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HARLEM, GA (WFXG) -
UPDATE: Neighbors are in still in shock
that a decaying body was found at a nearby home on their street. Sunday
afternoon, Columbia County deputies found the body of 74 year old Catherine
Simmons in her daughter's home on Mahala Lane in Harlem.
"That's the sad part is why do
people do the things they do," said Sativa Sturkey, neighobor.
What investigators said Denise
Chinnery did was pretty disturbing. They
came to her Harlem home, and she wouldn't let them in. Officers forced open the door and found her
mother, 74 year old Catherine Simmons
body, sitting up in a chair, long dead.
"From what we were told she
was inside the house in the living room," said Sturkey.
Neighbors never even knew Simmons
"We've never actually seen
her," said Sturkey. "We've seen the daughter, she's come in and out t but we've
never actually seen her [Simmons]."
Despite the tragedy that comes as
a bit of a shock to the community, they are trying their best to make some
sense of it all.
"We just don't want anyone passing judgment on
her because nobody knows what actually happened or why she did what she did,"
said Sturkey. "We'll pray for her, that's
all we'll do."
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ORIGINAL: Denise Chinnery is behind bars after the decaying body of her mother was found in Harlem. According to an incident report, Investigators were called to the home by Chinnery's sister, who reported Chinnery was in the home with the body of their dead mother and would not let anyone inside.
When Investigators arrived, they discovered Catherine Simmons body sitting in a chair in the living room of the home.
Chinnery is being charged with cruelty to a person 65 years old or older.
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