Police arrested a Texas woman after finding the body of her mother decomposing in a bedroom.
What We Know:
- The remains, found during a child protective services investigation earlier in the month, are believed to be those of Jacqueline Louise Crayton, the mother of Delissa Navonne Crayton. Investigators are awaiting final confirmation on the identification of the remains.
- Investigators believe Crayton’s 71-year-old mother fell in 2016, hit her head and died a few days later while lying on the floor. Police said the fall was non-threatening, but Crayton failed to provide adequate assistance to her mom.
- “From 2016 until July 7, 2019, approximately 3 years, Delissa Crayton resided in the residence with her daughter who was at the time under the age of 15,” the Seguin Police Department said. The body was found in one bedroom and Crayton shared the other bedroom with her daughter.
- Crayton was arrested for “Injury to a Child under the age of 15 through recklessly, by omission, causing to a child, serious mental deficiency, impairment or injury,” police said. The offense is a second-degree felony punishable by imprisonment from 2-20 years and a fine up to $10,000.
- Their neighbor, Joel Vasquez, was in disbelief that a body was decomposing a few feet away from his home. “I don’t even like coming to this side of the house anymore,” he said.
Crayton is currently being held at the Guadalupe County Jail on a $200,000 bond. Her daughter is with family members.