LACY LAKEVIEW, Texas (KWTX) Autopsies were ordered after the skeletal remains of a 75-year-old woman and her 41-year old daughter were found Tuesday tucked into beds in a home in Lacy Lakeview, north of Waco.
A family member who came into town from out of state made the gruesome discovery Tuesday after getting no response at the door at the home in the 200 block of Avenue G and crawling through a window, Lacy Lakeview police Chief John Truehitt said Friday.
Truehitt identified the women as Chiyo Mahon and her daughter, Kaurie Mahon.
The two had been dead for months, he said.
The younger woman had a severe eating disorder, he said.
“It’s such a sad story at Christmastime,” he said.
A second daughter, who visited the home to care for the two women, did not report the deaths because she believed her mother would not have wanted her to, he said.
Officers questioned the woman, but nothing they found led them to believe anything criminal was involved, Truehitt said.
He said she appeared to be very distraught.
No signs of foul play were found in the rat-infested home, Truehitt said.
Officers from other agencies helped with the investigation.
McLennan County Justice of the Peace Pete Peterson ordered autopsies.