Man with quadriplegia found 4 days after mom left him in woods: police

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a warrant has been issued for the arrest of the mother of a severely disabled man left in the woods for several days near a Philadelphia park.

Police say 41-year-old Nyia Parler of Philadelphia will face charges including aggravated assault, reckless endangering, neglect of a care-dependent person and kidnapping.

Authorities say her 21-year-old son has cerebral palsy and is quadriplegic. He was found Friday night near Cobbs Creek Park, lying in leaves covered with a blanket next to a wheelchair and a Bible. He was hospitalized with dehydration and other injuries.

Police believe he was left there before his mother boarded a bus Monday for Maryland, to visit her boyfriend.

Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detectives division says the victim survived only “by the grace of God.”


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  • Martin

    I try not to judge but it’s hard and what about the poor guy left for dead by his own mother? I don’t know what would possess a person to act so callous against their own child, it is sickening and pure evil and must be punished for it.

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