WARREN (WWJ) Police confirmed Monday afternoon that the 500-pound mother of four extricated from her apartment last week has died.

It’s unknown what exactly caused her death, but when she was rescued last Tuesday police said the 41-year-old woman, whose name is not being released, was lying in maggots and human waste when they arrived at the 12 Mile Road apartment.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, police said.

In order to free the mother of four, rescue crews had to knock a wall down. Her two school-aged children and twin toddlers were turned over to her sister, who reportedly lives down the hall in the apartment complex.

She was rushed to a local hospital following a call from the woman’s husband, who told police she needed medical attention. Her condition briefly improved late last week.

Fire Commissioner Skip McAdams told reporters that the woman had a broken hip and had been bed-ridden for quite some time. She was on some kind of state assistance, which may have been cut off, officials said.

Police plan to meet with Child Protective Services and prosecutors to decide on their next step.


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