Madison County woman charged with elderly neglect

News-DemocratJanuary 3, 2014 

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A Godfrey woman has been charged with criminal neglect of an elderly person after the woman's mother was found dead in her home on New Year's Day.

Marjorie E. Phillips, 47, was charged Friday after Madison County Sheriff's Office responded Wednesday night to a home in Godfrey where Phillips' mother, Marjorie B. Phillips, 71, was found dead when Phillips had returned home after 7 p.m. Wednesday after being gone for 24 hours.

The deceased woman was found inside among food, dirty dishes, debris, and household goods piled throughout the home. An autopsy performed on Thursday revealed evidence of neglect.

Phillips is being held in the Madison County Jail and her bail has been set at $250,000.

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