Cockeysville woman charged in mother's death after leaving her on toilet

Sharon Caslow, 65, faces manslaughter charges for neglect in death of 91-year-old mother

  • Sharon Caslow has been charged with manslaughter in the death of her 91-year-old mother, who was left alone in a bathroom.
Sharon Caslow has been charged with manslaughter in the death… (Photo provided by Baltimore…)
August 22, 2012|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

A Cockeysville woman was charged in her mother's January death after authorities found the 91-year-old woman on a toilet, where she had been left for two days.

A Baltimore County grand jury on Aug. 15 indicted Sharon Caslow, 65, for manslaughter for leaving her mother in a bathroom in their home in the 1000 block of Hidden Moss Drive.

Medics were called to the home Jan. 17, where they found Audrey Caslow seated on a toilet and determined that she had been there for two days, police said. She was taken to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where doctors said she had injuries from being neglected.

She died 10 days later in hospice care, and the medical examiner's office ruled her death a homicide. She died of acute renal failure.

Sharon Caslow told police she knew her mother was in the bathroom but did not call for help.

Caslow, who faces six counts relating to abusing an adult, is free on $100,000 bond.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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