bottom part of a wooden bunk bed without the support of a mattress.
The older man, who suffered from an unknown condition on both legs, was taken from his daughter’s home because his living situation was considered inhumane. He was then taken to a local medical clinic and transferred to city-run senior shelters.
Leticia was arrested and taken into custody by the Guanajuato prosecutor’s office, which as of Monday had not determined whether charges would be filed against her.
Bonifacio (picture kneeling) now resides in a city-run shelter in Celaya, a municipality in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato